Saturday, January 3, 2009


In "No Time Like The Past", an hour-long episode of 'The Twilight Zone', John Driscoll traveled back in the past to the Lusitania, 1915, where he tried to warn the ship's captain that the ocean liner would soon be struck by a German torpedo.

Captain William Thomas Turner, known as "Bowler Bill", was a commodore of the Cunard Line who recently relieved Daniel Dow, the ship's regular captain. Captain Turner remained on the bridge until the water rushed upward and destroyed the sliding door, washing him overboard into the sea. He took the ship's logbook and charts with him. He managed to escape the rapidly sinking Lusitania and find a chair floating in the water which he clung to. He was pulled unconscious from the water, and survived despite having spent 3 hours in the water.
[from Wikipedia]
This was how Captain Turner looked in that episode. As he was never identified as Captain Turner in the show, I have a feeling it didn't matter much if the actor looked like Bowler Bill.

But I buy him as a ship's captain!

Toby O'B

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