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Voyagers! (NBC, 1982-1983)

VOYAGERS!

The Voyagers! Chronological Timelines were once part of the "Voyagers Headquarters" website and were originally created by fans Caroline Bigelow and Charles Mento. I added the historical figures, additional notes, and fact checked the text and dates. 

EPISODE GUIDE & TIME LINE

VOYAGERS!

OMNI TIMELINE:

1982 – NEW YORK, NY

1450 – BC EGYPT

1918 – FRANCE

1903 – KITTY HAWK, NC

1903 – DAYTON, OH

1918 – FRANCE

1066 – ENGLAND

Historical Figures:

Baby Moses, Mary Murphy (Pickford), Eddie Rickenbacker, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Red Baron (Manfred von Richthofen), Mongolian Army (In an early version of the script, Jeffrey recognizes Ghengis Khan.)

First aired: 10/3/1982

Production Code: 83492

A time traveler, Phineas Bogg, accidentally materializes outside the bedroom of an 11-year old orphan, Jeffrey Jones, in 1982. The adventures begin with helping an actress and flying ace in WWI. But they must also help the feuding Wright Brothers to continue designing the airplane in order to get a green light!

 

Writer: James D. Parriott

Director: James D. Parriott

Guest Stars:

Ed Begley Jr. (Wilbur Wright), Donald Petrie (Orville Wright), Sondra Currie (Agnes Spence), Peter Frechette (Eddie Rickenbacker), Faye Grant (Mary Murphy), Jeanie Bradley (Aunt Elizabeth), Terrence O'Hara (Tom)

CREATED EQUAL

OMNI TIMELINE:

73 BC – SOUTH OF ITALY

1847 – HANNIBAL, MO

Historical Figures

Spartacus, Cicero, Sam Clemens (Mark Twain) Harriet Tubman

First aired: 10/10/1982

Production Code: 57205

Arriving in Italy in 73 B.C., the pair discover that Spartacus is sent to die in the arena in Rome. This alters history and prevents him for leading the slave revolt in Capua. Afterward, it's off to Missouri, where Bogg and Jeffrey try to win back the freedom of young Harriet Tubman with the help of Sam Clemens, otherwise known as Mark Twain.

 

Writer: Nick Thiel

Director: Virgil Vogel

Guest Stars:

Ed Bakey (Mr. Bastain), Leigh Hamilton (Octavia), Rossie Harris (Young Sam Clemens), Fay Hauser (Harriet Tubman), Robin Ignico (Calpernia), Dan Pastorini (Spartacus), Jay Robinson (Cicero), Tim Rossovich (Thamaras), Ian Abercrombie (Bitiatus), Duke Stroud (Sheriff), Gary Allen (Sandy), Darin Willis (Cabin Boy), Dorothy Chace (Woman), Tony Epper (Junior), David S. Cass Sr. (Andrew), Chuck Hicks (Guard #1), Gary Epper (Guard #2), Terry Leonard (Guard #3), Sal Landi (Guard #4)

BULLY AND BILLY

OMNI TIMELINE:

1898 – CUBA

1880 – OLD WEST

1752 – PHILADELPHIA, PA

Historical Figures:

Richard Harding Davis, Frederic Remington, Benjamin Franklin, Billy the Kid (William Bonny) Teddy Roosevelt, The Spanish-American War

First aired: 10/24/1982

Production Code: 57203

Jeff and Bogg arrive in Cuba to find history changed because Teddy Roosevelt never led the charge up San Juan Hill. This leads them to a confrontation with Billy the Kid in the wild west and Phineas must step in to save Roosevelt at all costs. 

