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Voyager from the Unknown (1982)

This film consists of two tales of time travel, combining science fiction characters with actual historical figures. Hexum stars as Phineas Bogg, a time traveler who teams up with an orphan... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon-Erik Hexum ... Phineas Bogg
Meeno Peluce ... Jeffrey Jones
Suzanne Barnes Suzanne Barnes ... Suzanne Brandes
Ed Begley Jr. ... Wilbur Wright
Sam Chew Jr. Sam Chew Jr. ... Bruce Ismay
Sondra Currie ... Agnes Spence
Lee de Broux ... Haggerty (as Lee DeBroux)
Peter Frechette ... Eddie Rickenbacker
Will Kuluva ... Louis Pasteur
John McLiam ... Dr. Bernard
Donald Petrie ... Orville Wright
Hugh Reilly Hugh Reilly ... Captain Smith
Tracy Brooks Swope ... Olivia Dunn
Faye Grant ... Mary Murphy
Fionnula Flanagan ... Molly Brown


This film consists of two tales of time travel, combining science fiction characters with actual historical figures. Hexum stars as Phineas Bogg, a time traveler who teams up with an orphan named Jeff. They visit important people from history as they try to get home, while at the same time not altering the path of history (ala Quantum Leap). Written by Fryingham

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11 June 1997 (USA) See more »

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This was a telemovie edited together from several episodes of Voyagers! (1982) and released to NBC after the death of Jon-Erik Hexum in 1985 (or late '84 at the very earliest). It was released to home video in 1985. See more »


Jeffrey's voice is noticeably deeper in some scenes. See more »


Phineas Bogg: Bats breath! It's losing it again in the automatic mode.
Jeffrey Jones: Bats breath?
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Edited from Voyagers! (1982) See more »

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Not the best but really a good single-shot intro to the series
27 February 2014 | by russedavSee all my reviews

This is a combination/remake of episodes 1, Voyagers + 15 Voyagers of the Titanic. The negative reviews are really VERY uncalled for so I had to give this to even up the score at 2+ & 2-. I grant that the special effects aren't fantastic, but that misses the point. If you stand back and look at the big picture, as with most action adventure sci fi this is about RELATIONSHIP, and considering this is Jon-Eric's first starring role, it's really good for those with eyes to see, unlike the bad reviewers. It's absurd how just like blind brainwashed people talk about folk being "black" or "white" when scientifically everyone is really different shades of melanin brown, so too, the sickos that say this is NAMBLA territory are also useful idiots for perverts. Those who aren't mindless tools know this is the wonderful gift specifically of Phineas being the dad Jeffrey never had and generally of him being a hero saving history, though I do think it would have come off better if it had been less camp/silly and more serious, but most audiences are sadly too childish for that. What's particularly irritating about these negative reviews is their at least potentially fatal interference with what might have been an attempt at reviving the series, which would be a wonderful idea, though pretty hard to follow in Jon-Eric's heroic footsteps, though I'd love to see Star Gate Atlantis's Joe Flanigan take that lead. Don't let the inappropriately negative reviews fool you into missing out on this. They have a right to their opinion but that doesn't make them authoritative and I can guarantee many disagree.

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