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This year, Odyssey made a split... literally. Some episodes were split in half and featured two completely unrelated stories. Other changes included the newly established Christian retreat center on Tom Riley's property - The Timothy Center, Mr. Whitaker's new room at Whit's End - the treasure room, Whit's new transmuter invention, and the first Whit's End website. Has Odyssey decided to outlaw toys and candy? Has Dr. Blackgaard returned to Odyssey to take revenge on Mr. Whitaker? Did Timothy Riley and his friend Alice really travel to another world? Along with these many questions are many more changes. Connie splits her duties at Whit's End with being a counselor at the Timothy Center. Mr. Whitaker hires Nick Mulligan as the newest employee of Whit's End. And, we meet new characters Alex Jefferson and the entire Shepherd family, who move to Odyssey to work as a family at the Timothy Center with Mr. Riley. Finally, at the end of the year, we join Phil Lollar as he looks back at Odyssey's history, giving insight to the many goings on behind-the-scenes of the show.
#418: Opening Day
Original Airdate: March 6, 1999
Scripture Reference: Jeremiah 29:11
Theme: God's guidance
Categories: The Timothy Center Episodes
Writer: Jim Ware
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Part of Saga: Novacom Saga
Characters: Morgan, Connie Kendall, Tom Riley, Aubrey Shepard, Ben Shepard, Bethany Shepard, Ellen Shepard, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

The Shepard family arrives in Odyssey and has a small adventure at the Grand Opening of the Timothy Center after one of the members disappears.

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#419: Another Man's Shoes
Original Airdate: March 27, 1999
Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:1
Theme: Empathy
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Characters: Floyd, Brock Blakley, Helen Blakley, Joe Blakley, Loraine Blakley, Jared DeWhite, Mr. O'Donald, Dwayne Oswald, Principal Skinner, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

After stealing Brock's shoes, Jared gets a chance to experience life in his shoes by way of an invention of Mr. Whittaker's.

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#420: Telemachus (Part 1)
Original Airdate: April 17, 1999
Scripture Reference: Romans 12:1
Theme: Self-sacrifice
Categories: Historical Episodes
Writer: Jim Ware
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Alfrick, Emperor Honorius, Father Anthony, Gregory (Young), Prudentius, Telemachus, King Alaric, Cody Carper, General Flavius Stilicho, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Whit tells Cody the story of Telemachus, one of the early church martyrs.

Included in Collection: #32: Hidden Treasures

#421: Telemachus (Part 2)
Original Airdate: April 24, 1999
Scripture Reference: Romans 12:1
Theme: Self-sacrifice
Categories: Historical Episodes
Writer: Jim Ware
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Emperor Honorius, Prudentius, Telemachus, Cody Carper, General Flavius Stilicho, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Whit tells Cody the story of a monk named Telemachus and the sacrifice he made in the name of Christianity.

Included in Collection: #32: Hidden Treasures

#422: Passages: Fletcher's Rebellion (Part 1)
Original Airdate: September 18, 1999
Scripture Reference: Judges 6-8, Proverbs 3:5-6
Theme: Faith / Trusting God
Categories: Passages Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Alice, Alice (Young), Fletcher, Lamar, Tabara, Timothy Riley, Tom Riley, Sheriff Sabian

A woman named Alice tells an incredible story about how she and Tom Riley's son, Timmy, traveled to another world called Marus.

Included in Collections: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams, Passages, Passages: Fletcher's Rebellion

#423: Passages: Fletcher's Rebellion (Part 2)
Original Airdate: September 25, 1999
Scripture Reference: Judges 6-8, Proverbs 3:5-6
Theme: Faith / Trusting God
Categories: Passages Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Alice, Alice (Young), Fletcher, Lamar, Matonna, Tabara, Mr. Donaldson, Timothy Riley, Tom Riley, Sheriff Sabian

A woman named Alice tells an incredible story about how she and Tom Riley's son, Timmy, traveled to another world called Marus.

Included in Collections: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams, Passages, Passages: Fletcher's Rebellion

#424: Blackgaard's Revenge (Part 1)
!! PARENTAL WARNING !!
Original Airdate: October 2, 1999
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 4:5-9
Theme: Deception
Categories: Imagination Station Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Characters: Dr. Regis Blackgaard, Connie Kendall, Abraham Lincoln, Eugene Meltsner, Aubrey Shepard, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

A normal Imagination Station adventure turns dangerous when the nemesis of Odyssey unexpectantly returns. And he has Aubrey on his side! Will she recognize his deception and go back before it's too late?

