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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 28, 2018


EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome Mr. Marc Cushman to Alpha Control for an exclusive interview. Marc is a Writer, Producer, Director and a Saturn Award Winning Author, which he won for his definitive 3 Volume Book set ‘These Are the Voyages’ a history of the original Star Trek TV series. He is the also the Author of an equally superb 3 Volume set of Books, titled ‘Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space; an Authorized Biography of a Classic Sci-Fi Series’.

MARC’S’ BIO: Marc was born in San Diego, but grew up traveling the road with his father, making pit stops along the way up & down the West Coast, as well as Hawaii & New Mexico, before finally landing in L.A. His knack for writing became apparent early on & he wound up working for 30 years in TV & film. His TV writing assignments include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Diagnosis: Murder among many others. He also has numerous other TV & Film screen credits as producer, director, show runner, etc. In addition to his books on Star Trek & LIS, Marc has written books on the groundbreaking 60’s show I Spy and Long-Distance Voyagers: The Story of the Moody Blues. He has a book coming out in May 2018 about another Irwin Allen TV series, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea & he is currently working on additional book about Star Trek titled These are the Voyages: Gene Rodenberry & Star Trek in the 1970’s. As always, we will link to Marc’s book shop in our show notes. For all his work, but especially for his work on Lost in Space we owe Marc Cushman a great debt of gratitude.

PODCAST INFO: This interview was conducted on 24 April 2018.