After finding no Cape Kennedy in 1969 and no United States either, Phineas and Jeffrey return to the end of World War II to make sure that German rocket scientist Werner von Braun doesn't fall into ...
Phineas Bogg is a member of a group people called Voyagers. They help history along. Give it a push where it's needed. He is a regular human that was living as a pirate a few hundred years ago, when he was chosen to be a voyager. He travels by way of a gold pocket watch like device called an omni. When the light is flashing red, it means history is wrong. His job is to fix it. In the pilot episode, Bogg ends up in 1982 when his omni malfunctions. (He is only supposed to be able to go as far as 1970.) He ends up in the apartment where 12 year old Jeffrey Jones and his aunt and uncle live. (Jones parents were recently killed in an accident.) While there, Jeffrey's dog grabs hold of Bogg's guide book (basically a history book.) Bogg being a pretty inept history person has no clue what to do without his book. One thing leads to another and Jeffrey falls out of the building's window. The only way to save him is for Bogg to jump out after him and travel through time. Now Bogg is stuck in ...Written by
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Where else can Cleopatra swing with Babe Ruth, Nero fiddle with Mae West, Marie Antoinette lose her head over Valentino - and two time travelers try to set history on the right course...even if they're not always on the right track. See more »
After leaving his acting career behind, Meeno Peluce became a high school history teacher. See more »
At the beginning of each episode the Voyagers are in their usual clothing even though in the course of most episodes they switch out their clothing to blend in and do not always end the episode in the same place or era where they began. See more »
[at the end of each episode, Jeffrey encourages viewers to read - example here is from "Buffalo Bill and Annie Play the Palace"]
If you want to learn more about Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, Queen Victoria or Dr Schweitzer, take a voyage down to your public library. It's all in books.
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During the credits, we hear Meeno Peluce, one of the cast members, say, "If you would like to learn more about [names of three famous things pertaining to the episode], take a voyage down to your public library. It's all in books." See more »
I absolutely loved this show when I was a kid. It was one of the highlights of my week and I've never forgotten it. I was an ardent fan and viewer of this show (I was 11 years old at the time) and was so disappointed when it failed to show up on my TV screen. I didn't know at the time that it had been cancelled...all I knew was a show I loved had just disappeared.
I haven't seen this since I was 11 so all my memories of it are from childhood. I would love to see it again. Was it as good as I remember? I figured it most probably was after seeing all the other reviews from viewers who have seen it more recently. It certainly got me interested in history and the past when I was a kid. It was educational as well as being great fun. No other show I remember from childhood taught and entertained the way Voyagers did. There has been so much rubbish pumped out on our TV sets for years and it's sad that fun, educational TV like Voyagers just fall by the wayside. Sadly kids of my generation and kids today just get fed mostly pap. If it sells it's swell..long as a show is making money who cares what kind of rubbish it is...sigh....
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