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Welcome Galactic Castaways, this is Alpha Control the podcast about Irwin Allen’s classic 1960’s Sci-Fi Adventure television series LOST IN SPACE. Listen to a comprehensive review of one episode of the series per podcast. We also release special shows and interviews focusing on subjects directly related to Lost in Space. Alpha Control is an interesting, fun walk down memory lane with two fans who grew up watching Lost in Space that finally get the opportunity to share their knowledge and love of the show with a wider audience.

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EPISODE SYNOPSIS: A mysterious thief who has been pilfering from the camp is finally caught by Smith. He is a defiant alien boy who proves to be thoroughly intractable and impossible to handle. Then the boy’s father, a ruler from a distant planet, arrives and reveals that he has put his son there as a test to see how well he can fend for himself and thus prove if the boy is fit to succeed him. One test is to kill a giant monster. He insists that, to complete the tests, his son should challenge Will in a series of contests. Will, seeing himself as the representing the planet Earth, is equally anxious to win. The boys tie in a number of events in spite of Smith’s secret attempts to influence the events in favor of the alien boy, hoping thus to win the father’s approbation, but the final events confounds all Smith’s secret schemes.

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

Film dates: February 1-10, 1966 (7 days spanning 8) Air Date: March 2, 1966 / Repeat June 29, 1966.

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