The Time Tunnel

Season 1 Episode 10

Reign of Terror

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 1966 on ABC
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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

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  • A perfect example of the historical inaccuracies that make this show such a camp classic.

    7.1
    Don't get me wrong! I think Whit Bissel was a great character actor. Any part he played, whether a mad scientist ("I Was A Teenage Werewolf") or a concerned fellow passenger ("Airport," 1969), he gave it the proverbial 110%. Still, the show's writers should have done a little more research. If only through a bi-lingual dictionary! "Kirk" is the Scottish pronounciation of "church," for which the proper French synonym is "eglise." So, unless one of the general's ancestors was a Scotsman who fled to France, following the failed Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 (and he only partly-Gallicized his surname),... Well, you get the idea.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

Whit Bissell

Whit Bissell

General Querque

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David Opatoshu

David Opatoshu

Shopkeeper

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Monique Lemaire

Monique Lemaire

Marie Antoinette

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    • 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.

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