The Time Tunnel: Season 1, Episode 12

The Death Trap (2 Dec. 1966)

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Doug and Tony are transported to February 1861 to a barn where a group of conspirators leaded by Jeremiah plots a plan to kill Abraham Lincoln, but they are surprised by a raid of ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Robert Colbert ...
Scott Marlowe ...
Jeremiah Gebhardt
Matthew Gebhardt
Ford Rainey ...
Christopher Harris ...
David Gebhardt
John Zaremba ...


Doug and Tony are transported to February 1861 to a barn where a group of conspirators leaded by Jeremiah plots a plan to kill Abraham Lincoln, but they are surprised by a raid of governmental agents. Tony flees with Jeremiah and his brother Matthew while Doug is arrested by Pinkerton's men. The fanatic Jeremiah has prepared a time-bomb to blow up Lincoln's train but Tony knows that the plan is doomed to fail since history tells that Lincoln will die only four years later. When Jeremiah discovers that Lincoln is at the depot with Doug, he decides to blow up the spot; Tony tries to save his partner by is tied up to a chair in the brother's house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This episode takes place in Baltimore, Maryland on February 21, 1861. See more »


While being tied up by Matthew, Tony is arguing with Jeremiah, who backhands him across the face. But Jeremiah raises his right hand, then the camera angle changes to show him hitting Tony with his left hand. See more »

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Bomb Disaster Sub-Plot In Command Centre Shines
21 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

This death-of-Lincoln episode is good but not outstanding. The Time Tunnel series demands good guests stars and the guest cast here does a fine job. There is a non-event feeling to the hour that bothers me a little.

To me, the main event happens in the Tunnel command centre when the complex accidentally brings back a boy-with-a-bomb and the outraged General Kirk (Whit Bissell) says "If the bomb explodes it will destroy him (the boy), us and the Tunnel...SEND HIM BACK".

Yes, Gereral Kirk steals the episode again! The episode music composer is Robert Drasnin, who worked on a few Irwin Allen shows. To me, his music is just okay but his score for Lost In Space's Thief Of Outer Space was perhaps his shining hour.

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