Timeless, Episode Three

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It’s clear this isn’t Time Tunnel! And they won’t open every episode with the historic turning point the protagonists have to preserve.

In this one, they go to 1960s Las Vegas. A setting for the older series, Crime Story.

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And yeah, they mentioned it:

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This script, however, was just fair. There were clear pro-women lines in it to correct past social injustices. A script shouldn’t be a damned tract. And it was handled clumsily, without any finesse. As for the historic turning point? I couldn’t find it anywhere despite the mention at the end (more of the script being clumsy).

I still want to see more, especially since they left us with a very puzzling cliffhanger.

I just want to point out the backup prototype time machine is a very strange beast. Just look at what it’s made of:

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Look closely. What’s the machine doing with a bilge pump?

And this:

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And here:

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Russian-language text!

And:

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Chinese?

Worst of all:

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With all the work they now expect to get out of this machine, shouldn’t they be covering all the exposed bits — and maybe even doing upgrades between missions?

In my first post, I wrote:

What bugs me a bit is that this is network TV. A ton of money was poured into this first episode.

They can’t keep up that level of spending. How cheesy will future episodes get?

I think the budgetary seams are already showing. I’d bet this is a stage set and not a location:

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But even if it was, I didn’t mind. It fit in with the TV budgets of programs from that era. Just see the planet sets on Star Trek and Lost in Space!

Previously here:

Timeless, Episode Two
Timeless, Episode One

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