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Hello Galactic Castaways, this is ALPHA CONTROL - the podcast about Irwin Allen’s classic 1960’s Sci-Fi Adventure television series LOST IN SPACE. Strap in with your 'Mission Controller', Laen August for compelling guest interviews - exploring subjects directly related to LOST IN SPACE. On some missions, Laen is joined by his old college chum and 'Co-Controller'; Kurt Kuersteiner - for comprehensive podcast reviews of individual original series episodes! Alpha Control Podcast is a fun-filled, informative & very high production value 'walk down memory lane' - exploring all things LOST IN SPACE. Welcome aboard as we "Blast Off" together to celebrate Irwin Allen's 'LOST IN SPACE'.

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Jun 20, 2019


EPISODE SYNOPSIS: John, caught in a cave by a rock fall, hears a voice coming from an old sarcophagus. It is the spirit of Canto, a former warrior from the planet Quasti, who wants to take over John’s body and thus live again. The voice tells him that it will gain the possession of his mind bit by bit, until John will be completely under his control. Back with the family, John bewilders them by acting like a ruthless dictator. With Canto using John’s voice, the family are forced to work night and day repairing the spaceship as he plans to return to Quasti in it. When the ship is ready, John, under Canto’s control, imprisons Maureen, Judy and Don in the cave, then wearing a helmet and mask, tricks Smith and Penny into believing he is an alien who will take them to find their father. Only Will isn’t deceived, so Canto makes John take the boy to a steep precipice planning to hurl him over.

PRODUCTION OVERVIEW-Writer: Barney Slater, Director: Don Richardson, Producer: Jerry Briskin, Executive Producer: Irwin Allen.

Film dates: March 31- April 8, 1966 (7 days).

Air Date: April 27, 1966. / Repeat August 17, 1966.

PODCAST SYNOPSIS: Intro-Welcome, Production Notes, Show review, Next Week Preview, Outro