Synopsis: From the creative genius of Irwin Allen comes one of the most popular and original sci-fi shows of the 1960s, starring James Darren and Robert Colbert! “The control of time is potentially the most valuable treasure that man will ever find.” Or so believe the scientists of Project Tic Toc.
Review: Due for release on 5th November is this stunningly restored collection of episodes from the first and only season of ‘The Time Tunnel’, which was one of several series to come from the creative mind of Irwin Allen during the 1960’s.Made in 1966 and repeated often over the decades. This show was one of the earliest American TV shows to deal with Time Travel. The show starred James Darren, who back then was more known for his singing talent than for his acting. Co-starring alongside the crooner was Robert Colbert, who played the lead scientist on operation Tic Toc.
The series went to 30 episodes, which was an average season back in the 1960’s.
We only received two preview disks for this set. So I’ll reel off some of the highlights of the series for you guys.
The pilot episode sees the team travel to the doomed Titanic where they dramatically try to prevent the ship from sinking but move on fairly quickly. Perhaps among the best episodes are ‘End Of The World’, which sees the time travelers go back to 1910 where a small town is mistaking the sighting of Halley’s Comet has the townsfolk and an entire mining crew thinking its the end of the world.
Other stories saw the team going back to witness events 1 day before pearl harbor and they even traveled to what was back then the future.
The ActingThe acting from James Darren and Robert Colbert was fairly solid throughout the series. We also get to see Lee Meriwether in the role of Dr. Ann MacGregor. One of the main scientists who is working hard to retrieve the two-time travelers.
This set is packed with extra features that will make science fiction television fans smile. These extras are as follows:
This is a pretty decent set and one that is well worth owning if you are like me a fan of some of the old Irwin Allen television shows. The transfer onto HD is really nice. Picture quality considering the show was not made in HD is pretty crisp.
The set will be released and available through all good stores and online retailers from 5th November 2018. It would make for an awesome Christmas gift.
- Visual Effects7.5
- Incidental Music7.0