Voyagers! (1982–1983)
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Arriving in ancient Rome, Phineas and Jeffrey must save the slave Spartacus so that he can lead the revolt in Capra. They also meet a young Sam Clemens and help Harriet Tubman escape.

Director:

Virgil W. Vogel

Writers:

James D. Parriott (creator), Nick Thiel | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon-Erik Hexum ... Phineas Bogg
Meeno Peluce ... Jeffrey Jones
Ed Bakey Ed Bakey ... Bastaine
Leigh Hamilton ... Octavia
Rossie Harris ... Young Sam Clemens
Fay Hauser ... Harriet Tubman
Robin Ignico Robin Ignico ... Calpurnia
Dan Pastorini Dan Pastorini ... Spartacus
Jay Robinson ... Cicero
Tim Rossovich ... Thamaras
Ian Abercrombie ... Bitiatus
Duke Stroud ... Sheriff
Gary Allen Gary Allen ... Sandy
Darin Willis Darin Willis ... Cabin Boy
Dorothy Chace Dorothy Chace ... Woman
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Arriving in ancient Rome, Phineas and Jeffrey must save the slave Spartacus so that he can lead the revolt in Capra. They also meet a young Sam Clemens and help Harriet Tubman escape.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1982 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place in two different settings: the south of Italy and Rome in 73 BC and Hannibal, Missouri in 1847. See more »

Goofs

(at around 40 mins) Olive oil can't be instantly ignited by throwing a flaming torch into it. It won't burn until it reaches over 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Phineas' statement about olive oil was right, as it does burn quite nicely as a fuel oil, but it does not produce acrid black smoke. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey Jones: Where are we, Bogg?
Phineas Bogg: How does the south of Italy, 73 BC, grab you?
Jeffrey Jones: That explains the gladiators?
Phineas Bogg: You got any idea what's wrong? It's flashin' red.
Jeffrey Jones: I don't know. I'm not too great with this part of history.
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Featured in Voyagers!: The Trial of Phineas Bogg (1983) See more »

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Slavery
3 March 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Human slavery is the thread for the two time travelers in this Voyager stories. Both Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones first go to Rome where they are captured. Jon-Erik Hexum is pressed into service as a boy toy for a Roman lady and Meeno Peluce as someone for a little girl to play with. The Omni gets them out.

After that it's on to Hannibal, Missouri where they run into both a young Sam Clemens and Harriet Tubman played by Fay Hauser. As Tubman was never in Missouri and she did her escaping from slavery and her Underground Railroad thing in the our mid-Atlantic states this is really a bit of literary license.

Hexum wins her freedom with some tricks of his own.

Back to ancient Rome where circumstance has Hexum in the arena with Dan Pastorini playing Spartacus. That one's a bit dicey for a while as either Bogg's voyaging might end or Spartacus may never get to lead a slave revolt.

A bit of Hollywood type authenticity is in this story as Jay Robinson whose most famous role was that of Caligula in The Robe plays a decadent Roman aristocrat who loves watching evenly matched hunks in the arena.

History of course is righted and it's on to the next red light time and place.


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