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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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 10, 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 19, 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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May 9, 2019 147 min

A CHANGE OF SPACE

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Smith and Will discover an ultra-sophisticated spaceship which the Robot reports is capable of circumnavigating the universe at the velocity of light squared, but warns that there could be great hazards in such a flight. Will gets in, and inadvertently sets it in flight. He returns shortly with his intellect tremendously stimulated. Smith, wanting the same advantages, also takes a flight but he ...

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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: SANDY GIMPEL

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome a special guest to Alpha Control; Sandy Gimpel. Best known to fans of LIS as Bill Mumy’s stunt double, Ms. Gimpel has racked up an impressive 50+ year career in show business in a variety of on & off-screen roles. In fact, over the course of that career, Sandy has earned over 130 stunt performance & 37 acting credits on a multitude of television shows ...

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April 4, 2019 156 min

THE LOST CIVILIZATION

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: John, Don, Will and the Robot are out searching for a fresh water supply. While Don and John are repairing the Chariot in a cave, Will and the Robot explore. They fall down a crevice and find a vast inland sea and jungle. There, in a clearing, is a young girl of Will’s age, fast asleep. The Robot directs Will to wake her with a kiss which he does. She tells them she is a princess, and takes ...

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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: GARY FRANCIS & THE LOST JONATHAN HARRIS INTERVIEW

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome a special guest to Alpha Control; Gary Francis. A 50+ year Broadcast Radio Professional (on both sides of the microphone) in the New England area. Gary is here today to share with us a rare LOST Audio Artifact from Lost in Space; an in-depth extended one-on-one interview with the great Jonathan Harris, which he recorded on...

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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: PHIL HAMILTON

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome a special guest to Alpha Control; Lost in Space artist Mr. PHIL HAMILTON. Phil is an incredibly talented 3D Computer Graphic artist & a life-long Fan of Lost in Space. His passion for the show is well-known to the online Lost in Space Fan community as a result of the numerous contributions that he’s made over the years to several online series forums, show relat...

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February 14, 2019 133 min

ALL THAT GLITTERS

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Ohan, a galactic burglar, arrives, closely pursued by Officer Bolix of the Galaxy Law Enforcement Agency. Afraid of being caught with his loot, Ohan leaves a mysterious stolen object with Penny. Smith discovers its secret. It leads him to a hidden ring, just large enough to fit around his neck, which has the property of turning anything he touches into platinum. Smith betrays Ohan to Bolix in or...

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