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The Time Tunnel: Kill Two by Two

From Medieval England the duo catapults forward to the early months of 1945, where they land in a tiny island near Iwo Jima, days before a United States Marine landing force will occupy the group of islands. From a Japanese soldier left behind they learn that the Japanese Air Force plans to spring a trap on the Marines! They must defeat the Japanese lieutenant at his sadistic games and capture his radio before the landing, or else they'll have ringside seats to a slaughter - maybe their own!

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 9619
Airdate: Friday January 06th, 1967

Guest Stars
As Lt. Nakamura
Kam TongKam Tong
As Itsugi
Kam TongKam Tong
As Itsugi
Philip AhnPhilip Ahn
As Dr. Nakamura

Co-Guest Stars
Brent DavisBrent Davis
As Marine Sergeant
Vince HowardVince Howard
As Medic
Vince HowardVince Howard
As Medic
Main Cast
James DarrenJames Darren
As Dr. Tony Newman
Robert ColbertRobert Colbert
As Dr. Douglas Phillips
Robert ColbertRobert Colbert
As Dr. Douglas Phillips
Whit BissellWhit Bissell
As Lt. General Heywood Kirk
Whit BissellWhit Bissell
As Lt. General Heywood Kirk
John ZarembaJohn Zaremba
As Dr. Raymond Swain
John ZarembaJohn Zaremba
As Dr. Raymond Swain
Lee MeriwetherLee Meriwether
As Dr. Ann MacGregor
Lee MeriwetherLee Meriwether
As Dr. Ann MacGregor


Tony and Doug land in a jungle and Tony sprains his ankle in the fall. They hear the sounds of men working in the distance and go to investigate, and find Japanese soldiers in World War II uniforms building a compound. American ships open fire on the island and the two scientists duck for cover and then move off. A shell hits nearby and Tony tells Doug to leave him behind, but Doug refuses to abandon him...

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Episode Notes
Although Lt. Nakamura, Itsugi, and Dr. Nakamura are all Japanese, they are played respectively by Japanese, Chinese-American, and Korean-American actors.

Episode Quotes
Lt. Nakamura: You bluff too easily, Joe. But then I never saw an American who didn't. Too much imagination, that's your trouble. Captured by a stick of wood. You can explain that to your superiors, can you, Joe? But you Joes are lucky. You won't have to explain anything to anybody. And imagination is good. I like that. We're going to have some interesting times together... before I kill you.

Lt. Nakamura: What kind of soldier are you? You're supposed to like killing, the smell of battle.
Itsugi: If necessary, I kill.
Lt. Nakamura: But you don't like it.
Itsugi: No.
Lt. Nakamura: Go on back to the shed, old man. You don't belong here.

Kirk: Dr. Nakamura, I'm going to ask you to reconsider. Even if we do bring your son back here, the psychological problems he'll face will be almost insurmountable. There'll be a twenty-three-year gap in his life, a void.
Dr. Nakamura: The only insurmountable thing in this world is death, General. I will not reconsider.

Episode Goofs
When Doug breaks into the storeroom, he drops the crowbar after he pries the lock off.

However, when the camera immediately cuts to a shot inside the storeroom, Doug comes inside still carrying the crowbar, and sets it down on a crate.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerIrwin Allen
Associate ProducerJerry Briskin
Unit Production ManagerBob Anderson (3)
Music EditorSam E. Levin
Music SupervisorLionel Newman
Set DecoratorWalter M. Scott  |  Norman Rockett
Production CoordinatorLes Warner
Post Production SupervisorGeorge E. Swink
Director of PhotographyWinton C. Hoch
Story EditorArthur Weiss
Art DirectorJack Martin Smith  |  Rodger Maus
Post Production CoordinatorRobert Mintz
Film EditorAxel Hubert, Sr.
Assistant DirectorSteven Bernhardt
Executive In Charge Of ProductionWilliam Self (2)
Assistant To The ProducerPaul Zastupnevich
Sound Effects EditorBob Cornett
Make-up SupervisorBen Nye
Supervising Music EditorLeonard A. Engel
Theme MusicJohn Williams (3)
Special Photographic EffectsL.B. Abbott
Hair Styling SupervisorMargaret Donovan
Supervising Sound Effects EditorDon Hall
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