 

Writer: B.W. Sandefur

Director: Virgil Vogel

Guest Stars:

Gregg Henry (Teddy Roosevelt), Frank Koppala (Billy the Kid), Gina Gallego (Rita Dela Rosa), Alan Stock (Charley), Fredd Wayne (Ben Franklin), Jon Lindstrom (Remington), Robert O'Sullivan (Soldier), Sid Conrad (Sheriff), Lee Kessler (Maggie), Don Maxwell (Bartender), Ismael 'East' Carlo (Jorge), Miguel Sandoval (Ned Dawson), Gregory Itzin (Davis), Wilfredo Hernández (Miguel)

AGENTS OF SATAN

OMNI TIMELINE:

NOVEMBER 12-14, 1692–SALEM, MA

1924 – BOSTON, MA

1814 – BALTIMORE, MD

Historical Figures:

Abiah Folger, Francis Scott Key, Harry Houdini, Reverend Nicholas Noyes, Reverend Samuel Parris, Justice Samuel Sewell, Elizabeth Parris. Margaret the Medium was based off the Spiritualist Mina Crandon, whom Houdini exposed as a fraud in Boston, 1924.

First aired: 10/31/1982

Production Code: 57202

Bogg and Jeff land in colonial Massachusetts. Their arrival is witnessed by the locals who have them arrested as witches. Benjamin Franklin's mother is also under accusation, and if she dies, history changes. The Voyagers must also help Harry Houdini expose a phony medium at great risk!

 

Writer: James D. Parriott

Director: Alan J. Levi

Guest Stars:

Earl Boen (Reverend Parris), Marta DuBois (Margaret), Michael Durrell (Harry Houdini), Jennifer Holmes (Abiah Folger), Andy Wood (Francis Scott Key), Guy Stockwell (Reverend Noise), Shannon Doherty (Betty Parris)

WORLDS APART

OMNI TIMELINE:

ICE AGE? – SIBERIA

1917 – MIDDLE EAST

OCTOBER 19-21, 1879 – MENLO PARK, NJ

1917 – MIDDLE EAST

DECEMBER 21 1879 – MENLO PARK, NJ

Historical Figures:

Lawrence of Arabia, Thomas Edison, John Kruesi, J.P Morgan

First aired: 11/7/1982

Production Code: 57217

The Voyagers are separated: Bogg is with Lawrence of Arabia, while Jeff is stranded in the 1800's with Thomas Alva Edison. Can Bogg help Lawrence escape? Watch how Jeffrey gives Edison back his confidence to create the ultimate invention. And, with the Omni in pieces, will he ever get back to Bogg?

 

Writer: James D. Parriott & Jill Sherman

Director: Ron Satlof

Guest Stars:

Robert Ackerman (JP Morgan), Tony Brafa (Boehn), Shanit Keter (Medina), Lynn Seibel (Lowery), Marius Mazmanian (Prisoner),  Michael Horsley (Upton), Judson Scott (Lawrence of Arabia), Steven Keats, (Thomas Edison), Mary Kate McGeehan (Mary Edison), Arthur Rosenberg (John Kruesi)

CLEO AND THE BABE

OMNI TIMELINE:

 

MARCH 15 44 BC – ROME

1927 – NEW YORK, NY

1919 – FLORIDA

1669 – ENGLAND

First aired: 11/14/82

Production Code: 57201

Historical Figures:

Cleopatra, Lucky Luciano, Sir Isaac Newton, Babe Ruth, Julius Caesar, Admiral Doubleday and Lou Gherig are mentioned by name.


The Voyagers inadvertently bring Cleopatra forward in time to prohibition-era New York City, where she encounters gangster Lucky Luciano. They must also stop Babe Ruth from quitting baseball altogether! See Bogg's pitching action as he goes up against the best hitter of all time!

 

Writer: Jill Sherman

Director: Bernard McEveety

Guest Stars:

Richard Morof (Telegraph Worker), Dan Kern (Sir Isaac Newton), Don Boughton (Man #1), Michael J. London (Doorman), George Sawaya (Senator), Charles C. Stevenson (Reporter #2), David Blackwood (Man #2), Clint Young (Announcer), John Achorn (Reporter #1), Ed McCready (News Vendor), Andrea Marcovicci (Cleopatra), Michael Gregory (Lucky Luciano), William Lucking (Babe Ruth), Ken Swofford (Mr. Barrow), Norman Snow (Marc Antony)

THE DAY THE REBS TOOK  LINCOLN

OMNI TIMELINE:

NOVEMBER 18, 1863 – GETTYSBURG, PA

APRIL 18, 1862 – WASHINGTON, DC

1832 – LONDON, ENGLAND

Historical Figures:

Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Marian Brownlow, Fagin, Bill Sykes, Artful Dodger, Mary (They are characters from the novel Oliver Twist, but according to Voyagers! they existed in real history.)

