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... eight year old in 1966 and it ignited a love of history for me
on April 19, 2015
I was mesmerized by this show when I was an eight year old in 1966 and it ignited a love of history for me.. I bought it for nostalgic reasons. But the acting and scripts are pretty corny and some of the history is inaccurate as well. The show had a great concept and great potential and much could have been done with it but Irwin Allen and crew had an odd creative sense - very pedestrian and sometimes the story lines are almost ridiculous. On the plus side, for 1966 the special effects are pretty good, especially when our heroes are drifting from one historical moment in time to another and the Time Tunnel Control room was pretty well done as too. The realism is fleshed out by the numerous out-takes from movies that were spliced in to set the historical stage beyond the scenes filmed on the studio back lot. But in 1966 - 67 as I child, this show gave me my first introduction to such historical events as the Alamo, the siege of Troy, Halley's Comet, Rudyard Kipling in Afghanistan, the Battle of New Orleans, etc, etc and for that, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for it, no matter how corny and sloppily done most of the show appears to my
mature sense program assessment.