The Time Tunnel - Vol. 1

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Overview

The Time Tunnel was Irwin Allen's least successful science fiction series of the 1960s, lasting but one season. The first 15 episodes have been gathered together on this four-DVD set from Fox, which marks the best presentation the series has ever had. Not only are the shows remastered from exceptionally clean and bright materials, but they're uncut, and the makers have included as a bonus the never-before-shown unedited pilot episode, which has some significant differences including a completely different ending ...
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Overview

The Time Tunnel was Irwin Allen's least successful science fiction series of the 1960s, lasting but one season. The first 15 episodes have been gathered together on this four-DVD set from Fox, which marks the best presentation the series has ever had. Not only are the shows remastered from exceptionally clean and bright materials, but they're uncut, and the makers have included as a bonus the never-before-shown unedited pilot episode, which has some significant differences including a completely different ending from the aired version. We see a bit more of the Time Tunnel complex which was hardly seen at all after the first episode and get fuller glimpses of important characters; and the unaired pilot explores paradoxes and possibilities involving time travel that the series pointedly tried to avoid, to its detriment. The episodes themselves are treated well, with generous chaptering but no special features of any kind. The concept behind the series dictated that a lot of footage from the 20th Century Fox vaults would be used, and the transfer does a good job of matching the old and new material. It might have been nice, however, if the producers had included commentary on at least one episode, so that viewers could get a breakdown of what production was like on the program. But as a basic, almost no frills treatment of an interesting failed series, this set is enjoyable.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Unaired extended version of the pilot episode; Irwin Allen's behind-the-scenes "home movies"; Visual effects camera test; Four still galleries (concept art, production, merchandise, comic book); Promotional TV and radio spots
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Quantum Leap fans will feel just a whiff of the familiar when they dip into this mid-‘60s TV treasure from veteran producer Irwin Allen. Allen sold the series to 20th Century Fox on the basis of an irresistible pitch: In constructing a show around time-travelers, he'd be able to keep costs down and guarantee lavish production values by using stock footage gleaned from Fox's extensive feature-film backlog. Allen himself wrote and directed the pilot, "Rendezvous with Yesterday," in which the completion of a top-secret government project -- involving the development of a time-travel portal -- is threatened by a withdrawal of funding. To stave off congressional action, scientists Tony Newman James Darren and Doug Phillips Robert Colbert hurl themselves into the tunnel-like contraption and are catapulted back through time. Unfortunately, they wind up on the doomed ocean liner Titanic hours before its tragic sinking shown in stock footage from the 1952 Fox featureTitanic, and their co-workers, Drs. Ann MacGregor Lee Meriwether and Raymond Swain John Zaremba, are hard-pressed to extricate them when the ill-fated ship hits the iceberg. But Tony and Doug get away, plucked out of one time zone and flung into another. The 30 episodes of the 1966-67 series found them on the island of Krakatoa, at the Alamo, in the siege of Troy, the War of 1812, and various other conflicts. They encountered such historic figures as Robin Hood, Genghis Khan, and Billy the Kid, to name just a few. The show's writers rarely confronted the issue of how -- if at all -- Tony and Doug altered the course of history, but the scientists were portrayed as being grimly aware of their responsibility to avoid actions that would do so. The popularity of teen idol Darren immediately won a following for the show, but it was the ingenuity of writers and film editors that made The Time Tunnel one of network TV's most fascinating series. Some four decades later, it holds up remarkably well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2006
  • UPC: 024543222798
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  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 12:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,796

