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Alpha Control: a Lost in Space Podcast

Fantasy & Science Fiction Podc

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 show 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.

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 show 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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United States

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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 show 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.

Language:

English

Contact:

2196142588


Episodes

Special - Calling Alpha Control: RON GROSS 4.0

5/25/2022
CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: RON GROSS 4.0 EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome back AGAIN a very special friend of the Alpha Control Podcast; the “Artist-Laureate” of Irwin Allen’s original Lost in Space - 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...

Duration:01:16:49

Special - Calling Alpha Control: DR. STEVEN D BLOOM PART II

3/23/2022
CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: DR. STEVEN D. BLOOM PART II EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome a special guest to Alpha Control; Dr. Steven D. Bloom. As well as being a big fan of LIS & Science Fiction in general, Steve is the author of a fascinating book titled, The Physics and Astronomy of Science Fiction. Published in 2016 by McFarland; the book explores a wide range of Sci-Fi Movies, TV series, Books & Short Stories by exploring their underlying concepts of physics & astronomy. Written for those of...

Duration:01:10:08

Special - Calling Alpha Control: DR. STEVEN D BLOOM PART I

2/23/2022
CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: DR. STEVEN D. BLOOM PART I EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome a special guest to Alpha Control; Dr. Steven D. Bloom. As well as being a big fan of LIS & Science Fiction in general, Steve is the author of a fascinating book titled, The Physics and Astronomy of Science Fiction. Published in 2016 by McFarland; the book explores a wide range of Sci-Fi Movies, TV series, Books & Short Stories by exploring their underlying concepts of physics & astronomy. Written for those of us...

Duration:01:02:19

Special - Calling Alpha Control: ANGELA CARTWRIGHT & BILL MUMY

1/26/2022
SPECIAL - CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: ANGELA CARTWRIGHT & BILL MUMY EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome two very special guests to Alpha Control: Angela Cartwright & Bill Mumy. Although well-known to LIS fans as the talented young actors who played Penny & Will Robinson on the classic series, BOTH performers have played numerous roles in dozens of movies & TV shows and between them racked up hundreds of appearances on both the Big & Small screen. But if that wasn’t enough, these ‘gifted go-getters’ are...

Duration:01:09:03

Special - Alpha Control: Parody TV Commercial Medley

12/29/2021
SPECIAL ALPHA CONTROL: PARODY TV AD MEDLEY EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Happy New Year to all our fellow Galactic Castaways! While we toil away on pre-production for our next episode, please enjoy this Special Bonus Parody TV Commercial Medley! In the meantime, we will be back Next Time with another episode of Alpha Control, where Kurt & I get back to reviewing our beloved original Lost in Space. Until then, take care & will talk to you soon! PODCAST INFO: This Bonus Content was produced on 27 DEC...

Duration:00:11:27

37 - The Deadly Games of Gamma 6

11/24/2021
The Deadly Games of Gamma 6 EPISODE SYNOPSIS: An alien trainer, Myko, with his troupe of gladiator fighters arrives for their yearly display of games which are televised throughout the galaxy. Myko tries to persuade Professor Robinson to enter one of the contests. John refuses, but Dr. Smith, hearing that vast riches are paid to the victor, volunteers to fight a little alien only half his size. Myko agrees but doesn’t tell Smith that his half-pint opponent can make himself invisible, or...

Duration:02:24:08

Special - Alpha Control: Surprise Promo

11/3/2021
SPECIAL ALPHA CONTROL: SURPRISE "SHOW PROMO" EPISODE SYNOPSIS: While we toil away on postproduction for our next episode, please enjoy this Special Surprise Promo inspired by another one of our favorite TV shows from the era. It’s a fun one! In the meantime, we will be back Next Time with another episode of Alpha Control, where Kurt & I get back to reviewing our beloved original Lost in Space. Until then, take care & will talk to you soon! PODCAST INFO: This promo was recorded on 2...

Duration:00:03:29

36 - The Android Machine

8/18/2021
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...

Duration:02:29:57

Special - Calling Alpha Control: MARTA KRISTEN

6/23/2021
CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: MARTA KRISTEN EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome a very special guest to Alpha Control; Marta Kristen. Well-known to LIS fans as the beautiful actress who played Judy Robinson, Ms. Kristen has had a fascinating life before, during & after her time on the classic series. MARTA’S BIO: Born as Birgit Annalisa Rusanen in Oslo Norway at the end of WWII. She spent the first four years of her life living in an orphanage until she was adopted by Prof. & Mrs. Harold Soderquist of...

Duration:00:58:09

Special - Calling Alpha Control: RON GROSS 3.0

5/26/2021
CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: RON GROSS 3.0 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 assorted box art illustrations for both Polar Lights and Moebius Models....

Duration:01:10:13

35 - The Prisoners of Space

3/31/2021
The Prisoners of Space EPISODE SYNOPSIS: The Earth People are indicted by the Galaxy Tribunal of Justice for crimes committed in space. Their camp-site is enclosed by an energized fence keeping them all prisoner. They are summoned, one at a time, to answer charges. A visual memory machine recounts all their adventures to date. Smith, afraid of being found out, tries to escape but is forced to return by the Robot. The Tribunal eventually finds the Robinsons not guilty but Smith guilty on all...

Duration:02:08:30

34 - Space Circus

12/2/2020
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’ food supply and makes Will believe that he should sacrifice...

Duration:02:18:02

Special - Calling Alpha Control: JEFF BOND 3.0 Part II

10/21/2020
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 coffee table book which takes readers on a visual journey through the mind and...

Duration:01:30:58

Special - Calling Alpha Control: JEFF BOND 3.0 Part I

9/23/2020
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 deluxe 600+ page limited edition coffee table book which takes...

Duration:00:49:02

Special - Calling Alpha Control: LUBLINER & CLARK

8/5/2020
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 fan community for collaborating on the fantastic documentary film, ‘RESTORING THE...

Duration:01:11:01

33 - Forbidden World

6/24/2020
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 copiously from a small keg, discovers that the liquid contained a...

Duration:01:48:44

Special - Calling Alpha Control: DAVID SCHECTER

5/27/2020
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 soundtracks from classic science fiction & horror films. Over the course of his...

Duration:01:33:22

32 - The Ghost Planet

5/6/2020
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 in charge of Will and Smith who are put to work on an...

Duration:01:47:45

31 - Wild Adventure

4/15/2020
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. But a charming Green Space Lorelei, who feeds upon atomic...

Duration:01:43:04

Special - Calling Alpha Control: DR. JACOB SHAPIRO

4/1/2020
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 variety of professions; such as actors, producers, politicians, authors &...

Duration:00:41:36