It's the last Thursday of the month and this means TV edition. Now, I chose not to watch the latest TV show about time travel (Timeless I believe) and it was saved by cancellation due to the fans writing in.....just like what happened to Star Trek way back when. I am going to rectify that and start watching that show on youtube. Head over to Wandering Through The Shelves to find out what the others have chosen. Here are my 3....
1. TIME TUNNEL-1966-1967
I was so little when this came out but I still remember the actual time tunnel which looks like it would make me dizzy. 2 scientists invent a time machine and enter into it but can't get out. While in other periods of time, they must make sure not to change the course of history. Their first stop is on board the Titanic! Great show that ended way too early and now has a cult following. Love the Music-sooo Irwin Allen isn't it?
2. LAND OF THE LOST- 1974-1976
This was a Saturday morning show that I enjoyed despite the really cheesy effects. A father and his 2 kids end up going over a waterfall and going back in time to the land of dinosaurs. One T- Rex would love to make them his snack bit they always evade the peanut-sized brain Rex. They make their home in a cave and the young girl even befriends a young brontosaurus whom she rides like a pony. Eventually they meet up with an intelligent race that look like the Gorn's cousin. This cheesy show ended up having a following which produced a bad movie starring Will Ferrell and a TV series remake of this TV show. I think this kind of fits the theme...doesn't it?
3. QUANTUM LEAP-1989-1993
Love this show and loved Scott Bakula whom I wished I could have met back then to do things not allowed in some states:). He plays a scientist who, through some "quantum leap" inhabits the bodies of people and only his trusty friend with a computer can see him as Sam and Sam is the only one who can see his friend. They have to find out why he replaced the person so he can somehow change the course of history and make it right. Once he accomplishes this he travels immediately into the body of another. It was well written and could be serious and funny especially when Sam ended up as a woman.
Which picks would you choose?
Never even heard of The Time Tunnel. Seen some of the second and all of Quantum Leap. Great show indeed. But you forgot, kids and animals can see him too haha Timeless is a decent show, gets better as it goes along.ReplyDelete
I do want to watch TimelessDelete
I haven't seen any of these but I have at least heard of Land of the Lost. I remember when Will Ferrell starred in a movie based off of it. Never saw it.ReplyDelete
The movie is bad...big surpriseDelete
I've seen Quantum Leap and enjoyed it. Don't think I've seen the other two.ReplyDelete
BTW, I have no idea what you mean by that comment re Bakula. And I would definitely pick Doctor Who when it comes to time travel.Delete
Quantum Leap is a good show and not sure what I meant...sorry...think sexDelete
A TV edition always suits me because I watched more TV than movies. However, (blushing now), I must admit that, for some reason, I skipped all three of your featured series, even though all three are the type of show that would normally interest me. In the case of The Time Tunnel, I think I can blame my hangout the Shady Dell for missing it. From the fall of 1965 until the fall of '67, I spent every evening at the Dell groovin' to tunes instead of watching TV. One thing I noticed is that the Time Tunnel theme music is very similar to that of Lost in Space. James Darren was a major dreamboat back then. I am glad you have decided to binge watch Timeless. It is a series that will grow on you thanks to the chemistry among the main characters. Lucy (Abigail Spencer) is a major draw for guys like me.
L of the L was too much of a kiddie show to interest me by the time it came out in the 70s and, strange as it seems, I can't remember watching a single episode of Scott DRACULA's Quantum Leap - go figure! The series concept is fascinating - inhabiting the body of another person. (I always wanted to inhabit the body of Morgan Fairchild :)
Thanks for the entertainment, dear friend BB!
Yes, well I think I would have been at the Dell with you at that time too. I would want to inhabit Scott Bacula:)Delete
OMG, I hated Land of the Lost. HATED. And I was the target demo. Everyone else I knew loved it, but it just irritated me.ReplyDelete
As you probably know, the creator of Quantum Leap is still making hit shows. I did love Quantum Leap, but lost out on the later seasons as that's when I was working swing shift (in my early 20s) and I didn't see much prime time TV.
I like Timeless as it's not just about a trio of time travelers. They have a goal. They have a bad guy. There are stakes, and there is a chance they'll fail (they usually do).
That's too funny about Land of the Lost...it was pretty sad.Delete
John Williams did a lot of the music for the Irwin Allen shows (I think the only one he didn't do was for "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea"). ABC used to have "The Green Hornet" on before "The Time Tunnel," and that was another open that had a background that made you dizzy.ReplyDelete
I never watched "Quantum Leap" when it ran the first time, but I occasionally catch it on Cozi TV. I kind of like it, although previous contentious interaction with a rabid QL fan has me associating the show with her.
The only time-travel show I can think of is "Doctor Who," and I really don't include that one. When the show started, they intended on delivering some history lessons with it, but that ended after the first couple of seasons. (One episode that comes to mind was "The Aztecs.") After that, what episodes were set on Earth lacked the historical perspective (e.g. Daleks marching across London Bridge).
