The Time Tunnel

Reign of Terror

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 11/18/66
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  • Episode Description
  • The guys arrive in Paris, 1793, and Doug is arrested by the Committee for Public Safety. Tony rescues him with the aid of a shopkeeper, who is a royalist and friend of Marie Antoinette. Meanwhile, Kirk has the Project send back an irradiated personal ring to the guys which they hope will act as a focal point to home in on. Doug and Tony get the ring, but then reveal themselves to a man who is a splitting image of General Kirk! This General, Querque, is with the Revolution and has them arrested, along with the shopkeeper. Querque has the ring and believes it is the evidence he needs to have Antoinette executed. Kirk brings his ancestor into the present and tries to convince him to change his mind. Querque escapes back into the Tunnel when they send the ring back, and tries to thwart Doug and Tony. They escape, and with forged passports get to Marie Antoinette and then help the Dauphin to escape. The shopkeeper and the Dauphin get on board a departing ship: Tony recognizes the Corsican guard as Napoleon Bonaparte and distracts him with a prediction of his great destiny. Doug and Tony are whisked away just as Querque and his men arrive and open fire.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lee Meriwether

    Dr. Ann MacGregor

  • James Darren

    Dr. Tony Newman

  • John Zaremba

    Dr. Raymond Swain

  • Whit Bissell

    Lt. General Heywood Kirk

  • Robert Colbert

    Dr. Douglas Phillips

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A perfect example of the historical inaccuracies that make this show such a camp classic.

    By Carycomic, Sep 01, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (2)

    • In this episode, Whit Bissell regularly cast as General Heywood Kirk plays a dual role of his usual character plus a French general named Querque.

    • Bears a coincidental similarity to two Doctor Who episodes of the mid-60's: "The Reign of Terror", which dealt with the French Revolution (and features a "surprise appearance" by a famous historical at the end in both), and "The Massacre", set in Paris around the time of the the Massacre of St. Bartholemew, and features a twin of a main character over which some confusion arises.

    Trivia (1)

    • During the scene with Simon and a guard, Tony bumps into a streetlight which wobbles ominously.

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