Finally a fully comprehensive, exacting and exhaustively researched in-depth written study on the Irwin Allen produced 1960s SF tv series THE TIME TUNNEL (ABC 1966-67) has been successfully realized making all (well-intended) previous efforts seem pathetically amateurish and superficially meager by critical comparison.
Martin Grams, Jr. an accomplished writer-historian-chronicler of such similar quality examinations once again excels with his remarkable accurate account of the genesis, development, consummation and an objective evaluation of a widely appreciated and renowned television classic that has still maintained tremendous global interest literal decades since its premature cancellation after just a single season on primetime network tv.
In addition to the most minute, intricate production details revealed for the very first time Martin further provides rare forgotten personal interviews-recollections, long out of the public scrutiny-memory for years, with some of the important instrumental prime movers who actually participated in the making of this most extraordinary entertainment-driven SF-premised television program.
This exceptional book is not just a factual-laden history of Irwin Allen and his lamented prodigy but a tangible testament-reminder of the bona fide Golden Age of Television when conspicuous imagination, creativity, inspiration, enthusiasm and unabashed talent were all wonderfully par-for-the-course on the what was once the most popular and influential mass communication medium in mid-1960s 20th Century society.
After having ravenously poured over Martin Grams, Jr.'s awe-inspiringly informative, profusely illustrated and thoroughly captivating text one can well understand and appreciate just why producer-creator Irwin Allen himself considered THE TIME TUNNEL tv series to be his all-time favourite crowning achievement. An enduring milestone in the annals of classic television that will always be fondly remembered and respectfully appreciated. This well-deserved lofty status will have been in no small part attributable to the indefatigable conscientiousness and dedication of literary authors like Martin Grams, Jr. who rightly merits our respectful appreciation for having benignly bestowed upon fans of THE TIME TUNNEL tv series such an invaluable documentation that will ultimately prove to be every bit as highly regarded as its subject.
Enthusiastically recommended to all!