The Time Tunnel: Season 1, Episode 8

Massacre (28 Oct. 1966)

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Doug and Tony are transported to the summer of 1876 and witness soldiers slaughtered by Indians in the middle of the desert. They are hunted and captured by three Indians; however Doug is ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Robert Colbert ...
Joe Maross ...
Christopher Dark ...
Paul Comi ...
Capt. Benteen
John Pickard ...
Maj. Reno
Yellow Elk
John Zaremba ...
George Mitchell ...
Bruce Mars ...
Tom Custer
James Halferty ...
Trooper Tim McGinnis (as Jim Halferty)
Dr. Charles Whitebird


Doug and Tony are transported to the summer of 1876 and witness soldiers slaughtered by Indians in the middle of the desert. They are hunted and captured by three Indians; however Doug is rescued by the Trumpeter Tim that survived the massacre and is bringing a dispatch from General Crook to General George Armstrong Custer. Doug escapes but the leader of the Indians, Crazy Horse, brings Tony to the Indian camp to get information about the "Yellow Hair". Meanwhile, the Time Tunnel personnel summon the specialist in the Indian Wars period and Sioux descendent Dr. Charles Whitebird to provide information about the location. The researcher advises that the place is Montana and the day is the eve of the day of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, where Custer and the 7th Cavalry Regiment where defeated and annihilated by the Indians led by Sitting Bull. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This episode takes place near the Little Bighorn River, Big Horn County, Montana Territory from June 25 to June 26, 1876. See more »


George Armstrong Custer is consistently referred to as "General Custer" in 1876, when in fact he was a lieutenant colonel. Custer achieved a brevet (temporary) rank of major general during the U.S. Civil War in the early 1860s. Following the war's end in 1865, he was reduced rank to captain, later promoted to lieutenant colonel, which rank he held at the time of his death at the Little Big Horn. See more »

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Neither dramatic nor visually accurate
12 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If only Time Tunnel had stayed with the formula used in The Last Patrol or the story about the eruption of Krakatoa, this episode might have been more successful. Instead Massacre tries to increase the drama of the story and the visual effects on screen and fails to do either.

Rather than Tony and Doug getting caught up in the flow of the actual event as participants (which they did in both the aforementioned episodes), most of the episode has the pair trying to convince the Indians and the Cavalry to call the whole thing off. Any viewer with a bit of knowledge about the American West knows the Battle of Little Bighorn happened, so dramatic tension is destroyed, not created.

Likewise, the visual effect is negated by an unnecessary bit of borrowing. Viewers are treated to scenes taken from a fairly big-budget movie Western. Result -- the original scenes shot for Time Tunnel look like home movies. Worse, all geographical veracity is lost since the "borrowed" material takes place in the desert Southwest. Surely there must have been someplace nearby with a broad grassy field (and without mountains or an ocean) that could have been used? Add to this the dreadful wigs and the hazel and blue eyes of various actors playing Indians and this episode is the worst of the first ten I've now seen.

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