I could never get into Dr. Who. The Time Tunnel had the black and white swirl like in Austin Powers which he probably grabbed the time Tunnel for his comedyDelete
I absolutely loved The Time Tunnel as a child, and greatly enjoyed Quantum Leap as well. I missed a lot of episodes of the latter, though. Wasn't there an episode where Sam leaped into the body of a dog?ReplyDelete
I missed some episodes of Quantum Leap in the later episodes but I think you are right. I would love to see the Time Tunnel again.Delete
What, no Doctor Who???ReplyDelete
Time Tunnel and Land of the Lost were a bit before my time, but Land of the Lost is definitely the kind of thing I would have been into as a kid. I did watch Quantum Leap (my parents were into it), which I always associate with Hard Time on Planet Earth for some reason. Maybe just because they were both sci-fi shows of the same era, or maybe they were even on the same night or something. Either way, I really dug Hard Time on Planet Earth, but I don't think it even made it one season.
I feel soooo old when you wrote...your parents watched Quantum Leap....inhang my head down low:)Delete
Hi Birgit -I've not seen any of these ... I checked out Time Tunnel as being the only one I might enjoy ... but have enjoyed the comments ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Glad you liked the comments and maybe Time Tunnel would be fun for you to seeDelete
I grew up on Land of the Lost. I'd hate to watch it now. Rather keep it fun and good in my memories.ReplyDelete
I knew it was horrible even then but I was strangely addicted to itDelete
Hmmm... BIRGIT, I'm afraid I got nuttin' to contribute to this installment. I don't watch TV anymore, and that which I did watch was almost exclusively comedies.ReplyDelete
Therefore, I can't even think of a single Time Travel TV show I've ever seen. But if something comes to me, I'll return here and mention it.
(The only person I know who has NO TV SERVICE whatsoever.)
No tv service??? I'm sorry...I don't understand what you are saying...what?? Hahahaaa I would go nuts....I need tv...yes, sad but true.Delete
I don't have cable or satellite either. My TV is used to watch only DVDs and videotapes.Delete
I thought of Quauntum Leap as soon as I saw the topic! I love that show. And I know what you mean about doing things to Scott Bakula. I wish he'd sing me to sleep and then wake me up and spend the night. A show that had a similar premise was Sliders. My daughter liked it when she was young (she wanted to do things to Jerry O'Connell), and I often watched it with her. I think it was on the Science Fiction channel.ReplyDelete
I never watched Sliders but I know about it. Yes...Scott was so good looking and very talentedDelete
I haven't seen or heard of any of theseReplyDelete
Whoopsy! Usually you have heard at least about one of themDelete
I don't watch much TV and I don't know any of these, but trust you to come up with some interesting picks.ReplyDelete
I'm a tvoholicDelete
I had to laugh at Denise's comment that she didn't get your reference to Scott Bakula; I got it and laughed out loud when I read what you wrote :) I did see Quantum Leap and did like the series.ReplyDelete
Oh so glad you u derstoof my devious, slutty mind:) It was a good showDelete
The TV remake was produce for my generation, I loved it as a kid.ReplyDelete
I saw the movie too. Besides the Matt Lauer part, it was crap
Yeah...Movie was pretty badDelete
I used to love Land of the Lost, but I was 6. No idea how it holds up. I do know the movie was indeed terrible. I think I saw an episode or two of QL. Pretty sure I have because my best friend was a huge fan. Just didn't click for me back then.ReplyDelete
Oh it doesn't hold up well but it was always cheesyDelete
I watched Land of the Lost but not regularly enough however to remember it as a cheesy hoot.ReplyDelete
I liked Quantum Leap, and Scott Bakula & Dean Stockwell, well enough but when it was originally on the wrong night for me in those pre-DVR days so I never became a regular viewer.
We match!! I LOVED Time Tunnel when I was a kid and it was in reruns and now it's showing on MeTV and while the seams show much more I still get a kick out of seeing Moondoggie trundle through space while Lee Meriwether sits at her console trying to get those guys back to the present.
Aside from our match I went with another oldie that while it has a certain ditsy charm didn't age as well and a more recent mix of many genres-mythology, sci-fi, romance.
Atlantis (2013-2015)-When marine scientist Jason (Jack Donnelly) is mysteriously transported from present day England to the legendary land of Atlantis via a deep sea accident he discovers a world of legend and myth ruled by King Minos and his scheming Queen, Pasiphae. At first he blunders about but shortly is befriended by Hercules (Mark Addy)-not yet the strong man of legend and Pythagoras a brilliant but poor youth. As time passes Jason encounters monsters and gods as well as the mysterious Oracle (Juliet Stevenson) who has expected Jason’s arrival and holds the secrets to his destiny and the fate of his father who vanished when Jack was young. A little silly and too contemporary at times but a fun show with an excellent cast.
