The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)
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The Kidnappers 

After Time Tunnel member Doctor Ann MacGregor is kidnapped by a time traveler from another planet, Tony and Doug are sent there to rescue her.

Director:

Sobey Martin

Writers:

Irwin Allen (created by), William Welch
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
James Darren ... Dr. Tony Newman
Robert Colbert ... Dr. Doug Phillips
Michael Ansara ... Curator
Whit Bissell ... Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk
Del Monroe Del Monroe ... Ott / Official Time Traveler
John Zaremba ... Dr. Raymond Swain
Lee Meriwether ... Dr. Ann MacGregor
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Dr. Ann MacGregor is kidnapped by a time traveler from the future that came from the star Canopus. Dr. Raymond Swain finds the coordinates he had used and is authorized by General Kirk to send Doug and Tony to rescue Ann. The scientists are received by the Curator of Canopus that tells that they are in the year 8433 AD of Earth and he used Ann as bait to bring them to his planet. Further, he intends to drain the brains of Doug and Tony to learn their experience and increase his knowledge. When the time tunnel personnel tries to bring the trio of scientists back, the time traveler Ott returns to the complex and steals the space-time converter and the tunnel is useless. Doug and Tony seek the apparatus and try to send Ann back using the teleport chamber of the aliens. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The guard in the interior scientist office is played by Glen Colbert, brother of Robert Colbert (Doug). See more »

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Doug asks Ann if the Time Tunnel had a fix on them when she was captured. But in the immediately preceding scene General Kirk told them directly that the Tunnel had a fix and was preparing to transfer all three of them. See more »

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Dr. Doug Phillips: [he and Tony walk into a room where the curator is sitting at his desk] You know our names. How?
Curator: I know much more than you realize.
[Doug and Tony look at their surroundings]
Dr. Tony Newman: Where are we?
Curator: We need no roofs here. We have achieved perfect climate control.
Dr. Doug Phillips: What year are we in? And where is "here"?
Curator: A place from which you will never return. The year is 1910.
Dr. Tony Newman: [laughs] Why, that's impossible.
Curator: I will have it stated in terms of earth years.
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Silly but Funny Episode
15 February 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dr. Ann MacGregor is kidnapped by a time traveler from the future that came from the star Canopus. Dr. Raymond Swain finds the coordinates he had used and is authorized by General Kirk to send Doug and Tony to rescue Ann. The scientists are received by the Curator of Canopus that tells that they are in the year 8433 AD of Earth and he used Ann as bait to bring them to his planet. Further, he intends to drain the brains of Doug and Tony to learn their experience and increase his knowledge. When the time tunnel personnel tries to bring the trio of scientists back, the time traveler Ott returns to the complex and steals the space-time converter and the tunnel is useless. Doug and Tony seek the apparatus and try to send Ann back using the teleport chamber of the aliens.

"The Kidnappers" is a silly but funny episode with some of the most imbecile lines and situations I have ever seen in this series. For example, Ann advises Tony to not press the buttons without knowing what could happen like the scientist was a child; or Doug telling the Curator that they have not swelled the pills; or why the Curator did not follow the same procedure he did with Hitler with Doug and Tony waiting for the last moment of their lives to drain their brains. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Túnel do Tempo" ("The Time Tunnel")


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