The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)
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The Death Merchant 

Ending up on different sides just prior to the Battle of Gettysburg, Doug and Tony must stop an attempt by Machiavelli (who had traveled in time from the Renaissance due to the Time Tunnel ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
James Darren ... Dr. Tony Newman
Robert Colbert ... Dr. Doug Phillips
Malachi Throne ... Michaels / Niccolo Machiavelli
Whit Bissell ... Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk
John Crawford ... Major
John Zaremba ... Dr. Raymond Swain
Kevin Hagen ... Sgt. Maddox
Kevin O'Neal Kevin O'Neal ... Corporal Perkins
Lee Meriwether ... Dr. Ann MacGregor


Ending up on different sides just prior to the Battle of Gettysburg, Doug and Tony must stop an attempt by Machiavelli (who had traveled in time from the Renaissance due to the Time Tunnel Project) from trying to affect the outcome of the battle and send him back into time. Written by laird-3

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Release Date:

3 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There is no mentioning in history books that Niccolò Machiavelli owned a dog named Cesare. Perhaps it is a reference to Prince Cesare Borgia, who lived at the same time period with Machiavelli. See more »


Niccolò Machiavelli was a journalist and historian, not an arms dealer and assassin as depicted here. Apparently the writers confused Machiavelli with Prince Cesare Borgia, the subject of his writing. See more »


Dr. Tony Newman: [he and Sgt. Maddox break into Michaels' cabin] Don't move.
Dr. Doug Phillips: Tony. What happened to you?
Dr. Tony Newman: Take his gun.
[Sgt. Maddox takes Doug's gun out of his hand]
Dr. Doug Phillips: What's the matter with you? Don't you recognize me?
Dr. Tony Newman: You stay put! Or I'll kill you just like you killed my corporal.
Michaels: The other one's in there. He's dead, I'm afraid.
Dr. Tony Newman: Are you Michaels?
Michaels: Yes.
Dr. Tony Newman: You have 150 kegs of gunpowder. We want it.
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Terrible and Inaccurate Episode
14 February 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Doug and Tony are transported to Gettysburg in the American Civil War. Tony is killed in an explosion, but the time tunnel personnel revive him with the shock of a power surge. Meanwhile Doug is saved by a Union major and wears the Yankee uniform. When the confederate Sergeant Maddox meets amnesic Tony, he believes he is a courier and he wears the confederate uniform. When Doug and Tony meet Machiavelli, who had accidentally been brought by the time tunnel, the man tries to manipulate the time travelers.

"The Death Merchant" is a terrible and inaccurate episode. The philosopher and writer Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli has researched the behavior of princes and wrote The Prince in 1513 and is considered the founder of the political science. This awful episode describes him as an evil man, in a total absence of research of history by the lazy writers. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "O Túnel do Tempo" ("The Time Tunnel")

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