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"The Time Tunnel" (1966) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1966-1967

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The Time Tunnel: Season 1: Episode 30 -- The time travelers materialize in 1978 in a small New England town taken over by aliens, who plan to drain all the oxygen out of Earth's atmosphere.
The Time Tunnel: Season 1: Episode 29 -- Doug and Tony land in the desert during the historic 1883 battle of Khartoum just as a far greater battle against an alien race intent on destroying Earth begins.
The Time Tunnel: Season 1: Episode 28 -- A metallic man of the future takes Ann to his planet for scientific study.
The Time Tunnel: Season 1: Episode 27 -- Tony and Doug are frozen in time when a mysterious man in a cap appears in the Project base. This Merlin takes the guys out of time and sends them back to 544 A.D., Cornwall England.
The Time Tunnel: Season 1: Episode 26 -- While Doug helps Marco Polo, Tony falls in love with a woman in 13th century Mongolia and decides to give up time traveling.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
9 September 1966 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Scientists Tony Newman and Doug Phillips are the young heads of Project Tic-Toc, a multi-billion dollar... See more »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Better than you think See more (50 total) »

Cast

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James Darren ... Dr. Tony Newman / ... (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert Colbert ... Dr. Doug Phillips / ... (30 episodes, 1966-1967)

Whit Bissell ... Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
John Zaremba ... Dr. Raymond Swain (30 episodes, 1966-1967)

Lee Meriwether ... Dr. Ann MacGregor (30 episodes, 1966-1967)

Dick Tufeld ... Announcer / ... (22 episodes, 1966-1967)
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Series Directed by
Sobey Martin (14 episodes, 1966-1967)
Nathan Juran (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
William Hale (4 episodes, 1966)
Harry Harris (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Herschel Daugherty (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Writing credits
Irwin Allen (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bob Duncan (9 episodes, 1966-1967)
Wanda Duncan (9 episodes, 1966-1967)
William Welch (8 episodes, 1966-1967)
Leonard Stadd (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Carey Wilber (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ellis St. Joseph (2 episodes, 1966-1967)

Series Produced by
Irwin Allen .... producer (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jerry Briskin .... associate producer (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Original Music by
Herman Stein (18 episodes, 1966-1967)
Lyn Murray (3 episodes, 1966)
Robert Drasnin (2 episodes, 1966)
Paul Sawtell (2 episodes, 1966)
Leith Stevens (2 episodes, 1966)

Daniele Amfitheatrof (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Winton C. Hoch (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Film Editing by
James Baiotto (11 episodes, 1966-1967)
Dick Wormell (10 episodes, 1966-1967)
Axel Hubert Sr. (9 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack Martin Smith (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Rodger Maus (27 episodes, 1966-1967)
William J. Creber (3 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Norman Rockett (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Walter M. Scott (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair stylist supervisor / hair style supervisor / ... (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ben Nye .... makeup supervisor (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Production Management
William Self .... executive in charge of production (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
George E. Swink .... post-production supervisor (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert J. Anderson .... unit production manager (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred R. Simpson .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1966-1967)
Steven Bernhardt .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ted Butcher .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Art Department
Noel Quinn .... storyboard artist (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Sound Department
Bob Cornett .... sound effects editor (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Don Hall .... supervising sound effects editor (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunt double: James Darren (20 episodes, 1966-1967)
David Sharpe .... stunt double: James Darren / stunts (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert Mintz .... post-production coordinator (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Music Department
Leonard A. Engel .... supervising music editor (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
John Williams .... composer: theme music (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Sam E. Levin .... music editor (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Other crew
Hal Herman .... production associate (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Paul Zastupnevich .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Les Warner .... production coordinator (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
Arthur Weiss .... story editor (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
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60 min (30 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
Because eligibility requirements for the 1967 and 1968 Emmy Awards overlapped, the program received Emmy nominations in two separate ceremonies.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) (TV)See more »

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How did Doug get trapped in time?
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73 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
Better than you think, 2 March 2005
Author: P_Cornelius

The Time Tunnel first appeared on TV when I was 11 years old, and it has been four decades since I have seen any of Tony's and Doug's adventures. Thanks to the Starz Action Channel, I've recently had the opportunity to view a few of the episodes once more. Yes, it's a little more goofy than I thought all those years ago, especially when story lines start to turn around the appearance of aliens. But the show is also much better than some of the younger critics seem to be saying.

How so? Well, think about the assumptions behind the Time Tunnel. The producers of this program ASSUMED its audience, back in 1966, had at least a passing familiarity not only with the history of the Titanic, the Alamo, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and Custer's Last Stand but also ASSUMED its audience was aware of the outlines of the story of the Trojan War, the War of 1812, the Siege of Khartoum, and the Dreyfuss Affair--and remember this was long BEFORE the making of PAPILLON. Imagine an hour long TV series today turning one of its plots around the Dreyfuss Affair! It couldn't happen. Today's audiences haven't heard of Dreyfuss and can't even tell you what CENTURIES Pearl Harbor or the American Civil War took place in.

As strange as it may sound to the ears of the contemporary TV viewer, the truth is the Time Tunnel was geared towards a much more sophisticated audience than today's viewers, who are illiterate in their own culture and history. Could a TV series today do a story about the attempt to assassinate Abraham Lincoln--in 1861! The ability of the producers to take this all but forgotten historical incident and turn it into a hour long story could only have worked had the 1966 TV audience been well founded not only in the history of the American Civil War but in Lincoln's assassination in 1865.

The fact is the Time Tunnel could not work for today's dumbed down TV viewers. You can't assume they know what they had for lunch yesterday, much less the history of their own nation or Western Civlization. It's so much easier--and necessary--to develop films and TV shows around cartoon heroes with no baggage and no grounding in all that nasty history.

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