THE TIME TUNNEL

MASSACRE by Carey Wilber


The Time Travellers land on the site of Custer's lost stand and try to save themselves from the massacre.

Doug and Tony, landing on thc edge of a prairie, amidst a half-dozen dead Cavalry soldiers, are captured by a trio of Indians, Crazy Horse, Yellow Elk and Knife. Tony pleads that they are not soldiers or enemies, but Crazy Horse says they will die just the same. At the Time Tunnel, the crew has called in an expert from the Indian Bureau to help fix the time and place where the Time Travellers have landed. Meanwhile, the Indians are questioning Tony and Doug about a man they call Yellowhair, when they are diverted by a cavalry trumpet. Fifteen year old Tim McGinnis, sole survivor or the dead detail tries to release them but Tony is recaptured as Doug rides off with Tim. At the Tunnel Complex, Dr. Charles Whitebird, a Sioux, reports that his early-day relatives are brewing trouble. He says Tony has been brought before Chief Sitting Bull and the Yellowhaired man in question is General Custer - the place is the Little Big Horn - the time, June, 1876. With Doug, Tim takes a message to Custer, telling him to wait until he's joined by other units. But Custer, planning the greatest coup of his military career, wantís to take the gathered Indians by surprise. He ignores Doug's plea to rescue Tony and when he persists orders him imprisoned. Tim releases Doug again, while Tony is telling Sitting Bull .that though he will win the forthcoming battle, his people will suffer for it for years to come. Sitting Bull, impressed by his courage he lets him try to talk peace to Custer. Doug, still Custerís prisoner, now devotes himself to trying to get Tim transferred out of Custer's command. When Tony arrives and registers his plea far peace, he too is imprisoned. Custer, in the meantime, mounts his attack, at the last minute assigning Tim to a new battalion leader, Major Reno. As Custer marches towards battle, Tony and Doug distract their guards and escape, meeting Tim and delaying his joining Reno until;! the battle moves on towards Custer. Yellow Elk, on the fringe of the massacre, warns the trio to flee for their lives. With Tim safe, Tony and Doug dematerialize into the time vortex.
C A S T

Dr. Tony Newman ................. James Darren 
Dr. Doug Phillips ............... Robert Colbert 
Dr. Ann MacGregor ............... Lee Meriwether 
Lt.Gen. Heywood Kirk ............ Whit Bissell 
Dr. Raymond Swain ............... John Zaremba


G U E S T  C A S T

Crazy Horse ..................... Christopher Dark 
Yellow Elk ...................... Lawrence Montaigne Generol 
General Custer .................. Joe Maross 
Sitting Bull .................... George Mitchell 
Major Reno ...................... John Pickard 
Captain Benteen ................. Paul Cami 
Tom Cusier ...................... Bruce Mars
Tim ............................. Jim Halferty

Director ........................ Murray Golden 

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Created: 97/04/24 Updated: 97/12/02