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Voyager from the Unknown [VHS]

3.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jon-Erik Hexum, Meeno Peluce, Suzanne Barnes, Ed Begley Jr., Sam Chew Jr.
  • Directors: James D. Parriott, Winrich Kolbe
  • Format: Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • VHS Release Date: June 11, 1997
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 630018398X
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #374,819 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

VHS tape in paperboard slipcase, color, approx run time 91 minaudio track encoded w/Dolby B-type noise reduction, not rated

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By A Customer on February 25, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
The reason I gave this video two stars was a matter of math. This video includes footage from two episodes of the sci-fi series about time travel that aired on NBC 1982-83, 'Voyagers!' - the series pilot and the Titanic/Louis Pasteur episode. The original scenes are the bright spots, and worth it for a fan who remembers the show and can't find episode copies elsewhere. Unfortunately, the editor for this video ravaged the material, clipping some scenes, flipping the original order of some scenes thereby causing discontinuity, and inserting idiotic segueways featuring a talking 'central computer' to cover the unneccesary damage. I think the worst editing disaster of all was the dubbing of new dialogue in for the characters at various spots, Jeffery Jones especially. It's clearly not the original actors' voices, and the added dialogue is inane. Had the two episodes of this inventive series been left in their original condition, this video would be worth four stars. The editing folly subtracts from that, leaving two, one for each episode.
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By A Customer on September 27, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
If you were a fan of the Voyager TV show, DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT waste your money on this dreadful 90 minute compilation of some episodes. None of my favorite epidsodes were included (no Jesse James/Teddy Roosevelt, no Einstein, no Dickens' England). Worse, someone added the cheesiest special effects for time travel I've ever seen: the screen cuts to what appears to be a some slots from a giant computer and makes stupid noises. This stuff would have ended up on the cutting room floor of "Planet Nine From Outer Space"! If you enjoyed the TV show, just remember Jon-Erik & Meeno fondly and keep your money in your pocket.
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In late 1982, courtesy of producer James Parriott, Scholastic Books, and Universal Studios, NBC premiered a fantastic children's sci-fi/fantasy series entitled, "Voyagers!," that had the immediate misfortune of clashing with CBS' venerable "60 Minutes" on early Sunday evenings. The unusual premise featured dashing yet bumbling time traveler Phineas Bogg (the late Jon-Erik Hexum) and young sidekick Jeffrey Jones (Meeno Peluce) criss-crossing the space-time continuum to ensure that famous historical events occurred as they were supposed to. For instance, in the premiere episode, without the Wright Brothers' invention of aircraft before the Germans, the U.S. is being decimated in World War I, so Phineas and Jeffrey track down Orville and Wilbur Wright at their Dayton, OH bicycle shop to make sure that they fulfill their historical destiny. In a way, "Voyagers!" predated by a good three years many of the same basic ideas that Hollywood blockbuster "Back to the Future" would later explore.

Inevitably, though, due to poor ratings, NBC pulled the plug on "Voyagers!" by the spring of 1983, with only twenty episodes ever produced. Yet, thankfully, as a acknowledgement of the program's 25th anniversary, its single season DVD was finally made available to consumers who fondly remember this fun hybrid of fantasy, adventure, and most importantly, historical education.

Now, how does one describe "Voyager from the Unknown?" I guess I would call it, unfortunately, a rather inferior, cheap hybrid of two "Voyagers!" episodes that diminishes much of the TV magic Hexum and Peluce's exuberant characters once provided. Specifically, the premiere episode (featuring the Wright Brothers, ace U.S.
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This was always one of my most favorite Shows when it was on T.V. This video came quickly and is in excellent condition. I'm grateful that I found it.
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