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.
And yeah, they mentioned it:
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:
Look closely. What’s the machine doing with a bilge pump?
Worst of all:
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:
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!