Black History Month Binge Watch: NBC’s ‘Timeless’

Lucy (Abigail Spencer) works with ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson (Nadine Ellis) in episode 107 of NBC’s ‘Timeless.’ (Photo: NBC)

Timeless follows the adventures of Lucy Preston (a history professor played by Abigail Spencer), Rufus Carlin (a scientist played by Malcolm Barrett) and Wyatt Logan (a soldier played by Matt Lanter) as they attempt to stop Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) from changing the course of American history through time travel.

Sony Picture’s Television’s Timeless premiered on NBC on October 3, 2016 and as luck would have it, Timeless is currently airing on NBC Monday nights.  The show about time travel features three episodes dealing with the never-before-told stories of three African Americans who played integral roles in American history and culture.

 These stories of interest include:

 ·        “Space Race” (EP 107) which follows the ground-breaking work done by African American physicist and mathematician Katherine Johnson and her pivotal role in the success of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 space flight in 1962 and who is featured in the hit film, “Hidden Figures.”

·        “The Murder of Jesse James” (EP 111) that highlights the first Black US Marshall, Bass Reeves, who came to be known as “The Lone Ranger.”

 ·        “The Lost Generation” (EP 113) about the legendary performer Josephine Baker who became a spy for The Allies during World War II.

Perfect for binge watching, discussion and insight during Black History Month, Timeless reflects the good things that can happen when education and entertainment meet on network television.  

The aforementioned episodes (107, 111 and 113) are available to watch on and for purchase on iTunes.

This post was curated by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of the award-winning news blog The Burton Wire. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual. 

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