About the Series
Genre: US Sci-Fi Series
First Transmission: 1966
Dedicated Fansite: www.iann.net/timetunnel
The Time Tunnel is an American colour science-fiction TV series, created by Irwin Allen.
The show follows the adventures of scientists Tony and Doug, who have been inadvertently trapped inside the time tunnel, a top-secret experimental time machine created by the U.S. government. They travel randomly backwards and forwards in time visiting the sites of many important historical events. The tunnel’s operators frantically try to retrieve them.
A pilot for a new series was produced in 2002, but did not proceed to a series.
James Darren: Dr Tony Newman
Robert Colbert: Dr Doug Phillips
Whit Bissell: Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk
Lee Meriwether: Dr Ann MacGregor
Best Episode [ S1 Ep4 ]
The Day the Sky Fell In – Tony and Doug find themselves at Pearl harbour the day that the Japanese attacked. Tony Newman confronts his own past and wants to know what happened to his father.
30 September 1966
Worst Episode [ S1 Ep29 ]
Raiders from Outer Space – During the Battle of Khartoum in 1883, Tony and Doug stumble upon aliens who plan to conquer the Earth using missiles. A bomb is sent through the Time Tunnel to prevent any interference with their plans.
31 March 1967
Full Episode Guide
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.
Rendezvous with Yesterday (1966) –
Tony enters the tunnel and lands on the Titanic. Doug tries to retrieve him.
One Way to the Moon (1966) –
Tony and Doug find themselves 10 years in the future on a rocket bound for the moon.
End of the World (1966) –
Our duo materialise in the year 1910 and are joined by a scientist who believes Halley’s comet will end all life.
The Day the Sky Fell In (1966) –
Tony confronts his own past at Pearl harbour.
The Last Patrol (1966) –
Tony and Doug materialise behind the British lines in the War of 1812.
Crack of Doom (1966) –
Tony and Doug are transported to Krakatoa just before a catastrophic eruption.
Revenge of the Gods (1966) –
Tony and Doug end up in 1200BC in the middle of the war between the Greeks and Trojans.
Massacre (1966) –
The two transport to the year 1876 in the middle of Custer’s battle.
Devil’s Island (1966) –
Tony and Doug are transported to Devil’s Island in 1895.
Reign of Terror (1966) –
The duo end up embroiled in the French Revolution.
Secret Weapon (1966) –
Tony and Doug materialise in Russia in 1956 and the Russians are developing their own Time Tunnel.
The Death Trap (1966) –
Tony and Doug are sent to 1861 and become embroiled in a plan to kill Abraham Lincoln.
The Alamo (1966) –
The two materialise at the Alamo and are instantly attacked by Mexican soldiers.
Night of the Long Knives (1966) –
Tony and Doug land in nineteenth-century Asia and become involved in the conflict between the British and local tribesman for control of the Khyber Pass.
Invasion (1966) –
Tony and Doug land in 1944 occupied France two days before D-Day.
The Revenge of Robin Hood (1966) –
The duo end up in Thirteenth century England and become involved with Robin Hood.
Kill Two by Two (1967) –
Stuck on a Pacific island that is about to be bombarded by the American Navy in February 1945, Tony and Doug are captured by a Japanese Army sergeant.
Visitors From Beyond the Stars (1967) –
Tony and Doug are transported to a spacecraft with two aliens who intend to invade Earth to steal proteins for their dying planet.
The Ghost of Nero (1967) –
Tony and Doug land in a villa that is haunted by the ghost of the Roman Emperor Nero.
The Walls Of Jericho (1967) –
Tony and Doug are sent into the city of Israel as the spies of Joshua, commander of the Israelites,
Idol of Death (1967) –
Tony and Doug land in Mexico where Cortez is looking for the Golden Mask.
Billy the Kid (1967) –
The two land in New Mexico in 1881 during the jailbreak of Billy the Kid.
Pirates of Deadman’s Island (1967) –
The duo materialise in 1805 and have a run-in with pirates.
Chase Through Time (1967) –
Tony and Doug are transported to 1547 and then forward one million years due to a saboteur.
The Death Merchant (1967) –
Tony and Doug end up on different sides in the battle of Gettysburg.
Attack of the Barbarians (1967) –
Tony and Doug materialise in thirteenth-century China where they must help thwart an attack by the Mongols.
Merlin the Magician (1967) –
Merlin the Magician pulls Tony and Doug from their journey through time and sends them to help King Arthur fight an invasion of Vikings.
The Kidnappers (1967) –
Dr Ann MacGregor is kidnapped by a time traveller and Tony and Doug have to rescue her.
Raiders From Outer Space (1967) –
During the Battle of Khartoum in 1883, Tony and Doug stumble upon aliens who plan to conquer the Earth using missiles.
Town of Terror (1967) –
It’s 1978 and Tony and Doug have to prevent aliens from stealing all the oxygen from the planet Earth.