Land of the Giants (1968–1970)
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Wild Journey 

Steve and Dan meet up with a pair of time travelers from another planet. The two pilots wind up stealing the device the pair uses for their travels and use it to go back to the day the ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Harris

Writers:

Irwin Allen (created by), William Welch
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Gary Conway ... Capt. Steve Burton
Don Matheson ... Mark Wilson
Stefan Arngrim ... Barry Lockridge
Don Marshall ... Dan Erickson
Deanna Lund ... Valerie Scott
Heather Young ... Betty Hamilton
Kurt Kasznar ... Alexander B. Fitzhugh
Bruce Dern ... Thorg
Yvonne Craig ... Berna
Sheila Allen ... Miss Collier (as Sheila Mathews)
Erik L. Nelson ... SID Man (as Erik Nelson)
Louise Lorimer ... Miss Smith
Martin Liverman Martin Liverman ... First Security Guard (as Win Liverman)
Marshall Stewart Marshall Stewart ... Passerby
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Steve and Dan meet up with a pair of time travelers from another planet. The two pilots wind up stealing the device the pair uses for their travels and use it to go back to the day the Spindrift crashed on the planet of the giants in order to prevent the accident from happening. However, the two time travelers have followed them and warn the pair that if they do change history there is a good chance that when the Spindrift crashes that this time no one will survive. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1970 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The storyline for this episode is lifted from Lost in Space: Time Merchant (1968). See more »

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In the series debut, the original date of the Spindrift's departure from Los Angeles was June 12, 1983. However, in this episode it is changed to September 25, 1983. See more »

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Remake of Lost in Space: Time Merchant (1968) See more »

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Every Single Cast Member Is Great But We Have A Problem
17 May 2007 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

Wild Journey wastes no time in getting into the story as the opening frames of the teaser deal with "the little people" discovering two time travellers.

Early in act one we are already in the guts of the story about two of "the little people" going back to earth before the tragic blast off. Bruce Dern is very pleasing in his attempts to bring reality to such a way out script, his casual style of speech is in contrast to the more tense tones of previous Giants time traveller Warren Stevens. This is my second favourite Yvonne Craig performance (after Star Trek) as she does a great job of making the viewer think she has been partnered with Dern for years. They behave like a couple.

I get the odd feeling that ABC took one look at the script and said "This is Land Of The Giants with no giants?" and writer William Welch may have responded with "Well, okay, when Steve and Dan go back to earth I will make them even more little". I hated this when I was a kid and I still hate it today. Turning Steve and Dan into "little people" on earth is a really stupid idea which does mild damage to the show.

But this is Land Of The Giants, one of the greatest TV shows ever made, so I can forgive this small problem in the script.


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