February 24, 2010

TIME TUNNEL: CONTEST

TIME TUNNEL: CONTEST
Enter to win a copy of the 1960s Complete Time Tunnel comics by Gold Key. For those who did not see the show, The Time Tunnel was a Sci-Fi series (1966-1967) about two scientists who fall through the tunnel in their lab into a constant flux through history. As their colleagues struggle to figure out how to bring them back to the swinging 1960s, the travelers engage in weekly adventures to survive. A bit of an Irwin Allen take on Doctor Who, with Allen's signature attention to style and entertainment. Just look at the set designs below! The repetition and perspective of the tunnel itself was a fantastic graphic. Translate those stripes to fashion and you have the costumes from Our Man Flint! That's no surprise, as series Art Director Jack Martin Smith also worked on Our Man Flint, In Like Flint, Batman, Green Hornet, Valley of the Dolls, and Allen's Lost in Space, Land of the Giants, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

For Spy Vibers interested in checking out the show, see One Way to the Moon. In this Cold War-inspired episode, the two men appear on a rocket ship bound for Mars. The astronauts immediately suspect them as foreign spies! And because of their added weight to the craft, the flight commander decides to make a fuel stop on the moon before bringing the mission prematurely back to earth. Of course, our guys aren't spies. But there is a saboteur on-board! And he's got murder and mayhem planned for the crew! Gold Key Comics are well-known among Spy Vibers for their 1960s TV tie-in comics. For samples, see Spy Vibe's coverage of Man From UNCLE end pages and Mister 8's coverage of Secret Agent #1. To win a copy of The Complete Time Tunnel comic collection from Hermes Press, see details here. Contest ends March 1st.

2 comments:

  1. That looks like a cool show! I'd love it.

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  2. It can be on the campy side considering it goes in for historical costuming each week (all main characters stay in contemporary clothes and lab coats), but I found it really fun to watch.

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