US tv series (1966-1967). Redwood/ Gladasaya/CBS. Pr George M Cahan. Exec pr Sherwood Schwartz. Dir Jack Arnold, Cahan and others. Writers Schwartz and others. Created by Schwartz. Starring Frank Aletter (Captain Mac MacKenzie), Pat Cardi (Breer), Imogene Coca (Shad), Kathleen Freeman (Mrs Cave Boss), Mary Grace (Mlor), Jack Mullaney (Lt Hector Wyland), Mike Mazurki (Clon), Cliff Norton (Cave Boss), Joe E Ross (Gronk), Frank Wilcox (General Morley). 26 30min episodes. Colour.
Two astronauts accidentally travel back in Time and find themselves trapped in prehistory, where they have to survive with a band of Neanderthals. Ratings were not good, so the format shifted: the astronauts find a way to escape to the present, but some of the cave-dwellers come along for the ride; the new emphasis was on their bewildered reactions to modern life. [BC]