Included in Collections: #33: Virtual Realities, The Blackgaard Chronicles

#425: Blackgaard's Revenge (Part 2)
!! PARENTAL WARNING !!
Original Airdate: October 9, 1999
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 4:5-9
Theme: Deception
Categories: Imagination Station Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Characters: Socrates, Dr. Regis Blackgaard, Brother Brewster (Pilgrim), Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Aubrey Shepard, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Aubrey is caught in the Imagination Station with the evil Dr. Blackgaard! The only way Whit can rescue her from Blackgaard’s deception is to go after him. But that puts Whit in a more dangerous situation than he may realize!

Included in Collections: #33: Virtual Realities, The Blackgaard Chronicles

#426: The Buck Starts Here
Original Airdate: October 16, 1999
Scripture Reference: Matthew 25:14-30
Theme: Stewardship
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Ashley, Pete, Jared DeWhite, Mrs. DeWhite, Nathaniel Graham, Roy Randy, Mandy Straussberg, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Whit gives $25 to Nathaniel Graham, Ashley, and Jared DeWhite to use constructively. Nathaniel sells muffins, Ashley makes sock shooters, and Jared becomes paranoid.

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#427: Something Cliqued Between Us
Original Airdate: October 23, 1999
Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:1
Theme: Friendship
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Cassidy, Jared DeWhite, Liz Horton, Mandy Straussberg, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Julie Zeeke

Liz and Sarah are furious with the Calvin Clone clique for the way they exclude people. But, in reality, who’s excluding whom?

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#428a: The Eternal Birthday
Original Airdate: October 30, 1999
Scripture Reference: Job 36:10-11
Theme: Too much of a good thing
Categories: Room of Consequence Episodes
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Liz Horton, Mr. Horton, Mrs. Horton, Alex Jefferson, Eugene Meltsner, Joanne Judith Woodston-Allen

Liz has a great time on her birthday-until she discovers she’s stuck in it and it keeps happening over and over again!

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#428b: Bethany's Imaginary Friend
Original Airdate: October 30, 1999
Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:28-29
Theme: Trusting God
Writer: Lissa Halls Johnson
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Connie Kendall, Aubrey Shepard, Ben Shepard, Bethany Shepard, Ellen Shepard

Bethany has an imaginary friend-and Aubrey is out to fix Bethany’s imagination.

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#429: The Y.A.K. Problem
Original Airdate: November 6, 1999
Scripture Reference: John 16:33
Theme: Worry
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Characters: Pete, Harlow Doyle (Private Eye), Nathaniel Graham, Eugene Meltsner, Sarah Prachett, Mandy Straussberg, Julianne Walker, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

The kids in Odyssey Middle School are in a panic! A strict school principal becomes a member of the City Council — and Nathaniel knows what THAT means — the day is coming when it will be against the law to have fun! Imagine Odyssey without video games — without candy — without ice cream!

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#430: Blind Girl's Bluff
Original Airdate: November 13, 1999
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 12:22
Theme: Honesty
Writers: Lissa Halls Johnson, Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Duane Harms
Sound Designer: Duane Harms
Characters: Mr. Crane, Liz Horton, Lisa Mulligan, Sarah Prachett, Bart Rathbone, Tom Riley, Aubrey Shepard

Sometimes two girls just seem to communicate on the same wavelength! Aubrey befriends a blind girl named Lisa — and together they cook up a scam using a two-way radio to make people believe Lisa can see — with her mind! But — the situation comes to a boil when Lisa decides to tell the truth! Is their friendship over — or will Aubrey see the light?

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#431a: Where There's Smoke
Original Airdate: November 20, 1999
Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:21
Theme: Positive role models
Writer: Jim Ware
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Nathaniel Graham, Eugene Meltsner, Nick Mulligan, Rodney P. Rathbone, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Nathaniel gets pestered, picked-on and pushed around — until an older boy named Nick comes to the rescue! But Nick has a secret — and may not be the hero Nathaniel thinks he is!

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#431b: The Virtual Kid
Original Airdate: November 20, 1999
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 14:12
Theme: Enjoying life
Writer: John Beebee
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Davey, Jaime, Alex Jefferson, Eugene Meltsner, Norm Sardoni, David Straussberg, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Alex hits the six o’clock news when people discover his awesome Web site — about Whit’s End. But the reporter’s questions cause Alex to wake up and smell the ice cream.

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#432: You Win Some, You Loose Some
Original Airdate: November 27, 1999
Scripture Reference: Romans 8:28, Philippians 1:6
Theme: Being a good example
Categories: The Timothy Center Episodes
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Duane Harms
Sound Designer: Duane Harms
Characters: Heather, Jill, Wendy Annex, Liz Horton, Connie Kendall, Tom Riley

A batch of brownies and two bad apples add up to trouble at summer camp! A pair of mean-spirited girls make Connie want to quit her job as camp counselor. In fact — she’s giving Tom her two-week notice! What pushed Connie over the edge? Was it the disappointing ping-pong game — or the big food fight?

