What made this show work when it was aired was not only the interaction between the cast but also whatever historical timeperiod they visited you wanted to go out and research that time frame. The first episode was probably the best because you get to see the long spiral of the tunnel from the side (I don't think that was ever shown again) making it look like a huge expense for a set at its time. If you can overlook obvious flaws such as:
- why no matter what clothes they were wearing or how disheveled they were, Tony still ended up with the same green turtleneck sweater and Doug his perfectly pressed business suit. - No matter what time period or country they went to, everyone spoke modern English. - They usually ended up at key historical moments (this made you see how they would try to change history (unlike Star Trek) such as preventing the Titanic from being sunk or Lincoln from being shot. - The consoles that they looked at (squiggly lines) with huge tape drives along the sides of the complex.
Yes, Lee Merriweather still looks as gorgeous as we remember. You wonder why Michelle Lee (Darrin's wife) never appeared in the show. Along with Star Trek, the best Scifi tv of the 60's.
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The Time Tunnel is a 1966ÃƒÂ1967 U.S. color science fiction TV series. The show was created and produced by Irwin Allen, his third science fiction television series. The show's main theme music was Time Travel Adventure. The Time Tunnel was released by 20th Century Fox and broadcast on ABC. The show ran for one season of 30 episodes. Reruns currently air on AmericanLife TV Network and on Hulu. A pilot for a new series was produced in 2002, although the pilot was not picked up.
Project Tic-Toc is a top secret U.S. government effort to build an experimental time machine known as "the Time Tunnel". When the costs of the project approach those of the entire U.S. space program, a United States Senator Leroy Clark (Gary Merrill) launches an investigation of the project. The Senator thinks that the tunnel has cost too much money for too little reward. At his request the Senator is allowed to visit the project base and be given a tour. Once he reaches the central control room the Senator explains his complaints to the project heads. The Senator then says that he wishes to close down the project as a waste of time and money that has not worked.
Key Time Tunnel scientist, young physicist Dr. Tony Newman (James Darren) turns the machine on and sends himself back in time in an attempt to prove that the Time Tunnel project funds were not wasted. In so doing, Newman becomes "lost in time". Their colleagues back in the present desperately struggle to...