The Time Tunnel

Season 1 Episode 7

Revenge of the Gods

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 21, 1966 on ABC
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Tony and Doug arrive at the Siege of Troy, and are taken before Ulysses. Ulysses believes them to be gods, while his lieutenant Sardis doubts them. Doug wins a swordfight with Sardis to prove his divinity, so Sardis goes to Troy and tries to betray Ulysses and the Greeks. In the next battle the two travellers are almost overwhelmed, so the Project scientists send back Jiggs with a bag of hand grenades. Doug is captured during the next battle and put on the rack to be tortured. Jiggs is returned, but ages horrendously while trapped in the infinity of the Tunnel. The scientists manage to reverse the effects, but accidentally pull a Greek soldier forward (they manage to send him back). Tony "inspires" Ulysses to create the Trojan Horse, and goes inside it to rescue Doug. The ploy is successful. Ulysses kills Paris and rescues Helen, while Tony rescues Doug and the two vanish before the astounded Greeks.moreless

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    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

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • When Tony and Doug are captured in the beginning of the episode, the Greek soldiers tell the two travelers they are outside the city of Troy, motioning to a view of it. The camera shows a city. It is a modern day picture of the famous Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The structures are in obvious ruin except for a modern building not very noticeable in the lower portion of the view. The city of Troy of the Trojan War is generally believed to have been located in Northwest Turkey, nowhere in Greece.

      • They call the gods Venus, Juno, Minerva and Jupiter by their Roman names rather than their Greek names (Aphrodite, Hera, Athena and Zeus.)

      • For the first, but not the last time, the guys arrive in a place and time where they can't possibly know the language (Greek), but have no problem with translation.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Ulysses: Do you come from west of Troy?
        Doug: Yes.
        Ulysses: West of the Aegean?
        Tony: Yes.
        Ulysses: West of Delphi?
        Doug: Well, yes.
        Ulysses: From north of the Pelion, north of Ossa?
        Doug: Let's just say we come from a place in time without end, past and future.
        Ulysses: Gods from Olympus!

    • NOTES (2)

      • This episode is a treasure trove of Land of the Giant regulars and guest-stars: besides regulars Colman, Meriwether, Bissell, and Zaremba, the guest-stars in this episode that appeared in Land of the Giants include Kevin Hagen, Dee Hartford, Joseph Ruskin, and Paul Carr.

      • Was part of the compilation movie "Revenge of the Gods."

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