Tuesday, April 25, 2006

while on the subject of Television shows such as Doctor Who, another one I've been re-introduced to is one from the 60's. The show in question is The Time Tunnel. Each week the adventure would start with the following narrative:
Two American scientists are lost in the swirling maze of past and future ages, during the first experiments on America's greatest and most secret project, the Time Tunnel. Tony Newman and Doug Phillips now tumble helplessly toward a new fantastic adventure, somewhere along the infinite corridors of time

That is the premise, two scientist decide to test the new invention, the time tunnel to see if they could travel back and forth in time. The problem being, they were able to enter it and travel but to the end of the series, they couldn't get out. They were lost in time, as it were. Each week the viewers would witness history through the eyes of the travellers and the crew working on the Time Tunnel. The hope was always rescue, but it never worked. They could get them out of the situation but they couldn't bring them back to the present.

The show was the work of Irwin Allen, the man who gave us Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space and other television science fiction shows. He became equally famous in the 70's for disaster movies by the way.

I've only watched a few episodes and I must admit I am impressed; considering this was the 60's the sets are quite elaborate. The adventures are interesting enough and are enjoyable. I do remember watching some of the episode, I'm sure I saw all of them when it was running way back when, so it is rediscovering an old favourite.

So do your own google and do some time travelling of yoru own.

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