First aired: 11/21/1982

Production Code: 57204

On their way to rescue President Lincoln, who has been kidnapped by Confederate soldiers, the Voyagers are briefly diverted to 1832 London where they encounter young author Charles Dickens and get caught in an Oliver twist-like adventure!

 

Writer: Robert Janes

Director: Bernard McEveety

Guest Stars:

Ray Colbert (Rebel Officer), Alex Daniels (Mess Line Guard), Donald Durrell (Lt. Bates), Alexa Hamilton (Jane Phillips), Suki Goodwin (Ad Lib Woman), Julian Barnes (Ad Lib Man), Nicky Katt (Jack), Ross Evan (Officer), Glenn Morrissey (Lincoln Guard), Cameron Dye (Steve), Allan Lurie (Gate Guard), John Anderson (Abraham Lincoln), Karen Dotrice (Marion), Rachel Bard (Mrs. Lincoln), Alex Hyde-White (Charles Dickens), Robert Phalen (Fagin)

OLD HICKORY AND THE PIRATE

OMNI TIMELINE:

1810 – NEW ORLEANS, LA

1803 – NORTHWEST PASSAGE, USA

1798 – NASSAU, BAHAMAS

JANUARY 8, 1815 – NEW ORLEANS, LA

Historical Figures:

Pierre Lafitte, Merriwether Lewis, William Clark, Jean Lafitte, Andrew Jackson

First aired: 11/28/1982

Production Code: 57216

Jeffrey and Bogg talk the pirate, Jean Lafitte, into leaving the beautiful Bahamas for New Orleans where General Jackson is going to need his help against the Red Coats. Can they defeat the pirates and greedy Pirate maidens?

 

Writer: Robert Janes

Director: Peter Crane

 

Guest Stars:

James Caroll Jordan (Jean Lafitte), Lance LeGault (Gen. Andrew Jackson), George Innes (Black Bill Scroggins), Tricia O'Neil (Annie Brown), Andrea Akers (Lizzie Palmer), A. Michael Baldwin (Jim), Michael Bond (William Clark), William McClaughlin (Merriwether Lewis,) John Dullaghan (Blind beggar)

THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO… AND FRIENDS

OMNI TIMELINE:

 

1870 – EASTERN FRANCE

JULY 1, 1946 – MARSHALL ISLANDS

AUGUST 13, 1275 – CHINA (MONGOLIA)

1272 – PERSIA; HORMUZ, PERSIAN GULF

DECEMBER 11, 1930 – NEW YORK, NY

First aired: 12/3/82

Production Code: 

Historical Figures:

Albert Einstein, Clara Barton, Marco Polo, Niccolò and Maffeo Polo, Kublai Khan – Emperor of Mongolia, Tartars, Karaunas (Raiders of Indian and Mongolian descent in Upper Persia.)

Jeff and Bogg arrive in 1930's New York and meet retired Voyager, Isaac Wolfstein. This leads to an adventure with Marco Polo and his family to reclaim the sacred oil. Will Jeffrey and Isaac EVER see eye to eye? And can Bogg save his young friend and the Polos before they are lost forever?

