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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: We welcome Back to Alpha Control Author Marc Cushman. 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, Irwin Allen’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Vol. 1 & 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.

When we last spoke with Marc over a year ago, we spoke at length on his LIS books, concentrating on how Irwin Allen managed to bring this ground breaking series to network TV & how the show evolved during the 1st season. This time, I wanted to get Marc’s take on how Irwin Allen responded to the challenges of the 1966-67 TV season on LIS & his other TV properties. I also want to explore Marc’s view on Irwin Allen vs. Gene Roddenberry. So, sit back & enjoy this fascinating & freewheeling INTERVIEW with Author Marc Cushman.

PODCAST INFO: This interview was conducted on 20 May 2019.