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The Time Tunnel (ABC 1966 - 1967)
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Krel
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bud Brewster wrote:
What if the Time Tunnel staff were somehow protected from changes in the timeline, even though they could receive data from the "outside world" which made them aware of the changes.

That would mean they could evaluate the changes (in a general way) and decide whether or not to send Tony and Doug back AGAIN to the same event to stop the changes from being made — thus restoring the original timeline.

There was a pilot or show with a premise like this a few years ago. Unfortunately I don't remember all that much about the show

A man is brought to a building where a lab accidentally opened a rift in time. Something is causing changes in the timeline, maybe the rift. Because of the rift, the lab is shielded from the changes in the timeline. They can leave and return to the building without any ill effects. The man is to be part of a team that will go through the rift to correct the damage in the timeline. They have high tech devices such as self destructing micro drones for scouting. The lab can produce clothing and items needed for the time period.

That's about all I remember, as I really didn't find the show that interesting.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bud, your idea is similar to the 2006 FOX TV's pilot for a reboot of The Time Tunnel.

Plot Synopsis: The Department of Energy is conducting experiments in hot fusion in order to produce a new and clean energy. During the experiment a storm in time is inadvertently unleashed for 240-minutes; history is now altered because of it.

Only the personnel in the core of the lab are aware of this historical change in time due to being shielded from the time storm. They now need to fix time and correct the abnormal aberrations by sending specialized teams through their Time Tunnel to the exact time and place of the change.

Once that is accomplished the time team can be safely returned for their next mission.

Recruited are: Doug Philips, a former MARINE & family man, and scientist Toni Newman. Other specialists will be added to the team as needed for a particular mission.

I really liked this reboot for TTT. It was smarter than the Irwin Allen iteration with its premise. A nice touch was having a female Toni, and the ability to retrieve the time tem once a mission was successfully completed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I KNEW I'd heard that idea somewhere, but I couldn't remember where!

We had this discussion on the Timeless thread, but I didn't remember it. Sad

That unsold series addressed all the problems I have with Irwin Allen's no-science series, and I hate the fact that it didn't become a hit series! Shocked



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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First of all, Pow, I re-read all your well-written descriptions above about the proposed 2nd unmade season's episodes, and I enjoyed them tremendously! Frankly, many of them are brilliant — even a few of the ones you felt were less worthy.

For example, the one about the Yeti being fugitives from a frigid planet suffering from global warming is terrific! It explains all the mysterious concerning how the Yetis have survived and remained hidden for descades. I love it! Very Happy

With that in mind, I'd have to respectfully disagree with this statement.


POW wrote:
Gotta say that many of these proposed plots for a second season of TTT sounded terrible.

However, you're right when you stated that despite the merits of several concepts, they would not have been presented well.

POW wrote:
. . . with Irwin Allen in charge they would have been horribly executed. The writers on the series attempted to create historically accurate scripts, but Allen just did not give a hoot.

Alas, the stories and characters on all his TV shows are forgettable. The science is non-existent.

Gee, if WE could just travel back in time, fire Irwin Allen, and hire an intelligent person to produce this series, perhaps your statement below would not be true.

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A second season of the Time Tunnel would have been worse, if possible, than the first.

I really think that the plans for this series which the writers had for the second season would have turned it into an exciting science fiction series! Cool
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