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  • Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws colleague Richard Hedges to the island lab, Erling reveals that 20th-century objects put in the machine seem to be "traded" for analogous future objects by intelligent life. And on the sly, Victor's been trying to get a living visitor. Does the future need help, or is the present in danger?

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The movie opens with a voice-over listing a few technological accomplishments: "In the year 1947, man broke through the sound barrier...

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