The Time Tunnel (1966)-“Two American scientists are lost in the swirling maze of past and future ages in their first experiments on America’s greatest and most secret project…”The Time Tunnel”! Tony Newman (James Darren) and Doug Phillips (Robert Colbert) now tumble helplessly towards a new fantastic adventure somewhere along the infinite corridors of time!”
So began this short lived series of adventures through time where each week the pair landed to witness another piece of history (the sinking of the Titanic, the signing of the Magna Carta, etc.) overseen by a team scientists and military able to shift them through time periods but unable to return them to the present. Created by master of disaster Irwin Allen.
It’s About Time (1966-1967)-Goofy comedy created by Brady Brunch mastermind Sherwood Schwartz concerning two astronauts traveling faster than the speed of light who end up in prehistoric times that is best described by its theme song sung in rhyme:
“It’s about time, it’s about space,
About two men in the strangest place.
It’s about time, it’s about flight.
Traveling faster than the speed of light.
Here is their tale, of the brave crew.
As through the barrier of time they flew.
Past the fighting Minute Men.
Past an armored knight.
Past a Roman warrior.
To this ancient site.
It’s about caves, cavemen too.
About a time when the Earth was new.
Wait’ll they see what is in sight.
Is it good luck or is it good night?
It’s about two astronauts.
It’s about their fate.
It’s about a woman,
And her prehistoric mate.
And now, It’s About Time!”
Yeah to the match! Good ole Moondoggie:) I would love to see that show with Mark Addy as Hercules...that sounds like a hoot. The. 3rd show I don't even know! I have to YouTube itDelete
I loved Quantum Leap too!ReplyDelete
It's a great show!Delete
Unfamiliar with any of these but of course did not grow up in Canada. Not that I watch much TV anyway.ReplyDelete
Some love tv and others..nope. I thought you might have mentioned Dr. WhoDelete
I did watch that when it first started, but that was a very long time ago.Delete
I've never seen any of these shows, mainly because I didn't like (DON'T THROW ROTTEN TOMATOES, please) Scott Bakula. The character may be what turned me off, since I only watched one show. Of course, I was quite young, too. Odd how time and a different genre have changed my mind about Bakula. Now I wouldn't think of missing an NCIS NOLA episode. The piece you showed proves Bakula can sing and play the piano, something he does quite often in NCIS, too.ReplyDelete
I'm a big fan of TV sci-fi and I have three picks for you. David Tennant as Dr. Who (there were so many of them, I wanted you to know he's the only one I ever saw on tv), Sliders, the first three seasons, before Fox got all hands on and changed things so badly (gotta LOVE Jerry O'Connell: what a bod), and The Librarians with Noah Wyle in both the tv movies and the tv series. I guess you could say I'm a bit oldish school and a bit new school in my picks.
BTW, I saw on tv tonight they have arrested several more people in connection to the Manchester bombing. They have over 1000 suspects they have interviewed or detained.
I haven't watched Scott in NCIS but now I am intrigued seeing him in this. I never got into Dr. Who but my niece loved especially with David Tennant. I have to say I watched the episode with the freaky angels...scared the hell out of me. I haven't watched the other 2 you mentioned but am interested in The Librarians. Glad to hear about the arrests and am shocked at how many have been implicatedDelete
Can't believe this is the first mention I've seen of Quantum Leap! I considered it but I've seen MAYBE one episode of it ever.ReplyDelete
I thought Quantum Leap would be everywhere today but I think I saw it in previous picksDelete
Haven't seen the first two, but Quantum Leap - YES! ♥♥♥ And Scott Bakula as well! ♥♥♥ (Still love him on NCIS New Orleans.) It was a sad day when that show got cancelled. :( The only other show I watched involving time travel was the Mr. Peabody's Improbable History segment on The Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon show. ☺ReplyDelete
Love your pick from the Rocky and Bullwinkle show and I vaguely remember it:)Delete
Check this out, Birgit! ☺ It's a Canadian episode:Delete
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I watched all three. The only thing I remember about Time Tunnel is James Darrin, Moondoggie from the Gidget movie. He was a cutie in a turtleneck.ReplyDelete
Yes and turtlenecks were lol the rage back thenDelete
The only one I have seen was Quantum Leap- but I saw many episodes back in the day. Haven't seen them in years. I would love to watch them now. Thanks for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
Quantum Leap is the one most people saw..fun showDelete
May your weekend be filled with sunshine and joy, Birgit.ReplyDelete
Thank you and you too!Delete
I'm not familiar with Time Tunnel but loved the other two. I haven't thought about Quantum Leap is ages. And Land of the Lost has sentimental ties for me: way back then when my brother and I were partying together a lot, I'd spend Friday nights at his house and on Saturday mornings his wife would go to work and he and I would get high and watch Land of the Lost. Lol. So funny! We used to roar laughing. Ah, thanks for sparking that memory Birgit!ReplyDelete
Michele at Angels Bark
Oh I used to love Quantum Leap! Thanks for reminding me. Haven't thought about it in a long time.ReplyDelete