The Time Tunnel is an American color science fiction TV series, written around a theme of time travel adventure and starring James Darren and Robert Colbert. The show was inspired by the 1964 movie The Time Travelers (AIP/Dobil), and was creator-producer Irwin Allen's third science fiction television series, released by 20th Century Fox Television and broadcast on ABC. The show ran for one season of 30 episodes. A pilot for a new series was produced in 2002 but did not proceed to a series.
The show is focused on Project Tic-Toc is a top secret U.S. government effort to build an experimental time machine, known as "The Time Tunnel" due to its appearance as a cylindrical hallway. The series is set in 1968, two years into the future of the actual broadcast season, 1966-67.
Why It Was CancelledEdit
- The show was against heavy competition from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. on NBC
- It was cancelled due to very poor ratings.
- The show was replaced by The Legend of Custer.