 

Writer: James D. Parriott

Director: Paul Lynch

Guest Stars:

Michael Fox (Isaac Wolfstein), Patricia Donahue (Clara Barton,) Wendy Hoffman (Nurse Jenny), Nathan Adler (Albert Einstein), Paul Comi (Maffeo Polo), Keye Luke (Kublai Khan), Mako (Karauna Chief), Jesse Borja (Khan's Guard & Karauna Guard #1) David Cadiente (Karauna Guard #2), John Brandon (Mover), Julius Harris (Auctioneer), Richard Lee Sung (Tartar), Paul Regina (Marco Polo), Pat Ranella (Niccolo Polo), Dale Reynolds (Reporter), Manu Tupou (Oxen), Michael Yama (Karauna Prison Guard)

AN ARROW POINTING EAST

OMNI TIMELINE:

1194 – SHERWOOD FOREST, ENGLAND

MAY 19-20, 1927 – ROOSEVELT FIELD, NY

MAY 21, 1927 – PARIS, FRANCE

Historical Figures: 

Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck, Sheriff of Nottingham, Prince John, Maid Marian – A few characters of legend, but purported to be real according to Voyagers!, Charles Lindbergh, Harold Bixby, Doc Kimball

First aired: 12/12/1982

Production Code: 57219

The Voyagers encourage Charles Lindburgh on the eve of his Trans-Atlantic flight, but bad weather and a guard dog may stop this historic event. The Voyagers also help Robin Hood recover from an infected wound with modern treatment. They later sneak into an archery competition to rescue Maid Marian.

Writer: Jill Sherman

Director: Ernest Pintoff

Guest Stars:

Dan Hamilton (Robin Hood), Mills Watson (Fri)ar Tuck), Jonathan Frakes (Charles Lindburgh), Michael Currie (Harold Bixby) Bryan O'Byrne (Doc Kimball), George Caldwell (Reporter #1) Wendy Fulton (Maid Marian), Denny Miller (Little John), Alex Rebar (Sherriff of Nottingham), John Currie Slade – as John Slade (Prince John)

Episode Collages

MERRY CHRISTMAS, BOGG

OMNI TIMELINE:

DECEMBER 25, 1776 – NEW JERSEY

1746 – VIRGINIA

DECEMBER 24, 1892 – PITTSBURGH, PA

Historical Figures:

Samuel Gompers, George Washington, Mary Ball Washington

First aired: 12/19/1982

Production Code: 57215

The Voyagers must go back in time to before the American Revolution to make sure that George Washington joins the American rebels rather than the British. Then in 1892 they help early union leader Samuel Gompers, and Jeffrey gets to meet his great grandfather, a lawyer helping the labor cause. Will this be the last voyage for Bogg and Jeffrey?

Writer: Bruce Shelly

Director: Ron Satlof

Guest Stars:

Anne Lockhart (Amy Jones), Peter Donat (George Washington), Kelly Jean Peters (Mrs. Washington), Mike Brick (Young George Washington), Joe Dorsey (Samuel Gompers), John O'Connell (Stephen Jones)

BUFFALO BILL AND ANNIE OAKLEY PLAY THE PALACE

OMNI TIMELINE:

 

1917 – RUSSIA

1887 – ENGLAND

1913 – CENTRAL AFRICA

Historical Figures:

Queen Victoria, Princess Victoria, Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia

First aired: 1/9/1983

Production Code: 57214

First, the Voyagers help Albert Schweitzer in his efforts to bring medical aid to a dying African tribal chief. Then they arrive in 1887 to help Annie Oakley, who's with Buffalo Bill's circus that is in England to perform for Queen Victoria. When a sneaky Russian duke conspires to marry the princess, only the Voyagers can step in to delay the wedding!

 

Writer: Jill Sherman

Director: Alan J. Levi

Guest Stars:

Diane Civita (Annie Oakley), Robert Donner (Buffalo Bill Cody), Lurene Tuttle (Queen Victoria), Robin Eisenman (Princess Victoria), Raymond St. Jacques (Massandi), Christopher Cary (Dr. Albert Schweitzer), Stan Sells (Grand Duke Michael)

THE TRIAL OF PHINEAS BOGG

OMNI TIMELINE:

VOYAGER HEADQUARTERS (OUTER DIMENSIONS OF TIME AND SPACE?)

1836 – MEXICO

Historical Figures:

Sam Houston, Flashbacks in the Omni Memory Reader to past episodes and historical voyages.

