The Time Tunnel

Season 1 Episode 27

Merlin the Magician

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 17, 1967 on ABC
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Tony and Doug are frozen in time, then a rather fey Merlin appears in the Project base. He takes the guys out of time and freezes them, commands them to do his bidding, then sends them on to 544 A.D., Cornwall England. They meet a young pre-King Arthur while fighting Vikings and on Merlin's behest team up with Arthur. The Vikings apparently kill Doug and capture Tony and Arthur. Tony escapes with Arthur and Doug is rescued by Merlin and Guienvere. When the Project staff are ready to recover Doug and Tony, Merlin intervenes because he needs them where they are. Tony and Arthur get recaptured and so does Doug when he goes to help. Guinevere gets captured too. One of the Vikings kills Arthur and a "detained" Merlin shows up and reverses time to save him. The guys escape again and Doug gets reinforcements which Merlin disguises as Vikings while Arthur and Tony rescue Guinevere. Everything works out and Arthur and Guinevere are to be married.moreless

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  • With the malipulation of Merlin the Magician, Doug & Tony land in 6th century England and meet up with the future King Arthur, assisting him in quest to rid England of the Vikings and become Kingmoreless

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    More whimsical than action oriented, this episode leaves one wondering why Merlin doesn't return the Doug and Tony back to 1968 after helping Arthur rid his lands of the Vikings (he does early in the episode, only to send then back to early England). Also interesting is after Arthur (and Tony for that matter) are captured and apparently tortured, there isn't one scratch on either of them, yet they display signs of physical durest. In an even bigger supension of disbelief, Dr Swain still refuses to beleive Merlin is real even after appearing (twice) in the tunnel and making him disappear, explaining the magic as "mass hypnosis", yet strangely enough, they never see Merlin in the past when the Tunnel is montoring Dough and Tony (they see young Arthur though).moreless
Lee Meriwether

Lee Meriwether

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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