When separated Phineas is arrested with Lawrence of Arabia and Jeffery helps Thomas Edison invent the electric light.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Shanit Keter ...
Arthur Rosenberg ...
John Kruesi
Steven Keats ...
Mary Kate McGeehan ...
Mary Edison
Marius Mazmanian ...
Robert Ackerman ...
Michael Horsley ...
Tony Brafa ...
Nicholas Khan ...
Lynn Philip Seibel ...
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When separated Phineas is arrested with Lawrence of Arabia and Jeffery helps Thomas Edison invent the electric light.

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7 November 1982 (USA)  »

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This episode takes place in five different settings: Siberia at an unspecified time, the Middle East in 1917, Menlo Park, New Jersey from October 19 to October 21, 1879, the Middle East in 1871 and Menlo Park, New Jersey on December 31, 1879. See more »


Jeffrey Jones: If you'd like to learn more about Lawrence of Arabia or Thomas Edison, take a voyage to your local library. It's all in books!
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Referenced in Voyagers!: The Trial of Phineas Bogg (1983) See more »

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Good Episode
25 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Having watched Voyagers of the Titanic out of sequence, this episode of the 20 episodes of Voyagers, the sixth one I have watched now, showed remarkable promise and appeal.

While Bogg is imprisoned with Lawrence of Arabia, Jeffrey is with Tom Edison.

Bogg's adventure was so-so, but the setup with Tom Edison (played very well by Steven Keats) was the scene-stealer. You're all but rooting for the group to discover the light bulb.

Voyagers doesn't get the characters connected to the situation very well, other than their using history to their advantage, which doesn't work out for them very well. Perhaps had they tried to alter history, only to then find themselves contributing to the story, that would have worked better.

This is what happens with Edison. Jeffrey (delivering one of the Meeno Peluce over-acting jobs) is telling Edison he mustn't give up on trying to invent the light bulb, and Jeffrey's shirt is torn.

As Edison is getting the needle and thread to repair Jeffrey's shirt . . . . Eureka! Little creative things like this is what makes the story, not 'but you're Tom Edison, you GOT to invent the light bulb!' Then the Lawrence of Arabia episode is almost upstaged by Shanit Keter as Medina, the imprisoned woman who is trying to free Lawrence. Watch as she performs the deed that we have just now recently observed taking place in the Iron Man movie (which ironically enough, also took place over 40 years ago in the first comic book, but with communist Chinese, but I digress).

Six episodes into this 20 episode show, I have finally gotten a good one, hopefully there will be another.

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