The Time Tunnel

Season 1 Episode 21

Idol of Death

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 03, 1967 on ABC
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Doug and Tony arrive in a jungle in 1519 Yucatan as Cortez and his Spanish conquistadores attack the locals. The pair rescue natives being tortured for knowledge of a sacred golden mask and intervene. They are captured and believed to be spies. Cortez burns his ships and plans the guys' execution, but one of the locals free them and Doug buys them time to escape by threatening Cortez with explosives. Cortez orders pursuit. Meanwhile, the Project team call up an expert familiar with the terrain, Castillano. The guys use crude explosives to delay the Spaniards while aiding a local chieftain-to-be, while the Project staff discovers Castillano has a reputation for stealing artifacts, but have no choice but to employ him. When the guys get captured Castillano offers the Project staff their location in return for the recovery of the mask. When the Staff recover the mask they inadvertently lock everyone in time, and Castillano grabs a gun to force them to let him keep the mask. A demented Castillano throws the mask back in rather than have it taken from him, breaking the time freeze. All the time-escapades cause a cave-in which the guys use to escape, leaving the Spaniards to be buried with the gold and the young chieftain to take his place among his people.moreless

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Lee Meriwether

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Dr. Ann MacGregor

James Darren

James Darren

Dr. Tony Newman

John Zaremba

John Zaremba

Dr. Raymond Swain

Whit Bissell

Whit Bissell

Lt. General Heywood Kirk

Robert Colbert

Robert Colbert

Dr. Douglas Phillips

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