The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)
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Devil's Island 

Doug and Tony are transported to 1895 to the French penal colony of the Devil's Island, a prison where political and criminal prisoners where sent and never leave, and are mistakenly taken ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Hopper

Writers:

Irwin Allen (created by), Wanda Duncan | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
James Darren ... Dr. Tony Newman
Robert Colbert ... Dr. Doug Phillips
Marcel Hillaire ... Boudaire
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Commandant Rubidoux (as Oscar Beregi)
Theodore Marcuse ... Lescaux (as Theo Marcuse)
Whit Bissell ... Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk
John Zaremba ... Dr. Raymond Swain
Lee Meriwether ... Dr. Ann MacGregor
Steven Geray ... Perrault
Alain Patrick Alain Patrick ... Claude (as Alain Patrice)
Ted Roter Ted Roter ... Capt. Alfred Dreyfus
Robert Adler ... Gaunt Man (as Bob Adler)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... French Sailor
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Doug and Tony are transported to 1895 to the French penal colony of the Devil's Island, a prison where political and criminal prisoners where sent and never leave, and are mistakenly taken as two runaway prisoners. They try to explain the mistake to the cruel commanders that do not accept their explanations. When the prisoners decide to help the charismatic Captain Alfred Dreyfus to escape, Doug and Tony try to tell them that this is a doomed plan since Dreyfus has never escaped from the hellish island. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Theo Marcuse, who plays Lescaux, had earlier guest starred in a similarly themed episode, The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Bottomless Pit (1966). See more »

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At the beginning a guard fires his rifle at escaping prisoners. We hear the sound of a gunshot but don't see evidence of his rifle being fired. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tony Newman: [He and Doug are mistaken for two prisoners who have jumped into the water and swam away] There's some mistake here. We don't...
[Lescaux slaps Tony's face, Tony grabs Lescaux by the shirt]
Lescaux: [laughing] You'd be better off if I killed you here and now.
[pushes Tony's hands off of his shirt]
Lescaux: But no matter. It'll all be the same in the end.
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Welcome to the Devil's Island, a Place Where Everybody Speaks English
18 October 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Doug and Tony are transported to 1895 to the French penal colony of the Devil's Island, a prison where political and criminal prisoners where sent and never leave, and are mistakenly taken as two runaway prisoners. They try to explain the mistake to the cruel commanders that do not accept their explanations. When the prisoners decide to help the charismatic Captain Alfred Dreyfus to escape, Doug and Tony try to tell them that this is a doomed plan since Dreyfus has never escaped from the hellish island.

"Devil's Island" is an episode that uses the same set of Krakatoa in "Crack of Doom". But the greatest flaw is the same of "Revenge of the Gods", i.e., Doug and Tony speak English in a French prison. Neither the scientists have ever been described as experts in other languages nor does the time travel experience through the Time Tunnel give any explanation to the language issue. My vote is seven.

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


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