The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)
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Raiders from Outer Space 

During the Battle of Khartoum in 1883, Tony and Doug stumble upon aliens who plan to conquer the Earth using missiles. The aliens also send a bomb through the Time Tunnel to prevent any interference with their plans.


Nathan Juran


Irwin Allen (created by), Wanda Duncan | 1 more credit »


Episode cast overview:
James Darren ... Dr. Tony Newman
Robert Colbert ... Dr. Doug Phillips
John Crawford ... Henderson
Kevin Hagen ... Alien Planet Leader
Whit Bissell ... Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk
John Zaremba ... Dr. Raymond Swain
Lee Meriwether ... Dr. Ann MacGregor




Doug and Tony are transported to Sudan on 02 November 1883 on the day of the battle between the British invaders and the Arabs in Khartoum and they stumble in an alien invasion from Aristos that will begin launching missiles in London and other major cities. When the time tunnel personnel interfere with the plans of the alien leader, he sends a sophisticated and indestructible bomb to the complex. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This episode takes place near Khartoum, Sudan on November 2, 1883 and in Arizona in 1968. See more »


A grenade is thrown and lands inches away from kegs of powder and a few feet away from a knocked out Tony. Doug comes to the rescue, but the grenade is now behind Tony when it should be next to the powder kegs. See more »


Edited from Khartoum (1966) See more »

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Awesome episode!!
19 January 2020 | by okcherediaSee all my reviews

I grew up watching these shows, love anything to do with Irwin Allen,unfortunately a lot of these older shows get reviewed by younger people that compare them against things produced these days which has no comparison.

One of my favorite parts its at the beginning when you have the older setting and the aliens show up, wow, very creepy and their costumes are so cool,this episode was almost a mirror of the preceding one (the kidnappers) where someone from the future gets involved with the tunnel complex.

Lately i have been binge watching The Tunnel, its a shame it only ran for a few episodes,i own just about anything Irwin made,"the master of disaster" lol

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31 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



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1.33 : 1
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