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 »
In the early episodes, whenever the Voyagers are in time jump, their clothes nor number of personnel match when they jumped or land. 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 remember this show clearly from when I was in 4th grade and was quite devastated when it was cancelled. This show helped spawn a love-affair with History and learning. I so greatly wish that more shows like it were to be made....but instead we must be flooded with cr*p like, "Making the Band" and "Full House". If anyone knows when the Sci-Fi Channel plays these episodes -- please let me know!!
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