Aug 18, 2021
The Android Machine
EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Dr. Smith finds an alien machine; he presses a button & a silver-clad android named Verda appears. She tells him he has ordered her & now she is his property forever and cannot be returned. The children take to her & she becomes so attached to them that she tries to sacrifice herself to save them when they are attacked by a monster. When an alien arrives to demand payment for the android, Smith, anxious to get rid of her, says she is defective. The alien is prepared to have her destroyed, but the children plead with their father to save her by trading some of their valuable deutronium fuel for her. But when the alien discovers that Verda has become so human that she is willing to sacrifice herself for love, he declares that she is far too valuable to be destroyed.
PRODUCTION OVERVIEW-Writer: Bob & Wanda Duncan, Director: Don Richardson, Producer: William D. Faralla, Executive Producer: Irwin Allen.
Film dates: 12 – 19 Aug 1966 (5 days), Air date: Wednesday October 26, 1966 (no summer release)
PODCAST SYNOPSIS: Intro-Welcome, Production Notes, Show review, Next Week Preview, Outro. This podcast was recorded on 7/7/2021