First aired: 1/16/1983

Production Code: 57221

 

Phineas Bogg is on trial for breaking the Voyagers code of ethics. This leads to a showdown with his old enemy, Drake, the prosecuting lawyer. And a reunion for Bogg with a school crush named Susan, Bogg's only defense.

 

Writer: Jill Sherman

Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr.

Guest Stars:

Stephen Liska (Drake), Bill McLaughlin (Sam Houston), Jenny Neumann (Susan), Harry Townes (Professor Garth), Barbara Beckley (Brindle), Will Gill, Jr. (Kane) David Cadiente (Mexican Soldier)

SNEAK ATTACK

OMNI TIMELINE:

 

1944 – PHILIPPINES

DECEMBER 6, 1941 – PEARL HARBOR, HI

APRIL, 1860 – NEVADA

DECEMBER 8, 1941 – PEARL HARBOR, HI

Historical Figures:

Buffalo Bill Cody (Teenager), General Douglas MacArthur

First aired: 2/13/1983

Production Code: 57223

 

Arriving at Pearl Harbor on 6 December 1941, the Voyagers try to warn General MacArthur about the Japanese attack. Phineas meets Jackie and helps her win her father's trust, but first the Voyagers have to win hers! Then they end up in 1860's Utah to help a young Buffalo Bill Cody with the Pony Express mail service.

 

Writer: Harry Longstreet

Director: Paul Stanley


Guest Stars:

Ike Eisenmann (Bill Cody), Brianne Leary (Jackie Knox), Dana Elcar (Col. Knox), David Graf (MP Sgt.), Frank Marth (General Douglas MacArthur), Robin Hoff (Tina), Chris DeRose (Private Max (as Christopher DeRose)

VOYAGERS OF THE TITANIC

OMNI TIMELINE:

 

APRIL 14, 1912 – NORTH ATLANTIC

1884 – FRANCE

1912 – FRANCE

Historical Figures:

Molly Brown, J. Bruce Ismay, Captain Edward J. Smith, Dr. Louis Pasteur, The Mona Lisa painting, Vincenzo Perrugia - mentioned by name from The Voyagers Guidebook.

First aired: 2/27/1983

Production Code: 57224

 

Phineas and Jeffrey assist a fellow female Voyager, Olivia, who is trying to recover the stolen Mona Lisa from a thief aboard the doomed ocean liner Titanic. Then in 1884 France, Jeffrey is bitten by a rabid dog and his only chance of survival is treatment with a new vaccine invented by Louis Pasteur. Bogg's school rival becomes a romantic interest.

 

Writer: Jill Sherman, James D. Parriott

Director: Winrich Kolbe

 

Guest Stars:

Fionnula Flanagan (Molly Brown), Will Kuluva (Louis Pasteur), Tracy Brooks Swope (Olivia Dunn), Lee De Broux (Haggerty), Suzanne Barnes (Suzanne Brandis), Sam Chew Jr. (Bruce Ismay)

PURSUIT

OMNI TIMELINE:

1969 – CAPE CANAVERAL, FL

MAY 2, 1945 – AUSTRIA

Historical Figures:

Werner Von Braun

First aired: 3/6/1983

Production Code: 57222

 

In order for the future American Space Program to succeed, the Voyagers must go back to Austria just after the end of World War II and prevent rocket scientist Werner Von Braun from being captured by the Soviets.

 

Writer: Renee Schonfeld-Longstreet & Harry Longstreet

Director: Alan Myerson

 

Guest Stars:

David Olivier (Werner Von Braun), Gregory Itzin (Ernst), Monique Van De Ven (Erika Shoemacher), Cliff Taylor (Fred Schneiker), Vincent Caristi (Kurt), Bo Brundin (Otto), Robert O'Reilly (Klaus), Patrick Gorman (Willie)

DESTINY'S CHOICE

OMNI TIMELINE:

 

1928 – HOLLYWOOD, CA

1924 – NEW YORK, NY

1928 – HOLLYWOOD, CA

Historical Figures:

Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanore Roosevelt

First aired: 3/13/1983

Production Code: 57225

 

Phineas and Jeffrey journey to 1924, Hollywood and realize they must convince Franklin D. Roosevelt to give up a career as a film director and go into politics instead. They help a pretty silent film actress with a troubled suitor and try to stop the sabotage on Roosevelt's film.

