The Fantastic Journey: Season 1, Episode 1

Vortex (3 Feb. 1977)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Sci-Fi
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 16 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

A group of passengers on their way to have a vacation become shipwrecked on a strange island where people from all times and dimensions are trapped.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Related Items

Search for "Vortex" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Vortex (03 Feb 1977)

Vortex (03 Feb 1977) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Fantastic Journey.
1 of 10 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
...
Dr. Fred Walters
...
Katie Saylor ...
Liana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Enid Jordan
Scott Brady ...
Carl Johanson
Byron Chung ...
George
...
...
Ben Wallace
Jason Evers ...
Susan Howard ...
Eve Costigan
...
Paget
...
...
Rhea
Mike Road ...
Source voice (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A group of passengers on their way to have a vacation become shipwrecked on a strange island where people from all times and dimensions are trapped.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

3 February 1977 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Varian: The Arawaks tell about a time zone, lies far to the rising sun;
Varian: and there, they say, that any man could find a doorway back to his own time.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
And So The Journey Begins
18 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

The beginning of '77 and into the summer, one of the most intriguing shows never to be forgotten started and aired every Tuesday night on NBC (or was it Thursday?) It didn't matter. For this 11-yr-old, Fantastic Journey was not to be missed.

While I didn't recall so much about the beginning, I knew it involved a small family and some others who were lost in the fog of the Bermuda Triangle.

They would see a native looking figure with long hair and loin cloth, until it was discovered he actually wasn't a native at all, he was Varian, an alien from the future.

Gradually, the occupants of the boat would be picked off one by one (actually two guys try to sail off the island and are swept back on land, quite lifeless).

The encounter Ian McShane as some pirate or something, then Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley as aliens serving a brain in a futuristic setting.

This pilot is most known for those who recall this show as it sent the mother, father and sister in the little family all back where they came from, keeping child fave Ike Eisenmann and Carl Franklin (a very effective racial token) as the main characters of the cast.

The pilot could air as a late movie at times later on, but the other episodes of this show, which I understand have aired on Scifi and other networks, remained unseen by me until I discovered them on youtube.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ever likely to be on DVD? kvr100x
What happened to Liana in the last few eps? bribabylk
A "Fantastic" show for the time archangael141
Remembering a missing/lost episode? glossamir
Wouldn't a Remake be great? archangael141
DVD decision jeffkb4
Discuss Vortex (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?