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Darren Dr. Tony Newman
Robert Colbert Dr. Doug Phillips
Lee Meriwether Dr. Ann McGregor
Whit Bissell General Heywood Kirk
John Zaremba Dr. Raymond Swaim
Technical Credits
Irwin Allen Created by
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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 1-3
1. Main Titles [2:09]
2. 12,000 Personnel, 800 Floors Deep [4:01]
3. So Close to Time Travel [3:28]
4. It's Now or Never [2:48]
5. Titanic [3:43]
6. Sounds Like Bells [:39]
7. Stowaway [4:44]
8. The Day of the Disaster [7:11]
9. Serious Trouble [4:27]
10. althea Trust in me [1:41]
11. The Senator's Departure [6:58]
12. Space Shuttle / End Credits [4:13]
1. Chaos / Main Titles [5:06]
2. Halley's Comet [6:47]
3. The End of the World [:41]
4. Unknown [2:47]
5. Changing Minds [1:43]
6. Inside Emperor Mine [6:08]
7. Time is Running Out [1:19]
8. The Radiometer [2:31]
9. Relief [6:47]
10. Jerry is Right [1:29]
11. The Rescue [1:03]
12. End Titles [4:15]
1. Mars / Main Titles [4:51]
2. Identify Yourselves [3:58]
3. The Space Department [3:22]
4. Two Lives for Four [3:38]
5. Meteor [1:54]
6. Moon Landing [6:10]
7. Beard [4:01]
8. The Enemy Agent [2:37]
9. Understanding Finally [1:58]
10. Blast Off [1:59]
11. Next Week... [:18]
12. End Titles [5:58]
Disc #1, Side B -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Special Features
1. Main Titles [13:45]
2. 12,000 Personnel, 800 Floors Deep [5:23]
3. So Close to Time Travel [1:56]
4. It's Now or Never [:36]
5. Titanic [:46]
6. Sounds Like Bells [2:14]
7. Stowaway [4:49]
8. The Day of the Disaster [:57]
9. Serious Trouble [:51]
10. Althea, Trust in Me [4:45]
11. 10 Years Too Early [9:30]
12. Jungle / End Credits [2:17]
Disc #2, Side A -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 4-5
1. Japanese Consulate / Main Titles [4:30]
2. The Dinner Party [2:57]
3. A Warning to Tony's Father [4:56]
4. Truth Serum [3:40]
5. The Indochine Report [:29]
6. Report for Commander Newman' [3:08]
7. Little Tony's Fate [3:13]
8. Escape [2:01]
9. The Attack of Pearl Harbor [7:09]
10. Nothing Left [2:48]
11. Next Week... [3:33]
12. End Titles [8:12]
1. Spies / Main Titles [4:41]
2. At The War of 1812 [5:09]
3. On Trial [2:32]
4. Price of a Trade [3:37]
5. The Plan [2:17]
6. The American Line [1:07]
7. Everything to Lose [3:48]
8. Who Has the Authority? [3:10]
9. Saving Lives [6:06]
10. A Meeting of the Generals Southall [1:52]
11. Attack on General Jackson] [3:41]
12. Volcano / End Titles [4:51]
Disc #2, Side B -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 6-7
1. Volcano / Main Titles [3:45]
2. Krakatoa Island [8:45]
3. Moving the Fix [4:05]
4. Stubborn Dr. Holland [:47]
5. Isolation Theory [6:13]
6. Few Precious Hours [3:10]
7. Data Analysis [5:08]
8. Time Warp [1:17]
9. History to Us [2:54]
10. 10 A.M. on August 27, 1883 [6:28]
11. Ancient Greece [2:51]
12. End Titles [2:20]
1. Ancient Troy / Main Titles [3:01]
2. Meeting with Ulysses [4:35]
3. The Tests [5:00]
4. Paris [2:35]
5. Sardis' Betrayal [1:07]
6. Plan in Motion [1:41]
7. Battle [6:05]
8. Jiggs [4:46]
9. Forecer Helen of Troy [3:15]
10. The Trojan Horse [3:20]
11. The Ways of the Future [3:42]
12. End Titles [6:08]
Disc #3, Side A -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 8-6
1. South Dakota / Main Titles [4:10]
2. Crazy Horse and His Men [5:38]
3. The Living Past [4:09]
4. General George Custer [4:13]
5. Battle with Yellow Elk [:35]
6. Counsel with Sitting Bull [4:38]
7. Peace Talks [2:43]
8. I am Sioux [5:08]
9. Premonitions [3:46]
10. Little Bighorn [:15]
11. Welcome to Devil's Island [3:33]
12. End Titles [8:56]
1. Arrival / Main Titles [5:59]
2. Devil's Island [5:25]
3. The Commandant [5:38]
4. Captain Dreyfuss [:56]
5. Escape [3:38]
6. Boudaire's Journey [5:23]
7. A Trap to Kill [7:50]
8. Willful Return [:20]
9. The Captain Will Not Go [4:14]
10. Foiled Plan [4:19]
11. The Next Adventure [2:50]
12. End Titles [1:07]
Disc #3, Side B -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 10-11
1. Under Arrest / Main Titles [4:51]
2. The French Revolution [5:06]
3. Ring [3:53]
4. The General [3:21]
5. From M.A. with Eternal Love [:09]
6. Prison Break [4:45]
7. Marie Antoinette [2:21]
8. Plan in Motion [8:02]
9. Dauphin [2:36]
10. Napoleon Bonaparte [2:25]
11. Lack of Control [3:04]
12. End Titles [6:43]
1. Chapter 1 [3:30]
2. Chapter 2 [2:03]
3. Chapter 3 [4:52]
4. Chapter 4 [6:47]
5. Chapter 5 [:52]
6. Chapter 6 [3:29]
7. Chapter 7 [4:21]
8. Chapter 8 [2:17]
9. Chapter 9 [6:03]
10. Chapter 10 [1:33]
11. Chapter 11 [1:24]
12. Chapter 12 [6:18]
13. Chapter 13 [3:43]
14. Chapter 14 [3:44]
15. Chapter 15 [:00]
Disc #4, Side A -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 12-13
