Tom Riley's inspiration for the
Timothy Center came from an unexpected source.
An illustration of the Timothy
1999 Tom Riley opens the Timothy
Center. ("Opening Day")
Illustration depicting a scene from split-episode
"Idol Minds," a more outlandishshow in Odyssey
history. Featured on the original cover for In Your Wildest
Due to short time (15 minute stories or less), half
shows/split-episodes were not popular as they limited plotlines and
character development. Odyssey fans preferred 25 minute
episodes over the split-episode format.
30, 1999 First Odyssey
half-show (split episode format), "The Eternal
Birthday/Bethany's Imaginary Friend" airs. Half
shows would later be abandoned after Fall
1999/Spring 2000 seasons. "Bethany's Flood" is the
1999 First Passages book―Darien's
18, 1999 "A Look Back" celebrates a
millennium of Adventures in Odyssey episodes.