Genre Guesstimation – Voyagers! (1982)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre has been chosen by me.  In honor of the month when Marty McFly came to visit us here in 2015, I have decided that we will be reviewing our favorite movies featuring time travel.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of October by sending them to timetravel@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Movies featuring Time Travel…

voyagers“What am I? I’m a Voyager. You ever hear of one? ‘Course not. No one has. We’re the people that are plucked out of time and trained to travel through the ages to help history along. You know, uh, give it a shove where it’s needed.” – Phineas Bogg

Number of Times Seen – At least 5 times (TV in ’82, cable and 12 Oct 2015)

Brief Synopsis – After accidentally getting pulled through time, a young boy must help a time traveler correct errors in history.

My Take on it – I was 8 when this show was on and I refused to miss an episode when it was on every Sunday night.

This show had two of my favorite things; time travel and history and combined them extremely well.

I remember the pilot extremely vividly but wanted to reacquaint myself with it for this review.

The concept here just wasn’t done well enough and therefore wasn’t given enough time to correct itself.

A decade later, the show Quantum Leap was created and they used a similar concept of changing wrongs in the past, but there they relied on small changes to seemingly insignificant people whereas here they went for big historical events.

I have always questioned how these wrongs happen but that should be saved for a longer conversation.

The chemistry between leads John-Eric Hexum and Meno Peluce is superb and they epitomize the brains and brawn aspects needed to help with conflicts in movies thus complementing one another.

The acting and dialogue are both a bit stiff but it couldn’t have hurt to polish them up a bit so that they wouldn’t sound so cheesy.

Bottom Line – Always have loved the concept despite that this movie (show) never got the chance to show its full potential. Hexum and Peluce were great together because their characters were able to perfectly complement one another. The acting and dialogue could have been polished better and not felt as cheesy. Very nostalgic for me. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – First filmed acting project for Jon-Erik Hexum. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Very close, the acting needs work, but the idea really was an interesting one that was rejuvenated and with Quantum Leap

Rating – Globe Worthy

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4 thoughts on “Genre Guesstimation – Voyagers! (1982)

  1. Nice review, though I’ve never heard of this one. This sounds like a cartoon I used to watch called Time Squad, which played up fixing historical mistakes for comedy. Like encouraging Napoleon to have more confidence right before Waterloo. 🙂

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