Voyagers

Tagged: TV

US tv series (1982-1983). Universal. Created James D Parriott, produced by Jill Sherman, Robert Steinhauer. Directors included Virgil Vogel, Bernard McEveety, Allan Levi, Ron Satloff. 20 50-minute episodes.

Phineas Bogg (played by Jon Eric Hexum) and Jeffrey Jones (played by Meeno Peluce) are Voyagers who Time-Travel to put History right – which is to say, the way we know it to have been (see Time Police). The premise could have been interesting, but remained trivial (reminding the Wright Brothers to invent the aeroplane, helping Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run and, more inventively, saving Jean Lafitte the pirate so that the British do not win the Battle of New Orleans). In the final episode, Jack the Ripper turns out to be a renegade Voyager trying to corrupt history. Not helped by the woodenness of its handsome leading players, Voyagers seems to have received very little foreign distribution and to have been largely ignored by the sf community. [PN]

see also: Captain Z-Ro.

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