NBC aired the final two hours of the series ‘Timeless’ last month, right before Christmas. And while the cast are moving on, they did take a few moments to reveal the destinations that their characters never got to visit.
First, Abigail Spencer, who played historian Lucy Preston, would like to have encountered some of the founding mothers of the feminist movement:
“I’m really, really interested in the 1910 to 1930 time period because [of FLOTUS] Edith Wilson. We’ve got Eleanor Roosevelt during that time. We’ve got a lot of the suffragettes. If we [went] to the late 1800s, I would have loved to meet Ida B. Wells. She stood up against lynching. She was really kind of one of our godmothers of the suffragette movement. She was really at the start of it, and an African-American woman, as well.”
Her costar, Malcolm Barrett a.k.a. Rufus Carlin, the pilot of the team’s “Lifeboat,” has another important political time period on his wish list, and he reveals that the show’s writers actually considered this for an episode of the show:
“There was talk about visiting Martin Luther King [Jr.] at one point and seeing [him] during the civil rights movement, because there was a point where he had considered suicide. So [there was] talk of an episode for a while, which I would’ve loved to have seen. It would’ve been great to visit Jimi Hendrix or something like that. I love music, so a lot of what I want to see is music versions of everything.”
Matt Lanter, who portrayed military man Wyatt Logan, would like to have visited a much more distant period in the past, and while there are fewer political implications, it may have been quite a thrilling experience.
“It’d be really cool to see something with the Roman Empire. Save somebody from becoming a gladiator? Trying to get them to become a gladiator to, like, preserve history and stories? I don’t know… It’d be really interesting. I think it’d be really expensive to do Roman Empire, and how would that play into history, I’m not sure. But it would be a cool time period to do.”
Finally, Claudia Doumit, who played computer ace Jiya Marri, would have liked to have seen the group travel to the most distant and dangerous location of all.
“I always want to go back to like the Jurassic period. I think that’s awesome. Dinosaurs, that kind of stuff is just fascinating. That’s a completely different world than anything that we have any history of. There’s so much that’s unknown about going that far back… That’s like the most dangerous time period, but I’m like, ‘Yeah, let’s go there! Let’s do that one!’ [Laughs]”
Well, unfortunately, the major reason for the cancellation of ‘Timeless’ was that it was too expensive to produce and while delivering only modest ratings, a trip back to the Jurassic era was probably completely out of the question.
What do you think? What time period would you liked to have seen the “Lifeboat” crew visit?
Source: TV Line