I’m putting this here mainly to keep track of it. I like the idea of time travel as a game, maybe like a scavenger hunt, but I’ve got too many other projects going to sufficiently develop this one now.
When I was a kid, I loved all of those Irwin Allen television shows such as Lost in Space and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. The Time Tunnel (1966-67) was high up on my list, even if it only made it two seasons. As an adult, I find all of Allen’s shows to be excessively cheesy, but I can tolerate some limited exposure.
I do periodically re-watch the Time Tunnel’s pilot episode Rendezvous with Yesterday, which introduces how our heroes get stuck jumping from one part of past and future history to another, and probably where a significant portion of the special effects budget was blown.
I’ve even tried my hand at writing my own Time Tunnel story, but I used it to resolve a conflict within one of the main characters and sent him back home at the end of the tale.
So imagine my surprise when I discovered there was a board game based on the show. It was probably a bad board game, and its only attraction was in exploiting the show’s popularity with pre-pubescent boys.
But like I said, the idea of time travel as a game or contest is really interesting to me, so I’m just going to park this here.