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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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Aug 1, 2019


EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome back; the Keeper…of all things Irwin Allen, Mr. Kevin Burns. Kevin along with his business partner Jon Jashni is an executive producer of the beautiful new Netflix Lost in Space series. The rebooted show enjoyed great success during its 2018 1st season & as of this recording will return for its 2nd season later in 2019 or early 2020. Recently, the 1st season of the new LIS was released on Blu-ray/DVD & the set includes some eye-popping special features designed to please fans of the original series. 

KEVINS’ BIO: Kevin grew up in upstate NY & by the time was Will Robinson’s age, he was already a Big Fan of LIS, watching it during its first run broadcast. That started him on a journey that would result in personal friendships with the cast members of the original series, as well as Sheila Allen, Irwin’s widow a relationship which ultimately culminated in this fabulous new Emmy nominated Netflix LIS series. Kevin maintained his love of LIS during his college years in New York & Boston, his teaching career at Boston University & his later move to LA where he landed a marketing & promotions job at 20th Century Fox Television. Later Kevin established several Hollywood production-companies & was nominated for numerous Emmy Awards, winning two - including one for the superb A&E series Biography. He was also writer, producer or director on many highly acclaimed television documentaries, including The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen, Lost in Space Forever & many more…Indeed, Kevin is directly responsible for hundreds of hours of television across a wide range of subjects, but the franchise that hold first place in his heart is Lost in Space. Kevin is also the driving force behind the beautifully restored & remastered 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray collection & Ultimate Soundtrack CD collection that were released in 2015 & the new Widescreen DVD collection released in 2019. For that all LIS fans owe HIM a special debt of gratitude.

We’re going to speak with Kevin today about the latest developments for the Netflix LIS series, including those special features on the BluRay set & of course. his lifelong LOVE of the ORIGINAL series. So, sit back, relax & enjoy this fascinating ‘Round 2’ interview with talented Lost in Space graphic artist & enthusiast Mr. KEVIN BURNS.

PODCAST INFO: This interview was conducted on 17 JULY 2019.