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23 - The Space Trader

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,...


Special - Calling Alpha Control: DR. SMITH (MICHAEL PANZAROTTO)

CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: DR. SMITH (MICHAEL PANZAROTTO) SMITH: Welcome back for a Special episode of Alpha Control: a Lost in Space Podcast. Today I’m flying the Jupiter 2 solo without my trusty co-host Kurt, but that’s because we have a very special guest to interview, Dr. Zachary Smith. Dr. SMITH is a renowned Physician, Psychologist, Cybernetics Expert & retired Colonel in the USAF. In retirement, Zachary has established a second career as a best-selling author of several fascinating books...


Special: Listener Appreciation Show

ALPHA CONTROL: LISTENER APPRECIATION SHOW EPISODE SYNOPSIS: I’m pleased to dedicate this special episode of Alpha Control to you our loyal listeners. Our show debuted about six months ago & both Kurt & I have been astounded by the response to the show. Not only have we been blown away by how the show has taken off in terms of listenership, but almost from the start we’ve received great feedback from you in the form of comments, questions & a few very much appreciated reviews. I’ve done my...


Special - Calling Alpha Control: MARK MYERS

CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: MARK MYERS EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Welcome back for a Special episode of Alpha Control: a Lost in Space Podcast. Today I’m flying the Jupiter 2 solo without my trusty co-host Kurt, but that’s because we have a very special guest to interview, Sci-Fi Fantasy Master Modeler Mr. Mark Myers. Mark is a tremendously gifted & prolific scale model builder who is widely recognized in both the Professional Modeler world as well as the Sci-Fi Fan community. Many of his gorgeous...


22 - The Challenge

THE CHALLENGE EPISODE SYNOPSIS: A mysterious thief who has been pilfering from the camp is finally caught by Smith. He is a defiant alien boy who proves to be thoroughly intractable and impossible to handle. Then the boy’s father, a ruler from a distant planet, arrives and reveals that he has put his son there as a test to see how well he can fend for himself and thus prove if the boy is fit to succeed him. One test is to kill a giant monster. He insists that, to complete the tests, his...


Special - Calling Alpha Control: DR. FREDERICK HODGES

CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: FREDERICK HODGES EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome Mr. FREDERICK HODGES to Alpha Control for an exclusive interview. Frederick has been hailed by the international press as one of the best concert pianists in the world and is sought after by today’s foremost orchestras, festivals, conductors, and collaborative musicians. Classically trained, Mr. Hodges has established a reputation as a truly versatile artist-equally sought after as piano soloist, singer, guest soloist with...



WARNING – WARNING Hello Galactic Castaways, this is your mission controller Col. Laen August with a Special Alert Signal from Alpha Control: As some of you know, My trusty Co-Controller Kurt was directly affected for several days before & after by the devastating Hurricane Michael. The good news is that he & his family are safe & even though they are still dealing with the after-effects; as of today, they’re power & internet have finally been restored. Unfortunately, the storm also impacted...


Special - Calling Alpha Control: MIKE CLARK

CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: MIKE CLARK EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome Mr. Mike Clark to Alpha Control for an exclusive interview. Mike has had a long career in television on the camera & production side of things. He also had a 15-year career as a feature writer for the classic Sci-Fi Film/TV magazine STARLOG. During his career he’s had the opportunity to interview most of the original cast members & some of the behind the scenes creators of the show, including Irwin Allen himself. As a result,...


21 - The Magic Mirror

THE MAGIC MIRROR EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Penny finds an ornate mirror abandoned in a remote area by some former space traveler. Smith also is interested in it because of the value of its solid platinum frame. During a storm the mirror is struck by a cosmic bolt and changes mysteriously. It has become the entrance to another dimension. Falling thru the mirror, Penny finds herself entrapped behind it and cannot get out. She meets a Peter Pan-like alien boy who tries to persuade her to stay there...


20 - War of the Robots

WAR OF THE ROBOTS EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Will discovers a rusty, abandoned alien robot and insists on trying to put it together again in spite of warnings from our robot that it is dangerous. He makes it work and everyone is delighted by its superior abilities. Our own robot, now considered obsolete, is completely ignored and finally it wanders away. The alien robot is secretly planning to get them all into its power and then turn them over to a “MONSTER” in outer space whom it serves. Will, who...


