The Time Tunnel

Season 1 Episode 30

Town of Terror

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 07, 1967 on ABC

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  • Notes

    • Contrary to much of what has been written about the show over the years, it was NOT a commercial failure (its ratings had been respectable) and this was never meant to be the final "Time Tunnel" episode. The show had in fact already been renewed for a second season and a cast & crew "renewal celebration" party held, before the newly appointed head of ABC took a personal and sudden decision to cancel it in favour of the supposedly more "educational" series "Custer Of The West" (which ultimately proved a failure).
      The very unsatisfactory "Titanic time-loop" ending mentioned above, which consisted of a series of short clips from the very first episode of "Time Tunnel" (and which is not always shown), was hastily added post-cancellation to give the show as a whole some kind of "ending".
      Perhaps the saddest thing was not that "Time Tunnel" ended (it was rapidly degenerating into an "aliens-of-the-week" show in a similar way to "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea") but that it ended so abruptly without a proper conclusion that would have seen Doug & Tony finally get home.