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Time Tunnel
  • James Darren [ Star Trek: DS9 ] as Dr. Tony Newman
  • Robert Colbert as Dr. Doug Philips
  • Lee Meriwether as Dr. Ann MacGregor
  • Whit Bissel as General Heywood Kirk
  • John Zaremba as Dr. Raymond Swain
  • Wesley Lau as Sergeant Jiggs
  • Sam Groom as Jerry

    1st Season 1966

  • Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 1] Rendezvous with Yesterday
    Shown 9 Sep 66

    1968, and a US Government Politician visits a secret facility. It contains half a dozen underground buildings, each 800 storeys deep and containing 12,000 men. Its purpose is ... time travel!

    James Darren goes back in time, and ends up on the Titanic - just like the Time Bandits did. The encounters aboard the ship amount to a slanderous attack on the Captain. Darren's friend from 1968 goes back in time to help him, leaving them both trapped ...

    The show used C20th Fox's vast library of stock footage, so there is probably footage from A Night To Remember in this ep. The irony is that the brains behind this show, Irwin Allen, created The Poseidon Adventure - and with it, the 1970s Disaster Movie genre!

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 2] One Way to the Moon
    Shown 16 Sep 66

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 3] End of the World
    Shown 23 Sep 66

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 4] The Day the Sky Fell In
    Shown 30 Sep 66

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 5] The Last Patrol
    Shown 7 Oct 66

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 6] Crack of Doom
    Shown 14 Oct 66

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 7] Revenge of the Gods
    Shown 21 Oct 66

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 8] Massacre
    Shown 28 Oct 66

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 9] Devil's Island
    Shown 11 Nov 66

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 10] Reign of Terror
    Shown 18 Nov 66

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 11] Secret Weapon
    Shown 25 Nov 66

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 12] The Death Trap
    Shown 2 Dec 66

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 13] The Alamo
    Shown 9 Dec 66

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    16 Dec 66   Night of the Long Knives
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    23 Dec 66   Invasion
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    30 Dec 66   The Revenge of Robin Hood
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     6 Jan 67   Kill Two by Two
    
    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 18] Visitors from Beyond the Stars
    Shown 13 Jan 67

    The 2 explorers land in the Wild West. They discover a pair of Alien invaders [actors with silver skin-paint, straight out of Lost in Space] have taken over a ranch. The aliens hold one of the explorers hostage, and send the other into town to demand all the supplies of food and livestock.

    Things get worse. The town is under siege by the Apaches, and the Sheriff thinks the time travellers are in league with the aliens!

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 19] The Ghost of Nero
    Shown 20 Jan 67

    The time travellers land in the villa of Count Galba, on the border between Italy and Austria. The year is 1915, and the villa is captured by the German army [not Austrians, for some strange reason]. Richard Jaekel [Dirty Dozen] plays one of the German soldiers.

    One by one the characters are possessed by the ghost of the Roman Emperor Nero who swore revenge on the Roman General Galba and all his descendants.

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 20] The Walls of Jericho
    Shown 27 Jan 67

    The duo are recruited as spies by Joshua. They want to stop the Jericho-ans from practising their religion - sacrificing a virgin. They dress as Arabs, even though they should be in Canaanite garb instead. Rahab is called a harlot, although in her defence she is safe from sacrifice. God intervenes.

    The end is in the 1500s, with Cortez. This is the start of one of the biggest bloodbaths in history.

    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 21] Idol of Death
    Shown 3 Feb 67
    Shown 31st May 2001 - Thursday

    The two Yanks join forces with a couple of Native Americans against Cortez and the Conquistadors. They call the natives civilised, gleefully ignoring the fact that the Aztecs practised human sacrifice hundreds of times every day. Worse, if the Yanks change history and prevent Cortez from winning, they will prevent the eventual colonisation of the western United States with the predictably detrimental effects on their own time-travel project!

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    10 Feb 67   Billy the Kid
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    17 Feb 67   Pirates of Deadman's Island
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    24 Feb 67   Chase Through Time
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     3 Mar 67   The Death Merchant
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    10 Mar 67   Attack of the Barbarians
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    17 Mar 67   Merlin the Magician
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    24 Mar 67   The Kidnappers
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    31 Mar 67   Raiders from Outer Space
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     7 Apr 67   Town of Terror
    
    
    compilation movies:
    Aliens from Another Planet: #24 Chase Through Time & #18 Visitors from Beyond the Stars
    Kill or Be Killed: #4 The Day the Sky Fell In & #17 Kill Two by Two
    Old Legends Never Die: #27 Merlin the Magician & #16 The Revenge of Robin Hood
    Raiders from Outer Space: #28 The Kidnappers & #2 One Way to the Moon
    Revenge of the Gods: #7 Revenge of the Gods & #20 The Walls of Jericho
    
    
    Time Tunnel Time Tunnel [Season 1, Episode 1 ]
    Shown th October 2007 [Wednesday]

    This was reviewed in our special supplement

    Time Tunnel

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