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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:
It's only a 1960's TV show... but I love it! 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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Did You Know?

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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49 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
It's only a 1960's TV show... but I love it!, 9 February 2003
Author: Janet Harrison from Great Britain

Whenever the nit-pickers and cynics get started on THE TIME TUNNEL, you can bet your life that the same things will come up....

The first thing is usually to point out how smelly Doug and Tony must be because they never change their clothes. This will usually be followed by a comment about the length of their hair and fingernails. Anyone who has actually watched the show will be able to give the answer that the two travellers are returned to the condition they were in when they were extracted from the RMS Titanic at the conclusion of their first adventure "Rendezvous With Yesterday" - it's a part of the transference process. Likewise any injuries that they may have suffered (such as Tony's damaged ankle in "Kill Two by Two") are undone. OK, I'm not denying that the real reason for this is so that they could use the same stock footage of Doug and Tony in the vortex week after week... but it is addressed.

Point two on the nit-picker's agenda is usually: "why do Doug and Tony always materialise in one of history's hotspots rather than someone's backyard or a field on an historically insignificant day?" The quick answer to which is that it would be pretty boring watching Doug and Tony sitting in a field scratching themselves for a whole hour - well I'd find it boring at any rate.

Point three is invariably: "How come every historical figure they meet - no matter where and when they hail from - speaks perfect English?" Likewise, this can easily be dismissed by pointing out that watching Doug, Tony and Historical Figure of The Week making hand signals and drawing pictures in the sand for an hour just to say "Hi", might make for pretty dull viewing. Anyway, surely it is conceivable that one or more of those many computer banks we see at Project: Tic-Toc might be doing the translating for Doug and Tony (a bit like the Universal Translator in the original Star Trek).

The thing that the nit-pickers always seem to forget is that THE TIME TUNNEL was a weekly television show meant to entertain the masses for 50-odd minutes a week. It was made in 1966 and so, yes, it has dated and doesn't look as sophisticated as the SF shows of today - but don't forget that those modern shows are building on what came before. Thirty-odd years on I can promise you that Babylon 5, Farscape and whatever Star Trek show is currently airing, will look just as dated and unsophisticated.

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