1. Baltimore / Main Titles [5:09]
2. The Gephardt Brothers [5:04]
3. The Plan [5:03]
4. Lincoln's Secret Arrival [1:47]
5. Disagreeing with Jeremiah [:22]
6. Prophecy [3:22]
7. Hunting Rabbits [2:47]
8. The Depot [3:08]
9. Stopping the Bomb [3:47]
10. Truth [6:21]
11. The Assassination Attempt [1:42]
12. Adventure / End Titles [3:29]
1. Fort / Main Titles [7:05]
2. Nine Hours [5:27]
3. The Goodwill of Reynerson [3:59]
4. Taken and Held Hostage [:34]
5. For Fear of Captain Rodriguez [4:51]
6. A Deal with the Colonel [2:48]
7. Sacrifice [3:08]
8. Final Warning [7:06]
9. Reynerson's Plea [:20]
10. Enlightening Colonel Travis [1:54]
11. Battle at the alamo [2:08]
12. Desert / End Credits [4:35]
Disc #4, Side B -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 14-15
1. Foreign Land / Main Titles [4:18]
2. The British Cabinet [2:46]
3. Rudyard Kipling [4:29]
4. Dead or Alive? [3:10]
5. Evil Singh [2:28]
6. Rescue Plans [1:21]
7. Ambush [4:44]
8. Too Great of a Risk [6:16]
9. Advice, Aid and Hope [3:34]
10. The Night of the Long Knives [:10]
11. Next Time... [7:10]
12. End Titles [6:15]
1. Cherbourg / Main Titles [4:47]
2. Dr. Kleinemann's Plan [5:39]
3. The Underground [3:39]
4. My Name is Douglas Phillips [3:04]
5. Tony's Specialty [1:18]
6. The New Enemy [3:18]
7. Raid on the Refinery [1:48]
8. Brainwashed [2:56]
9. The signals [3:59]
10. Attack on Gestapo Headquarters [4:46]
11. Antidote / D-Day [:53]
12. Magna Carta / End Credits [4:41]
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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 1-3
   Rendezvous with Yesterday
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   End of the World
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   One Way to the Moon
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Disc #1, Side B -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Special Features
   Rendezvous with Yesterday (Unaired Pilot)
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   Irwin Allen's Home Movies (No Audio)
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      Desert
      Control Room
      Jungle in The Time Tunnel
      Airplane
      Control Room Discussion
      Jungle
      Ship
      Office
      Grand Room
      Directing Actors
      Panic on the Ship
      Fire
      Building Sets
      Chaos on the Ship
      Control Room II
      Titanic Liverpool
Disc #2, Side A -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 4-5
   The Day the Sky Fell In
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   The Last Patrol
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Disc #2, Side B -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 6-7
   Crack of Doom
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   Revenge of the Gods
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Disc #3, Side A -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 8-6
   Massacre
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   Devil's Island
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Disc #3, Side B -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 10-11
   Reign of Terror
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   Network Promo Spots
      Network Title Sequence
      Network Trailer #1
      Network Trailer #2
      Network Trailer #3
      TV Spot
      Original Syndicated TV Prmo
   Secret Weapon
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      Promotional #1
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      Promotional #3
Disc #4, Side A -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 12-13
   The Death Trap
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   The Alamo
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Disc #4, Side B -- Time Tunnel, Vol. 1: Episodes 14-15
   Night of the Long Knives
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   FX Camera Test (No Audio)
   Invasion
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   Still Galleries
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Time Travel For Dummies

    This sc-fi classic from the 1960's is one of the best of the TV sci-fi genre. The only problem is this: like in the TV show "Gilligan's Island" where the shickwrecked islanders could build phones out of cocoanuts but somehow not fix the hole in the boat, the scientists in this TV show could bring back historical figures but not the main characters of the show. However, inspite of that, it remains one of the best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Marvelous!

    This is a real sci - fi story. If you watched it before, You will love it!, if don´t the you will enjoy it! and love it!

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