“Our life is made by the death of others.” – Leonardo da Vinci
A property going from movies to television can be a real crapshoot. Sometimes you might get a M*A*S*H or Buffy, but quite often it’s a real dud. Whatever middle ground there is between the two would be where the Scream show lies.
[rating=3]Starring: Robert Colbert, James Darren, Whit Bissell, Lee Meriwether Creator(s): Irwin Allen
I first discovered this series back in the early days of the Sci Fi channel. When it first premiered, it ran all sorts of old television series. Its morning was populated by virtually all of Irwin Allen’s early works, such as Land of Giants and The Time Tunnel, and of course, Lost in Space. All of them were horribly campy, but often enjoyable.
The Time Tunnel was no different. The premise was intriguing, often putting its main duo into famous historical events and disasters. However, I think the series would be pretty hard to swallow for some viewers today. The low-budget silliness of it all can be rather comical, and as a result, it’s sometimes difficult to take the show seriously. Still, looking at the stories themselves, there were some clever ideas.