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Warning the captain has failed. Talking to Althea has failed. It’s now the morning of the fourteenth. With just a few hours before disaster strikes Tony pounds on the locked door. All that accomplishes is angering the guard. The door is unlocked and the guard admonishes Tony.
“The captain said to keep you quiet. If that means using chains, mister, I have them too”. Tony soon discovers that the door is remarkably solid and starts rubbing his hands. I thought I recognized the guard, and I suspect you will, or are about to, as well. If you, like me, watched Star Trek (which debuted on NBC just one day before The Time Tunnel debuted on ABC) you will recognize Mr. Kyle. Jon Winston played Mr. Kyle in a recurring role during Star Treks three year run, and appeared as Cmdr. Kyle in the second Star Trek film Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan. Not wishing to be put in chains Tony stops pounding the door and starts behaving like a civilized human being.
Leaning against the bunk beds he starts talking, hoping the people in the tunnel complex can hear him. “Doug ! I don't know if you're picking me up. If you're just getting sound, I'm on the Titanic locked in a forward cabin just above the waterline”. Ann again states the obvious “He's a prisoner”. Tony goes on about his location on the ship. “It's 9:1 5 a.m., April 1 4, 1 9 1 2. I don't know when it's gonna sink, but- They've got me locked up because I tried to warn the captain”. Strange as it may seem Irwin Allen got this part right, or at least close. Bunk beds were found only in steerage and crew quarters. And the ordinary seamen that were seen by the passengers were housed in this area. Doug announces “He's right in the middle of the section that was slashed open by that iceberg. The Titanic struck an iceberg late on Sunday evening, April 14 and sank during the early hours of Monday, April 15”. The senator gets flustered and ask what they plan to do. His old boss Gen. Kirk answers “Theoretically, we can suspend Tony in his time zone and remove him from it. But, during that suspension, Tony's body processes- his heart, his breathing, his tissue regeneration- would all stop. Unless we can return him here or to some other time zone within seconds we'll kill him”. Nobody like that solution at all. The general looks at Doug thinking he was about say the same thing. Doug announces his plan “We could go back and help him. Yesterday, you refused to let Tony do what he went and did anyway, and you were right. What do you suggest? We just sit here and watch him die? At least my way he'd have a chance. Remember, I'll appear there dressed for the period and prepared with the facts”. General Kirk reminds him he could order him not to go. “But, just this once, it might be the right thing to do. Now, we have a friend that's in danger. You're trying to protect me from that danger. I appreciate that. But if Tony weren't back there, this research would have come to a close”. The senator nods in agreement. The general considers the pros and the cons and comes to the decision that this might the right time to throw the rule book out the window, and to do what feels right. A countdown is put motion, and a newspaper dated April 15 1912 is rustled up. The headline naming the ship is wrong, but a great many news outlets got all sorts of information about the Titanic wrong, so this is a nice touch, although I suspect it was unintentional.
Doug gets dressed in clothes for 1912, tucks the paper inside his jacket pocket, buries the hatchet with the senator, and says goodbye to everyone. Ann pleads with him not to go. Ray says “Doug, your master guidance control has been programmed for an identical overlay with Tony's”. It’s not in the script but inferred that Doug will appear exactly where Tony did. Doug walks into the tunnel, explosions are seen and heard, and that eerie sound effect originally heard in Lost In Space is heard. Doug tumbles through time just as Tony did, however his landing is no where near where Tony's was. He lands somewhat ingloriously in a coal bunker and is face to face with a surly member of the ships “black gang”. Anyone who worked with coal usually ends up as black as it. Everyone except Doug. He was sitting on coal and should have a rather filthy pair of pants. Yet when he gets up on deck only his hands are dirty.
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