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Special - Calling Alpha Control: RON GROSS 2.0

10/17/2019
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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 assorted box art illustrations for both Polar Lights and Moebius Models...

Duration:01:05:57

Special - Calling Alpha Control: DOUG HINES

8/22/2019
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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 Synthesis Entertainment to produce studio quality full scale replicas...

Duration:00:53:09

Special - Calling Alpha Control: KEVIN BURNS 2.0

8/1/2019
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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 of the new LIS was released on Blu-ray/DVD & the set includes some...

Duration:00:44:35

Special - The Reluctant Stowaway -The Director's Cut

7/19/2019
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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 from the hosts, more music & show clips. The original version has been...

Duration:01:09:53

Special - S1 WRAP UP - S2 PREVIEW

7/11/2019
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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 podcast as we get ‘Lost in Season Two’. Finally, we’ll summarize the Cliffhanger that...

Duration:02:07:41

29 - Follow the Leader

6/20/2019
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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 ruthless dictator. With Canto using John’s voice, the family are...

Duration:02:49:49

Special - Calling Alpha Control: JEFF BOND 2.1

6/6/2019
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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. Notably for us, Jeff along with his colleague Neil Bulk was Album...

Duration:01:11:44

Special - Calling Alpha Control: JEFF BOND 2.0

5/23/2019
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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 for us, Jeff along with his colleague Neil Bulk was Album Producer on...

Duration:01:02:17

28 - A Change of Space

5/10/2019
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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 returns just a doddering old man. Will thinks that another...

Duration:02:27:22

Special - Calling Alpha Control: SANDY GIMPEL

4/25/2019
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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 & feature films. In addition to her accomplishments in front of the...

Duration:00:48:55

27 - The Lost Civilization

4/4/2019
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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 them to her kingdom. On arriving, they find John and Don who,...

Duration:02:36:37

Special - Calling Alpha Control GARY FRANCIS & THE LOST JONATHAN HARRIS INTERVIEW

3/14/2019
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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 the occasion of the 1995 Lost in Space 30th Anniversary Cast Reunion...

Duration:01:53:03

Special - Calling Alpha Control: PHIL HAMILTON

2/28/2019
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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 related Facebook groups & his YouTube Channel. One of his signature...

Duration:01:21:04

26 - All That Glitters

2/14/2019
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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 order to keep the ring. At first, he is enthralled by it, but...

Duration:02:12:19

Special - Calling Alpha Control: GUY FOSTER

1/31/2019
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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: GUY FOSTER EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome Lost in Space colorization artist Mr. GUY FOSTER. Guy is well known to the online Lost in Space fan community for his beautiful colorizations of B/W images from the 1st season of the series. Guy discovered Facebook in 2013 and started colorizing experiments of standard definition screen grabs. Later after the 2015 release of the Hi-def. Blu-Ray set, he challenged himself to produce images that would hold up against images from...

Duration:00:53:57

25 - The Space Croppers

1/17/2019
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THE SPACE CROPPERS EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Smith and the children, trying to track down a werewolf, find a strange family consisting of a mother son and daughter, all dressed in rags with a dilapidated spaceship resembling a hillbilly shack. They are planting crops and as soon as their harvest is in, they say they will be moving to another planet. Smith, who sees a chance to get back to Earth with them, begins courting the mother. Meanwhile, the plants, nurtured by strange rites and incantations,...

Duration:02:25:15

Special - Calling Alpha Control: BILL HEDGES

1/3/2019
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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: BILL HEDGES EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome Lost in Space Prop & Miniature Replicator, Writer, Researcher & Independent Film Studio Owner; Mr. Bill Hedges. Bill is well known in the LIS fan community for his detailed & screen accurate recreations of classic LIS props & sets, many of which have been realized using original components & studio blueprints from the series. As a kid, Bill fell in love with LIS when it premiered in the Fall of 1965 during its prime-time...

Duration:01:05:06

Special - Calling Alpha Control: ANGELA CARTWRIGHT

12/27/2018
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CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: ANGELA CARTWRIGHT EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome a special guest to Alpha Control; actress, author & artists; Angela Cartwright. Well-known to LIS fans as the lovely young actress who played Penny Robinson on the classic series, Ms. Cartwright has led a charmed life before, during & after her time spent Lost in Space. She joins us today for a very special interview to discuss her wide-ranging show business career, her spectacular art & books, as well as a little bit on...

Duration:00:43:47

24 - His Majesty Smith

12/20/2018
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HIS MAJESTY SMITH EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Smith and Will are approached by some handsome aliens whose leader, Nexus, says they have come from the planet Andronica looking for a king. When Smith hears that their world is filled with every imaginable luxury, he arranges to get himself chosen for this role. Attended by Andronicans in regal style, Smith is preparing to leave for his new kingdom when an ugly, hairy creature appears and tells him that these handsome people are not the inhabitants of...

Duration:02:18:38

23 - The Space Trader

12/6/2018
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THE SPACE TRADER EPISODE SYNOPSIS: A violent cosmic storm devastates the family’s hydroponic garden, leaving them woefully short of food. This has been done deliberately by a sinister Space Trader who now sets up a store full of exotic merchandise. The Robinson do not trust him and will not deal with him, but Smith secretly swaps the robot for a private supply of food. When the family discovers this, none of them will speak to him. To get the robot back, Smith who has nothing else to offer,...

Duration:01:54:41