19 - Ghost in Space

GHOST IN SPACE EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Smith gets rid of some blasting materials by throwing them into a nearby bog. The resulting explosion causes an angry, invisible presence to materialize from the marsh that night and make its way to the Jupiter 2 where it wreaks havoc until daylight. Smith, who has been trying to call up spirits with a Ouija board, thinks the manifestation is his dead Uncle Thaddeus. Believing that his uncle needs to be placated, he persuades Will to go to the marsh with him...


18 - The Sky Pirate

THE SKY PIRATE EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Tucker, a sky pirate, makes a forced landing on the planet as his spaceship is urgently in need of repairs. Holding Will as a hostage, he bargains with the Robinson to repair his ship in order to get the boy back. Will is fascinated by Tucker and his tale of pirate adventures in space. Tucker is being pursued by a “THING” from the planet Cygnet 4, his last stopover. He doesn’t know why. The “THING” tracks him down and, to escape it, Tucker and the family...


Calling Alpha Control: RON GROSS

CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: RON GROSS EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome 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 model kits...


17 - The Keeper Part II

THE KEEPER PART II EPISODE SYNOPSIS: The Keeper furious at Smith’s meddling threatens to leave them all at the mercy of the dangerous, roaming animals unless they give him Will and Penny to add to his collection. They refuse but in spite of all their precautions, he nearly succeeds in getting the children. Finally, impressed by the courage and love that the parents show for they children and their magnanimity towards him when he is in danger, he gives up his plan and collecting his animals,...


16 - The Keeper Part 1

THE KEEPER PART 1 EPISODE SYNOPSIS: An inter-galactic collector lands on the planet with a spaceship full of strange animals. He is looking for new specimens to add to his collection. Smith, with the Robot, tries to hi-jack his spaceship, planning to escape back to earth on it. Fumbling with the controls, however, he inadvertently lets the animals out of their cages. PRODUCTION OVERVIEW-Writer: Barney Slater, Director: Sobey Martin, Producer: Jerry Briskin, Executive Producer: Irwin...


15 - Return From Outer Space

RETURN FROM OUTER SPACE EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Smith and Will find the matter-transfer unit that was used by the Taurons to travel from planet to planet via a master beam. It is in bad disrepair but still seems to be working. Will, although forbidden by his father to tinker with it, cannot resist going back again later with the Robot whom he instructs to send him to earth and recall him for hours later. The operation is successful. Will materializes in a little village in Vermont but he cannot...


14 - Attack of the Monster Plants

ATTACK OF THE MONSTER PLANTS EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Dr. Robinson and Don have found a small vein of petroleum which they have mined for fuel to blast their spaceship off the planet. Unfortunately, a cyclamen-like plant, which has the power to ingest anything it finds and duplicate an image of it, swallows a can of deutronium hidden by Smith for use as a bargaining factor in case the Robinsons plan to leave him behind. The cyclamen, nourished by this element, starts growing rapidly. It lures Judy...


Special - Calling Alpha Control: JEFF BOND

CALLING ALPHA CONTROL: JEFF BOND EPISODE SYNOPSIS: We welcome 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 the...


13 - One of Our Dogs is Missing

ONE OF OUR DOGS IS MISSING EPISODE SYNOPSIS: While the men of the expedition, except Smith, are away, the women discover the wreckage of a space vehicle. On their return to the spaceship they find an intruder has looted their food supply. Later a small, friendly dog appears… The dog is found to be the only occupant of the wrecked capsule; it had been sent up, frozen in suspended animation in an early space experiment, and became re-animated when the freezing tube broke on landing… The...


12 - The Raft

THE RAFT EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Will has come up with an idea for building a small, two-man spaceship by utilizing parts from the Jupiter 2. Everyone gets to work on the project and soon the small craft is constructed. Don is due to fly it the following morning. But that night Dr. Smith sneaks out, panning to abscond with it. He takes the Robot along to release the lines for him at the right moment, but before he can get away he is surprised by Will. While trying to convince the boy that he’s...