Alpha Control: a Lost in Space Podcast

Alpha Control: a Lost in Space Podcast

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 all three seasons. YES, all 83 episodes of the series! We cover one episode of the show per podcast and 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.... Show More

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December 3, 2020 138 min

Space Circus

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Marvello and his Space Circus arrive. They stage a performance for the benefit of the Robinsons and discover that Will has unexpected clairvoyant powers. Marvello would like to take the boy with him as part of his troupe, and Smith, eager to exploit the situation to his benefits arranges to be the boy’s manager. He meddles with the Robinsons’ food purification machine, leaving them only four days’ fo...

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EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome back Lost in Space Music expert Mr. Jeff Bond to Alpha Control for an exclusive interview. Jeff is an accomplished Author, Music Critic & Album Producer. He’s written several books on Sci-Fi related topics including The Music of Star Trek, The Art of Star Trek: The Kelvin Timeline, The World of Orville & of course THE FANTASY WORLDS OF IRWIN ALLEN; the deluxe 600+ page limited edition coffe...

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Special - Calling Alpha Control: JEFF BOND

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome Back Lost in Space Music expert Mr. Jeff Bond to Alpha Control for an exclusive interview. Jeff is an accomplished Author, Music Critic & Album Producer. He’s written several books on Sci-Fi related topics including The Music of Star Trek, The Art of Star Trek: The Kelvin Timeline, The World of Orville & of course THE FANTASY WORLDS OF IRWIN ALLEN; the...

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Special - Calling Alpha Control: PAUL LUBLINER & MIKE CLARK

 EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome BACK our old friend & LIS Super Aficionado Mr. Mike Clark & he’s accompanied today by his friend & colleague Mr. Paul Lubliner to Alpha Control for an exclusive interview. Both Mike & Paul have been life-long fans of the Fantasy Worlds that Irwin Allen created on his 1960’s TV series. Today they are well known to the LIS f...

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June 24, 2020 108 min

FORBIDDEN WORLD

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Evading a missile sent after them by the Cyborgs they have just escaped, the Robinsons crash-land on another planet. Smith, Will and the Robot are captured by an alien, Tiabo, and taken prisoner. Tiabo tells them that an army of thousands is mobilizing against them. When he leaves, allegedly to report to his superiors, they escape and go back to warn the others. Smith, who has been drinking copiou...

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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: DAVID SCHECTER 

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome Sci-Fi & horror Movie music expert Mr. DAVID SCHECTER to Alpha Control for a special interview. David is a highly accomplished & widely published writer/ editor, as well as a music, book & film critic. Since the mid 1990’s, he’s also been a producer, writer, publicist, and co-owner of the acclaimed CD label Monstrous Movie Music; specializing in soundt...

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May 6, 2020 107 min

The Ghost Planet

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: The Jupiter is drawn irresistibly into the orbit of a strange planet. It is inhabited entirely by Cyborgs under the control of a gigantic Cybernetic Brain. The Cyborgs want to capture the Castaways and use them as slave workers. Smith is gullible enough to leave the spaceship, followed by Will. The Robot, who has been sent to reconnoiter the situation, swears allegiance to the Cyborgs and is set ...

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April 15, 2020 103 min

WILD ADVENTURE

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Out in space, Smith tries to change course from Alpha Centauri to Earth. The first time, he jettisons the reserve fuel by mistake; next, he heads the ship straight into the sun. Don only just gets it out of the gravitational pull in time, and they are fortunately able to replenish their fuel supply from a string of refueling barges that John remembers have been placed not too far from their path. B...

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SPECIAL - CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: DR. JACOB SHAPIRO

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome Astrologer to the Stars Dr. JACOB SHAPIRO to Alpha Control for a special interview. Since the mid 1960’s many famous denizens of Tinsel Town turned to Jacob for Horoscope readings, Back adjustments & guidance. His career spanned over three decades & during that time he managed to help, heal and handle a long list of renowned clients from a vari...

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March 11, 2020 102 min

BLAST OFF INTO SPACE

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: The planet on which the Robinson family had found refuge is about to disintegrate due to the blasting of a space prospector, Nerim, in his search for the valuable element Cosmonium. The Robinsons hastily prepare to blast off into space, and so does the prospector, but he is lacking a thruster control necessary to get his spaceship off the ground. Smith, greedy to get some of the Cosmonium, st...

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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: JEFF WARGO

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome, Sci-Fi Fantasy Master Model Maker Mr. Mr. Jeff Wargo. Jeff is an extraordinarily talented scale model maker with expertise in both kit & scratch building techniques. Highly respected in the Pro-Modeling community; many of his dazzling creations have been the subject of several articles for modeling publications such as “Fine Scale Modeler" and "Sci Fi and ...

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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: MARC CUSHMAN 2.0

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 Biograph...

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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: RON GROSS 2.0

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome back a special guest to Alpha Control; Lost in Space artist Mr. RON GROSS. Ron is an incredibly talented & prolific graphic artist who is skilled in both traditional and digital rendering techniques. Many of his beautiful creations employ a distinctive hybrid production methodology that he personally developed. Ron's Lost in Space related works include assor...

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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: DOUG HINES

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome Mr. DOUG HINES.  Doug is owner/operator of GOTHAM CRUISERS, which is a fantastic company that he started in Dayton, Ohio that produces beautiful screen accurate replicas & conversion kits of the classic vehicles from the 1966 Batman TV series & Bat-cycle, as well as the 1989 Tim Burton Batman movie! Recently, he secured a licensing agreement with Kevin Burns of...

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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: KEVIN BURNS 2.0

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 o...

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THE RELUCTANT STOWAWAY – THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

Oh No! A Summer Rerun! (Not quite.)

At the urging of my brilliant Special Guest Star, I went back & listened to the original version of this show & found it could use some TLC. Since this is the first episode of our podcast many new listeners will sample; our review of ‘The Reluctant Stowaway’ really deserved to be upgraded from the original release with cleaned up commentary fro...

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July 11, 2019 127 min

SPECIAL – SEASON 1 WRAP UP – SEASON 2 PREVIEW SHOW

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Welcome Galactic Castaways to our long-awaited Season 1 Wrap-Up show. In this episode Kurt & I will reminisce about the highlights & low-lights of Season 1 of Irwin Allen's original 'Lost in Space'. We’ll talk about what new & exciting changes to expect for Season 2. We’ll also preview some things to look out for with Alpha Control podca...

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June 20, 2019 169 min

FOLLOW THE LEADER

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: John, caught in a cave by a rock fall, hears a voice coming from an old sarcophagus. It is the spirit of Canto, a former warrior from the planet Quasti, who wants to take over John’s body and thus live again. The voice tells him that it will gain the possession of his mind bit by bit, until John will be completely under his control. Back with the family, John bewilders them by acting like a ruth...

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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: JEFF BOND 2.1

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome back Lost in Space Music expert Mr. Jeff Bond to Alpha Control for an exclusive interview. Jeff is an accomplished Author, Music Critic & Album Producer. He’s written several books on Sci-Fi related topics including The Music of Star Trek, The Art of Star Trek: The Kelvin Timeline & his latest title The World of Orville which was published in Jan. 2018. Nota...

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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: JEFF BOND

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome back Lost in Space Music expert Mr. Jeff Bond to Alpha Control for an exclusive interview. Jeff is an accomplished Author, Music Critic & Album Producer. He’s written several books on Sci-Fi related topics including The Music of Star Trek, The Art of Star Trek: The Kelvin Timeline & his latest title The World of Orville which was published in Jan. 2018. Notably ...

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