RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY by Harold Jack Bloom
Story by Irwin Allen
Dr. Tony Newman, an experimental subject in the Time Tunnel, tries to change the course of history when he lands aboard the deck of the Titanic.
(Filmed in early 1966) When the Time Tunnel Project faces scrapping, Dr. Tony Newman volunteers to be an experimental subject. Before anyone can stop him, he sets the controls and is sent off through time. Tumbling onto the deck of an ocean liner, he finds a life preserver labelled - Titanic; astounded he rushes off to find Captain Smith. Meanwhile, at the Time Tunnel, Dr. Doug Phillips, Dr. Ann MacGregor and Dr. Swain work to locate Tony, finally discovering him on the liner by following the sound of the ship's bells. Aboard the ship, Tony is having great difficulty persuading the Captain to change his course; Smith at first thinks he's mad, then becoming convinced that he's a spy from an enemy steamship line, has him imprisoned. With Tony located, Doug goes through the Time Tunnel to his rescue and after freeing him, the two use the wireless to summon help. Smith still remains unconvinced though, until his ship hits the iceberg late that night. Asking the men how they knew this would happen, they only tell him the extremity of his position, then plunge into rescue operation. Doug and Tony are extracted just as the ship goes down, and are then separately hurled forward into time. Tony lands on a desert, just in front of the Project, but the time is ten years ago and those working the controls move him back in time before he's taken for a spy. Rejoined with Doug, they land in a jungle where they face a prehistoric monster.
Capt. Malcolm Smith MICHAEL RENNIE
Althea Hall SUSAN HAMPSHIRE
Sen. Leroy Clark GARY MERRILL
Grainger DON KNIGHT
Marcel GERALD MICHENAUD
Soldier MICHAEL HAYNES
Director IRWIN ALLEN