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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 »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Kind of fun, but... 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:
Whit Bissell, who played General Kirk, was also in two adaptations of the H.G. Wells novel which popularised time machines: The Time Machine (1960) and The Time Machine (1978) (TV).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 »

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How did Doug get trapped in time?
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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Kind of fun, but..., 23 March 2001
Author: joseph t from ohio, usa

We had to watch "Time Tunnel" every Friday evening back in the heyday of 1960s-style TV sci-fi. And this show fit right in. A nice blend of storytelling, fantasy, and early techno-gadgetry.

Much of the appeal of time travel stories relates to, surprisingly, familiarity. We've learned (or at least used to learn) in school about the Trojan War, the French Revolution, the Titanic, Billy the Kid, etc. This show re-lived those tales with a modern-day twist. What would two modern-era men do in these historical events? Would they, could they, effect changes? Should they? The shows depicting historical events were best. When it tried some standard-fare sci-fi things, like trips into the future or outer space, the stories kind of plodded along and floundered.

But...some suspension of disbelief is a must if you watch this show. First, why did the time travellers have to end up in every episode in the middle of some dangerous, terrifying, world-shaking event? Why did they never appear in my quiet backyard back in the 1950s in suburban New Jersey, or out on a farm in Kokomo, Indiana? They would have saved themselves a lot of wear and tear. Oh, but, then we wouldn't have much of a show, right? Ah. Somehow, the stars always managed to get cleaned up and a set of fresh clothes just in time to make their next time leap, no matter how badly tattered and torn they were from their current misadventure. Pretty neat, that. I wish I had one of those when I wake up at 6 a.m. But, hey, if you can make a time machine, its probably no big deal to throw in an instant clothes changer and time traveller touch-up device. Lets not be square, play along with the gag and we'll enjoy the show more.

You'll recognize many of the cast. James Darren of course was the teenage heartthrob of the early '60s as Gidget's boyfriend. Sci-fi stalwarts Whit Bissel and John Zaremba reprise familiar characters. And Lee Meriwether adds some nice eye candy as the comely and brainy project scientist.

For its time, the Tunnel featured some nifty gadgets, although some of them were borrowed for/from and used in contemporary shows like Batman and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Those ancient mainframe-style computer banks look awfully familiar from different shows. But, hey, this was the '60s, and those were pretty modern back then. The Tunnel itself was quite striking, appearing to fade off into infinity when activated thanks to the magic of matte art and decent camera work. I've heard that the show's producers originally tried for a "time vortex" effect, showing clips of stock film footage from different eras speeding by the viewer as the time travelers made another leap in time. But when they tried it the effect looked more like a blurry version of brown pea soup. So they opted for the pop-art Tunnel, with very nice results.

Overall, a good sci fi effort from the mid '60s, for those who remember such a time fondly.

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