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The Tunnel Man


A deranged scientist invents a machine that can cut through elemental rock as easily as a ship cruising through the ocean. With the forecast of an approaching seismic disturbances in the town, he has the power to make it dance to his tunes and the mayor must decide on their course.



Air Dates

  • First Run - September 20, 1977
  • Repeat - February 8, 1978





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3 Responses to Episode 0712

Almost has that weird Batman vibe to it. The 1960\'s TV show that is. Decidedly different.


I love this episode. It's one of the best ever. It has everything. A disabled super-villain with a weird attitude (I was tired of walking anyway - wtf?) and an even weirder plan. Meanwhile some sort of Jupiter Effect or planetary conjunction is taking place. I love it when Mole basically does in Sausalito or Redwood City or w/e. . . The end doesn't make a lot of sense and the very end is a bit lame, but it's worth it. This felt like a comic book and the very first Fantastic Four had a Mr. Mole with a tunneling machine as the bad guy . . . perhaps some inspiration was gained there.


I love the 'Mr. Mole' character. Like many villains portrayed by Ralph Bell, I can't help but feel sorry for him, even though he is dangerous. He is a three dimensional character.


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