"Night of the Long Knives"


TTT episode
1.14/14th of 30 aired
First aired
Written by
Irwin Allen, William Welch
Directed by
Paul Stanley
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After being transported away from the Alamo in the previous episode, Tony Newman and Doug Phillips find themselves in a burning hot desert. They are quickly approached by several people on horseback. After Newman resists them, he gets shot by one of the men and is left for dead; Phillips is then taken prisoner by the men.

As it turns out, Newman was only grazed, which he gets rescued by the soon-to-be famous writer Rudyard Kipling. It turns out that he and Phillips were transported to British India on the border of Afghanistan in 1886. A rebel, Hara Singh, is planning an attack on the nearby British fort, which Newman and Phillips must reunite to try to warn the British fort and convince them to attack the rebels first in order to succeed.

Meanwhile, Project Tic-Toc has totally lost contact with Newman and Phillips, fearing that they may be dead.

Background informationEdit

  • This was the first episode where contact was totally lost with Newman and Phillips during a lot of the show. Project Tic-Toc repeatedly checked and rechecked everything, figuring one possibility was they could not regain viewer contact with them due to Newman and Phillips being dead. Ann MacGregor and Jerry refused to believe this though, which, with Jerry’s and Heywood Kirk’s urging (Raymond Swain was against it), they could try bypassing the breaker system and send a concentrated surge into the Tunnel in hopes of regaining contact. This was ruled out though (as contact with Newman and Phillips could be lost forever if the Time Tunnel is damaged beyond repair in case this action was tried and failed, which MacGregor pointed out), but Jerry was able to sneak in the bypass, restoring full power to the Time Tunnel’s viewing system and finding that Newman and Phillips were indeed still alive.
  • This was also the first episode where a brief view of the Time Tunnel was shown from the side, revealing how very long it was (all shots from previous episodes just showed it from the front originally except for one brief shot from the pilot episode).



The episode can be viewed at at The Time Tunnel channel

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