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#433a: The Treasure Room
Original Airdate: December 4, 1999
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 4:32
Theme: Valuing people
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Duane Harms
Sound Designer: Duane Harms
Characters: Jeves, Eugene Meltsner, Lisa Mulligan, Aubrey Shepard, Bethany Shepard, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

At Whit’s End, there’s a door with a sign that says, “Private — Keep Out.” It’s the door to Whit’s treasure room! But Aubrey and Lisa are overcome with curiosity — and sneak in to find out what’s inside.

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#433b: Chain Reaction
Original Airdate: December 4, 1999
Scripture Reference: Matthew 25:23
Theme: Responsibility
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Duane Harms
Sound Designer: Duane Harms
Characters: Leonard, Harlow Doyle (Private Eye), George Paxon, David Straussberg, Mandy Straussberg, Bernard Walton, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

How can a lawnmower, an alarm clock and a bicycle keep Odyssey from getting that new waterslide?

Included in Collection: #33: Virtual Realities

#434: BTV: Redeeming the Season
Original Airdate: December 11, 1999
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 15:16
Theme: Christmas
Categories: BTV Episodes , Christmas Episodes
Writer: Jim Ware
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Characters: Augustine, Origen, Saint Nicholas, Winfreed, Nathaniel Graham, Connie Kendall, Martin Luther (Dr.), Bishop Martin, Eugene Meltsner, William Shakespeare, Mandy Straussberg, Bernard Walton

Trees, stockings, twinkly lights and — oh yeah — St. Nicholas — are all part of the Christmas festivities! But why? The BTV gang is out on the streets once again to bring you the facts about our holiday traditions. Be listening for a fun-filled half hour of Yuletide history and humor — along with a few surprise visitors.

Included in Collections: #48: Moment of Truth, An Odyssey Christmas, Christmas Classics

#435: A Look Back (Part 1)
Original Airdate: December 18, 1999
Theme: Odyssey
Categories: Behind The Scenes Episodes , Clip Show Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Jack Wilbur Allen, Jimmy Barclay, Mary Barclay, George Rand McNale Barclay, Donna Renae Barclay, Dr. Regis Blackgaard, Ronald Edwin Blackgaard, Erica Clark, Lucy Cunningham-Shultz-Davis, Bryan Dern (Cryn'), Dr. James Dobson, Harlow Doyle (Private Eye), Joe Finneman (Connie's Uncle), Tasha Forbes (Agent 2362), Phillip Glossman, Lawrence Hodges, Fred Holstein, Melanie Jacobs, Robyn Jacobs, Sam Johnson, Connie Kendall, Richard Maxwell, Eugene Meltsner, Isaac Morton, Traci Needlemeyer, Bart Rathbone, Doris Rathbone, Rodney P. Rathbone, Walter Shakespeare, Katrina Shanks-Meltsner, Charles Edward Thompson (Chunkie), Jason Whittaker (Agent 1131), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Phil Lollar hosts a "look back" on the first 12 years of Adventures in Odyssey, including clips and anecdotes from the series.

Included in Collection: Lost Episodes (Gold Audio #16)

#436: A Look Back (Part 2)
Original Airdate: December 25, 1999
Theme: Odyssey
Categories: Behind The Scenes Episodes , Clip Show Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Jack Wilbur Allen, Jimmy Barclay, Mary Barclay, George Rand McNale Barclay, Donna Renae Barclay, Dr. Regis Blackgaard, Ronald Edwin Blackgaard, Erica Clark, Lucy Cunningham-Shultz-Davis, Bryan Dern (Cryn'), Dr. James Dobson, Harlow Doyle (Private Eye), Tasha Forbes (Agent 2362), Phillip Glossman, Lawrence Hodges, Melanie Jacobs, Robyn Jacobs, Sam Johnson, Connie Kendall, Richard Maxwell, Eugene Meltsner, Isaac Morton, Traci Needlemeyer, Bart Rathbone, Doris Rathbone, Rodney P. Rathbone, Walter Shakespeare, Katrina Shanks-Meltsner, Charles Edward Thompson (Chunkie), Jason Whittaker (Agent 1131), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Phil Lollar hosts a "look back" on the first 12 years of Adventures in Odyssey, including clips and anecdotes from the series.

Included in Collection: Lost Episodes (Gold Audio #16)