The Time Tunnel
Genre Science fiction drama
Created by Irwin Allen
Directed by Various
Starring James Darren as Dr. Tony Newman
Robert Colbert as Dr. Doug Phillips
Whit Bissell as General Heywood "Woody" Kirk

Lee Meriwether as Dr. Ann MacGregor
John Zaremba as Dr. Raymond Swain

Theme music composer unknown
Opening theme The Time Tunnel theme music
Composer(s) John Williams
Various composers
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1 (1966) plus one made for television film (1982)
No. of series 1 (1966)
No. of episodes 30 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) {{{Producers}}}
Original channel ABC
Related shows Land of the Giants (1968-1970)
Lost in Space (1965-1968)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)

The Time Tunnel is a science fiction television show that aired between 1966-1967. It was released by 20th Century Fox and broadcast on ABC. The show ran for a single season of 30 episodes.


About the ShowEdit

The adventures of scientists Tony Newman and Doug Phillips, lost in the vortex of time during an experiment to prove the effectiveness of the Time Tunnel. Both men are bounced from one era to the next as the personnel of the Tunnel (known as Project Tick-Toc) keep them alive while they try to bring them home.


  • The Time Tunnel was producer Irwin Allen's favorite show that he created.
  • Despite earning good reviews in general, the ratings for the show were not high enough to warrant it being renewed for a second season unless Irwin Allen would reduce the budget. He refused and the show was canceled. Consequently with the final episode ("Town of Terror"), the viewer does not know if Newman and Phillips ever make it back home or if they were stuck in time forever, as the show ended with a brief montage of scenes from the show's pilot of "Rendezvous with Yesterday".

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