The Time Tunnel is an American science fiction TV series that aired from 1966 to 1967. The show follows the adventures of two scientists, Tony Newman and Doug Phillips, who work on Project Tic-Toc, a top-secret government project that involves time travel. The show was created by Irwin Allen, who also created other popular sci-fi shows like Lost in Space and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. The show features a cast of characters that includes Tony Newman, played by James Darren, and Doug Phillips, played by Robert Colbert. Other notable characters include Dr. Ann MacGregor, played by Lee Meriwether, and General Heywood Kirk, played by Whit Bissell.
One of the strengths of The Time Tunnel is its ability to take the audience on a journey through time and space. Each episode features a new adventure that takes Tony and Doug to a different time period, from ancient Rome to the Wild West. The show also explores different themes, such as the consequences of changing the past and the dangers of time travel.
The show follows the adventures of Tony Newman and Doug Phillips, who are the young heads of Project Tic-Toc, a multi-billion dollar government installation buried beneath the desert. The two scientists are working on a time tunnel, which is a device that allows them to travel through time. However, during a test run, they get trapped in time and are unable to return to the present. Throughout the series, Tony and Doug travel through different periods in history, including ancient Rome, the American Civil War, and the sinking of the Titanic. Along the way, they encounter historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and Leonardo da Vinci, and they must find a way to return to the present before they get stuck in time forever.
Dr. Tony Newman
Tony Newman, played by James Darren, is the lead scientist who is trapped in the Time Tunnel. He is a young scientist who is passionate about his work on Project Tic-Toc. He is impulsive and sometimes reckless, but his heart is always in the right place.
Dr. Doug Phillips
The second scientist who is trapped in the Time Tunnel with Tony. He is portrayed by Robert Colbert. He is is a more level-headed and experienced scientist who often acts as the voice of reason. He is also a skilled pilot and often takes charge in dangerous situations.
General Heywood Kirk
The military commander who is is the head of Project Tic-Toc. and who oversees the Time Tunnel project. He is portrayed by Whit Bissell. He is a stern but caring leader who is always looking out for the safety of his team.
Dr. Ann MacGregor
Dr. Ann MacGregor, played by Lee Meriwether, is a psychiatrist who works on the project and often provides insight into the psychological effects of time travel.