The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)

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 Dr. Tony Newman / ... (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert Colbert ...
 Dr. Doug Phillips / ... (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Dr. Raymond Swain (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Dr. Ann MacGregor (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
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Scientists Tony Newman and Doug Phillips are the young heads of Project Tic-Toc, a multi-billion dollar government installation buried beneath the desert. They have invented a Time Tunnel, which will allow people to visit anywhere in time and space. While testing the tunnel for an impatient senator, Newman and Phillips became trapped in time, and each week coincidentally found themselves at the site of an important historical event, be it the Siege of Troy, the sinking of the Titanic or an assassination attempt on President Lincoln. Sometimes they traveled into the future, and battled alien invaders. Ann MacGregor, Gen. Kirk and Dr. Swain are the scientists trying to fix the malfunctioning Time Tunnel and bring Doug and Tony back to the present (1968). Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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After a single season of good reviews but mediocre ratings, ABC offered to renew the series if producer Irwin Allen would cut his budget by one-third. He refused and the series was canceled, to be replaced in the fall of 1967 by Custer (1967). See more »

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In the pilot episode, Tony tells Captain Smith of the Titanic that he was born in 1938. Then in episode 4 he states he was 7 years old at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, making him born in 1934. A mistake of 4 years. See more »

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Announcer: [opening narration for most episodes] Two American scientists are lost in the swirling maze of past and future ages, during the first experiments on America's greatest and most secret project, the Time Tunnel. Tony Newman and Doug Phillips now tumble helplessly toward a new fantastic adventure, somewhere along the infinite corridors of time.
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Are Those Guys Still Floating Around In That Time Vortex?
15 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of television's last great shows as far as I'm concerned. I learned a lot of history by watching this show. It even got me a little interested in it. My mother even got me a green turtleneck sweater like Tony's the first (and only, come to think of it) Christmas it was on the air.

I learned about many historical events, the sinking of the Titanic, Pearl Harbor, et al. The Pearl Haror episode titled "The Day the Sky Fell In" was a very emotional episode because Tony's father was among the missing the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. It was really sad to see him standing over his dying father following the attack.

I believe this was one of the first series ever to have these sucky cliff-hanger endings. For all we know, Tony and Doug are still out there floating around in that time vortex. It's like GILLIGAN'S ISLAND. I can't help wondering if those damn fools are still on that island.

It would have been nice to see Tony and Doug make it back home, but that never happened. They just disappeared and then the end credits (with the theme written by a young man named Johnny Williams, for all you music buffs out there.) Hope we some day get to see what happened to them after that last episode.


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