 

Writer: Jill Sherman

Director: Paul Stanley

 

 

Guest Stars:

Nicholas Pryor (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), Ellen Geer (Eleanor Roosevelt), Bonnie Urseth (Veronica Bliss), Oliver Clark (Sam Winthrop) Angela Clarke (Mrs. Roosevelt), Bill McLean (Mailman), Joseph Leader (Franz Lubin)

ALL FALL DOWN

OMNI TIMELINE:

 

JUNE 1938 – NEW JERSEY

FEBRUARY 1970 – OVER NEVADA

1938 – NEW JERSEY

Historical Figures:

Joe Louis, Jimmy Carter (He was a passenger that walked off the plane Jeffrey had landed, but was not mentioned by name. Jeffrey recognized him as he was to become the President of the United States during his time.)

First aired: 3/27/1983

Production Code: 57227

 

The Omni lands Bogg and Jeff in New Jersey, 1938, where they find Joe Louis ready to quit boxing. Joe must regain confidence and prepare for his rematch with Max Schmeling.  Jeffrey is the only one conscious on a 1970 flight en route to New York! Can he fly the plane on his own without Bogg's help?

 

Writer: Renee Schonfeld-Longstreet & Harry Longstreet

Director: Ron Satlof

 

Guest Stars:

John Hancock (Jack), L.Q. Jones (Ground Control #1), Robert F. Lyons (Stewart), Jim McKrell, Roger Robinson, Sam Scarber (Joe Louis), Michael Swan, Mischa Hausserman (German Broadcaster), Momo Yashima (Phyllis), David Kotch (David), Walt Hanna (Jimmy Carter Look-alike), Richard Alden (Archer), Leigh Kavanaugh (Patty), Lee Weaver (Dave), Jim B. Smith (Ground Control #2), David Cadiente (Fred), Steve Buckingham (Billy)

BARRIERS OF SOUND

OMNI TIMELINE:

 

1890 – DENISON, TX

1875 – BOSTON, MA

1876 – BOSTON, MA

Historical Figures:

Alexander Graham Bell, Mabel Hubbard, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas A. Watson, Dwight D. Eisenhower (newborn)

First aired: 6/12/1983

Production Code: 57226

 

The Voyagers appear in 1890 in Texas, and find that Dwight Eisenhower's mother is unable to give birth to him because of the absence of a doctor and the telephone. The Voyagers meet Alexander Graham Bell, and Bogg must make one of the ultimate sacrifices for the telephone to be invented.

 

Writer: Nick Thiel

Director: Bernard McEveety

 

Guest stars:

Linwood Boomer (Dr. Watson), Kip Gilman (Alexander Graham Bell), Lou Mulford (Mabel Hubbard), Bill Erwin, John Randolph, Paddi Edwards (Maid), Dan Frischman (Walter), Read Morgan (Policeman), Kevin Kovacs (Georgie)

JACK'S BACK

OMNI TIMELINE:

 

NOVEMBER 19, 1889 – LONDON, ENGLAND

Historical Figures:

Nellie Bly, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne is mentioned by name.

 

First aired: 7/10/1983

Production Code: 57228

 

Bogg and Jeff land in 1889 London and save famous world-traveller Nellie Bly from Jack the Ripper with the help of writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Jeffrey gives him back the desire to write the Sherlock Holmes mysteries again.

 

Writer: James D. Parriott & Sara Parriott

Director: Dean Zanetos

 

Guest stars:

Julia Duffy (Nellie Bly), Michael Ensign (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), Gerry Gibson (Inspector Lestrade), Stephen Liska (Drake), Michael Hadlow (Barkeep), James Garrett (Cockney #1), B.J. Turner (Bobbie), Peter Ashton (Cockney #2), Terance Pushman (Cockney #3), Wayne Wasserman (Cockney #4), Joi Staton (Spectator #1)