Here is a very small capture of the Titanic (Fox's 1953 film's model) from "Rendezvous With Yesterday". An interesting bit of trivia: When the Time Tunnel series ended, in the last episode, the two time travellers went back to the Titanic, meaning their adventures were in an endless loop! The special effects were changed to have TWO people travel through the multi-colored time warp to the Titanic. In the pilot, only ONE person (Tony) traveled to the Titanic's deck!
Well on January 24th 2006 Time Tunnel the series was released on a 2 DVD pack. Columbia House is not the one releasing this, but Fox Television. Included is both the unaired and the aired versions on the first episode "Rendezvous With Yesterday". The unaired version is quite different from the one that was shown on TV. I won't give out any spoilers but for 29.95 you will get some really great sci-fi!
Glad to see you posting here again, Susan and glad you enjoyed the set!
I think in related info, there is a new DVD release of "One Step Beyond" coming out in a week or so but whether it contains its Titanic related episode (which co-stars Patrick Macnee, ironic since he was also in the Kraft production of ANTR as Andrews) I'm not yet sure. If it comes out then that would just leave the Titanic episode of "Voyagers" as the only significant one not yet on DVD.
The first time I actually remember seeing MacNee was in "The Avengers" TV series.
And how many people remember that Bad, Bad David Warner ("Lovejoy" - boo! hiss!) appeared in "Tom Jones" as Master Blifil, with Albert Finney, Susannah York, et al? Or that Ian Holm (Bilbo!! Bilbo!!) appeared as a gay teen-fashion designer in "A Hard Day's Night"?
The funny thing is "Bad" David Warner I think of first as the nice guy who was Lawrence Beesley in "SOS Titanic", the doomed photographer in "The Omen" and Bob Cratchit in the George C. Scott version of "Christmas Carol" (in which the 1996 "Titanic's" Ismay, Roger Rees played Scrooge's nephew).
On the opposite side, there was The Evil Genius in "Time Bandits" and Dillinger/Master Control Program in "TRON," and as I mentioned, the sanctimonious (and snotty) little Bilfil in "Tom Jones." Actually, Warner's filmography is sooooo long that I suspect his loveable and despicable characters nearly balance each other out.
Just last night, again, I was viewing my favorite Time Tunnel episode..."Rendevous With Yesterday", in regards to Titanic which aired 9-9-66. Myself, paying *more* attention to details this time around noticed the newspaper time traveller Doug brought with him to alarm Titanic's Cptn. of the impending event, was a N.Y. Hearald which featured a photo of Lusitania. Also, what really astonished me was, as Doug was seeking his friend Tony, he passed by the Harland & Wolff builders plaque! The plaque appearing precisely as the original did. I wonder who the historian was for that Titanic episode?
Therabouts 9-9-66 my, to-date, 42 yr. love affair
with TITANIC began! For as a 9-yr. old young man
The Time Tunnel & Lost in Space were my favorites, defacto still are!
[Moderator's Note: This message, originally a separate thread in the "Titanic Movies" topic, has been moved to this pre-existing thread about the Time Tunnel episode. MAB]