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"The Walls of Jericho"


TTT episode
1.20/20th of 30 aired
First aired
Written by
Irwin Allen, Ellis St. Joseph
Directed by
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After escaping from being caught in the middle between the German and Italian armies during World War I from the previous episode, Tony Newman and Doug Phillips are sent back several centuries before, right outside Joshua’s tent, the commander of the Israelites. They convince Joshua they are from the future, so they are sent to spy on the city of Jericho, as Joshua’s forces had been marching along Jericho’s walls as was told in the Bible.

After interrupting a sacrificial ceremony, Phillips is captured and thrown into the dungeons, but Newman escapes, hiding in a household that happens to belong to Rahab, who’s house would not only be the only one left standing after Joshua’s forces attack (again, as told in the Bible), but she was also the sister of the young girl Phillips and Newman freed from being sacrificed earlier.

Meanwhile, the crew at Project Tic-Toc is researching the Bible in order to try to move Phillips and Newman out of the area. Unfortunately the hunt for Phillips and Newman intensifies when Newman is told by Rahab’s father how to free Phillips via a secret entrance chamber, along with a big bounty being offered to anyone in the city who would be able to turn in Phillips and Newman, as Ahza, Rahab’s servant, had been uneasy during the entire ordeal with the scientists being hidden in their house.

Background information/trivia[]

  • This was the first episode ever where full power was ordered to be restored to the Time Tunnel to try to transport Phillips and Newman out of the area, which could end up killing the two. It is unknown if this was just in regards to this episode or if this was always the case where they were in that much danger from being transported.
  • This was also the first episode shown where Dr. Ann MacGregor expressed her skepticism over watching the events as they unfolded before them, saying as a scientist she couldn’t believe a tale from the Bible without proof.



The episode can be seen at on The Time Tunnel channel