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The Fantastic Journey 

A scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean becomes lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on an uncharted island. They meet up with travelers from other times, planets and dimensions... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Jared Martin ...  Varian 10 episodes, 1977
Carl Franklin ...  Dr. Fred Walters 10 episodes, 1977
Ike Eisenmann ...  Scott Jordan 10 episodes, 1977
Katie Saylor ...  Liana 9 episodes, 1977
Roddy McDowall ...  Dr. Jonathan Willoway 8 episodes, 1977


A scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean becomes lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on an uncharted island. They meet up with travelers from other times, planets and dimensions who have also become trapped, and together they "slide" through portals from one dimension to the next hoping to find the one that leads home. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Release Date:

3 February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le voyage extraordinaire See more »

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(10 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Within a few months of its abrupt cancellation, several of the show's production team would be producing the thematically similar Logan's Run for the Fall 1977 season. See more »


[Opening credits narration]
Narrator: Lost in the Devil's Triangle, trapped in a dimension with beings from the future and other worlds, a party of adventurers journey through zones of time back to their own time. Varian, a man from the 23rd century, possessing awesome powers; from 1977; Fred, a young doctor just out of medical school; Scott Jordan, the thirteen-year-old son of a famous scientist; Liana, daughter of an Atlantean father and an extraterrestrial mother; and Jonathan Willaway, a rebel ...
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Referenced in To the Devil a Dog (2005) See more »

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What about Lost?
31 May 2009 | by bard-32See all my reviews

A previous reviewer compared The Fantastic Journey to shows like Stargate SG-1 and Sliders. He listed 8 similarities between the shows. He should have listed a 9th. Which show, you ask? What about Lost? You have a doctor, (Fred in TFJ, Jack in Lost), a psychic, (Liana in TFJ, Desmond in Lost,) a man of faith, (Varian in TFJ, and Locke, in Lost,) see the similarities? If you don't, I do. In TFJ, you have a scientific expedition lost in the Bermuda Triangle. In Lost, you have 48 survivors from a plane crash on an island somewhere in the South Pacific. In TFJ, our little group of travelers is trying to get back to their times. In Lost, that's not so clear. Jack wants to go home in the first three seasons. Locke doesn't. When you consider the similarities between the two shows, you can't help but recognize the fact that this '70s show was an influence on Lost. J.J. Abrams and Co., say that the game Myst, was one of the influences. Did I leave someone out? I did? Well, my bad. You also have another man of science, in Jonathan Willaway. Did I leave anyone else out? I don't think so. If I did, too late to change it now.

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