Mel Santos was asking about an FJ episode guide, but a search of the Net came up with nothing. Then Mel posted this to the list:
"I ransacked my stuff and, to my surprise, found I had enough notes and clippings to make my own. All nine episodes were shown in the Philippines, but my recollection of some of the plots is a bit hazy...
The article on the show's cast and concept came from a local TV guide (*they* didn't say where they lifted it from)."
Executive Producer: Bruce Lansbury
Producer: Leonard Katzman
Associate Producer: William O. Cairncross
Story Consultants: Calvin Clements Jr, DC Fontana
Director of Photography: Irving Lippman
Music and Series Theme by: Robert Prince
Filmed at: Burbank Studios
In the deceptively tranquil waters of the Bermuda Triangle, one hundred thousand square miles of beautiful Caribbean, more than 40 ships and 20 planes have disappeared without a trace during the last century. Among the many theories to explain this phenomenon is one of mind-boggling proportion: it is suggested that the Triangle is a time/space warp that traps its victims in another dimension.|
This is the exciting premise for the Fantastic Journey, a science fantasy adventure series in which shipwrecked travelers on a pleasant scientific expedition suddenly find themselves, in the aftermath of a catastrophe at sea, on a mysterious island inhabited by humans from the past and future. Their first encounters are with Atlantians, the remainder of an advanced society that flourished 30,000 years ago, pirates from the 16th century and an Earthman from 2230 A.D., whose crashlanded space vehicle delivered him to this exotic locale.
So, the travelers from the present are joined by the man of the future as they embark on their fantastic journey, not knowing what other alien beings they will encounter, but determined to continue - hoping that, at the other side of the island, they will be able to make their way to their own time. Along the way, they are joined by an extraterrestial woman and a scientist who also seek an escape from this inexplicable time/space warp.
Jared Martin plays Varian, the stranded voyager from the future, bringing to the role an abundance of television experience on such series as The Bold Ones, Switch and The Rookies, as well as many stage and film credits.
Carl Franklin portrays Fred Walters, a vacationing doctor who served as chief medical advisor to the shipwrecked travelers. Most recently starred in the "Caribe" series, he has also appeared with such prestigious theatrical companies as Washington's Arena Stage and New York's Lincoln Center Theater.
Teenaged actor Ike Eisenmann has been cast as Scott Jordan, the inquisitive son of a scientist who led the doomed expedition. He starred in the Walt Disney movie "Escape to Witch Mountain", guest- starred on two ABC "After School Specials", and had a lead role in Columbia Pictures Television's Banjo Hacketts.
Katie Saylor appears as Liana, whose mother was from another solar system, while her father was one of the ancient Atlantians. She has been seen off-Broadway, as the star of the feature "Super Van", as Al Pacino's girl in "The Godfather", and in many television shows, including the daytime dramas Another World and Dark Victory. Liana's constant and faithful companion is Sil-L, a cat equipped with special powers of communication. Sil-L wil l be played by the three cats comprising The Felix Team.
Roddy McDowall brings a wealth of experience to the role of Willaway, a leading U.S. scientist during the 1960's. McDowall began his long and successful career as a child actor in the 1938 English film, "Scruffy". Since then he has performed in 83 feature films and dozens of television presentations, including a starring role in the series, Planet of the Apes. He has also performed in numerous Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theater productions.