a blog with cultural bulimia.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Time Tunnel.

 I was reading an article in the NYT about the release of the only season of the series 'Time ("These guys didn't remember the Alamo, they relived it.") Tunnel' on DVD. One season only?
The series ran for only one season, making it the least successful of four fantastically implausible (but fondly remembered) shows created and produced between 1964 and 1970 by Irwin Allen. 'Lost in Space' is now available on DVD; Volume I of 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' is due out later this month; 'Land of the Giants' replays only in memory.
30 episodes only. It feels, to me, that I grew up watching TT every single day of my childhood. In fact, those 4 shows (Time Tunnel, Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Land of the Giants) plus 'Get Smart', form the basis of my early days of cultural manipulation by U.S. televison.

There is no way to calculate the harm they caused on a little brazilian brain but they surely helped me with the socialization process once I moved to the U.S. Americans I met were always surprised that we grew up watching the same shows and that we shared the same nostalgia.