The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)
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Pirates of Deadman's Island 

Doug and Tony have a run-in with pirates off the Barbary Coast in 1805 and help in the rescue of the nephew of the King of Spain assisted by American Naval officer Stephane Decatur.


Sobey Martin


Irwin Allen (created by), Barney Slater


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Episode cast overview:
James Darren ... Dr. Tony Newman
Robert Colbert ... Dr. Doug Phillips
Victor Jory ... Capt. Beal
Regis Toomey ... Dr. Ben Berkhart
Pepito Galindo Pepito Galindo ... Armando Del Giddeo
Whit Bissell ... Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk
John Zaremba ... Dr. Raymond Swain
Lee Meriwether ... Dr. Ann MacGregor
Alex Montoya Alex Montoya ... Spanish Captain
Charles Bateman ... Capt. Stephan Decatur
Harry Lauter ... Mr. Johnson
James Anderson ... Mr. Hampton


Doug and Tony are transported to a ship that is attacked by pirates led by the evil Captain Beal and they disembark in an island on the Barbary Coast in April 1805. They do not have means to pay the ransom, but Armando, who is the nephew of the King of Spain, requests their services as servant to save them from the pirates. The bond with the ten year-old boy forces Doug and Tony to protect him. Meanwhile the American Captain Stephan Decatur and his fleet bomb the pirate vessels and rescue Tony while Doug and Armando are in the island. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

17 February 1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode takes place near the Barbary Coast, Africa on April 9, 1805 and in Arizona in 1968. See more »


During the opening sequence Tony asks the Captain if he would like to make a deal. Beal steps around the right side of the table to confront Tony. The next shot shows Doug and Tony standing side by side when Doug should be off to the left hand side of the table. See more »

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Totally hoakey.
7 July 2019 | by rgeraldSee all my reviews

There are so many things wrong with this episode. The Barbary pirates were not like the pirates of the Spanish Main. First of all they were sponsored by the Muslim governments of North Africa. Secondly, they were not English speaking with English names. They were Arabic, Moorish or Turkish speaking with Muslim names. As for the king of Spain, he was busy fighting to drive Napoleon out of Spain.

The islands of the Mediterranean were not like the islands of the Caribbean. They were dryer and much less tropical.

One interesting thing, in reference to Philadelphia, one of the United States ships that participated in the Barbary Coast campaign was the USS Philadelphia.

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