The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)
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Attack of the Barbarians 

Doug and Tony must help Marco Polo stop an attack by Mongols in thirteenth century China. Tony meets and falls in love with the daughter of Kubla Kahn.



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Doug and Tony are transported to 1287 and are captured by the Mongol Batu that tortures Tony trying to discover the breach in the walls of Marco Polo's fort. However, Doug manages to escape bringing Tony and is helped by Marco Polo and his men. Tony is nursed by Sarita, the daughter of Kubla Kahn, and they fall in love for each other. However Batu wants to get married with Sarita to unite Mongolia and conquer Asia and Europe. Doug and Tony help Marco Polo to produce bombs and protect the fort. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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10 March 1967 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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This episode takes place in East Asia in 1287 and in Arizona in 1968. See more »


Doug Phillips calls Marco Polo "...the first European to explore the Orient..." On Polo's famous trip east, he accompanied his father and uncle, who had already been to China and met Kublai Khan before him. The difference, of course, is that Marco dictated a memoir of his trip while his elders did not. See more »


Edited from Taras Bulba (1962) See more »

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Meeting Marco Polo
10 August 2017 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

In this episode ours friends meet Marco Polo like always in each episode Irwin Allen provide a famous person to share the story to us,not always accurate of course but works...the interesting of this episode was the first time Tony falling in love with princess Sarit who actually lives in thirteenth century and he is contemplating the crazy idea to stay there...apart from that l found one's most weak episode of the entire series...Arthur "Luigi"Batanides is very convincing act as Batu.

Goofs: In the beginning of the episode when Tony and Doug are fighting against Mongolians you can see clearly the track of the truck's tyres in the grass...


First watch: 1971 / How many: 5 / Source: TV-Cable TV-DVD / Rating: 7

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