THE TIME TUNNEL

DEVILíS ISLAND - by Bob & Wanda Duncan


On Devil's Island, the Time Travellers narrowly escape a dark fate planned for Dreyfuss.

As six political prisoners are landed on a remote part of Devil's Island, they make a break far it. Two swim out to sea, and while the others are being recaptured, Tony and Doug materialize out of the Vortex of Time and are taken for the vanished pair by head guard, Lescoux. The next day in the jungle Doug manages to slip away from the work crew and knock out a guard, then goes to the Commandant to try to explain how he and Tony came to be here. With Doug holding the guard's gun, the Commandant pretends interest, but the moment Doug s back is turned, he pulls a gun and turns him over to be put in the sweatbox as punishment. When Captain Dreyfuss lands on the Island, those at the Tunnel the date - March 15, 1895. The prisoners are spurred by the arrival of the heroic Dreyfuss to plan an escape for themselves and him. Tony goes with prisoner Boudaire to confer with Dreyfuss. The next day prisoner Perrault spots a rowboat riding at water's edge, and Tony slips away from the work on to hide it, narrowly escaping being caught by Lescoux. Now the prisoners have a means of escape. They are all in the barracks that night when Kirk, at the Time Tunnel, makes a pickup. But when he has all the power of the Tunnel focused on the pair, Boudaire walks in between and is picked up instead. At the Tunnel, he soon comes to understand how it was that Tony and Doug landed amidst the prisoners, bur he declines to be returned to the Island so they can be rescued. Meanwhile, he watches the fate of his fellows on the Tunnel screen and learns that the prisoners' escape is actually being planned by the Commandant so that Dreyfuss can be shot while attempting to escape. Thus everything is made easy for the prisoners, while two guards with a cannon are stationed to shoot the escapees. Meanwhile Tony and Doug face new danger when Boudaireís absence makes the Commandant threaten the guillotine if the prisonerís don't tell where he is. But Boudaire is so outraged at the Commandant's plot against Dreyfuss that he consents to go back to warn the others. Swain tells him how he can lead the prisoners to safety, but warns him not to take Dreyfuss - there is no record of his ever having escaped the island. The escape has started when Boudaire returns, but he is too disoriented by his passage through time to transmit an of the message given him. Thus Doug ties up the Commandant while Perrault tries to hurry Dreyfuss away. But Dreyfuss refuses to go - it is his duty to stay and stand up for his principles. With the Commandant all but urging him to escape, Doug suddenly sees what Boudaire has not been able to tell them, it is a plot to kill Dreyfuss. Assuring Dreyfuss that he will be taken off the Island soon and acquitted, Doug sprints out,and with Tony finds the guards with the cannon. Knocking them out, they run back down the hill to the others in the boat. In that moment, the Tunnel picks them up, and as they disappear, Boudaireís memory is jogged and he calls to the others to take off into a gathering ocean fog.
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

Boudaire ........................ Marcel Hillaire 
Commandant ...................... Oscar Beregi 
Lescoux ......................... Theo Marcuse 
Perrault ........................ Steven Geray 
Claude .......................... Alain Patrice 
Captain Dreyfuss ................ Ted Roter 


Director ........................ Jerry Hopper

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