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Experimental pilot testing a new rocket powered craft (actually a Convair F-102 interceptor) manages to fly into the future and land at the now deserted airbase he left. He ends up in a city with people who are suspicious he is a spy and who want to keep him to procreate with the rulers daughter because the majority of the inhabitants are sterile. He manages to escape and return to his own time but "with consequences". Written by
With cooperation from the US Air Force and Texas Air National Guard, producer Robert Clarke filmed at Fort Worth's Carswell Air Force Base and the abandoned Marine Corps Air Station at Eagle Mountain Lake. The badly deteriorated buildings were used to show that the air base from which he took off was in ruins. See more »
Boom mike appears at the top of the frame in the conference room. See more »
Dated, Low-Budget, Flawed, But Fascinating and Compelling Nonetheless
A prelude to a couple of television's original Outer Limit episodes, BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER for all its low-budget, fake looking special effects, subpar acting performances, comes across as an attempt at serious sci fi with elevated concepts and a flare for an fascinating effort of futuristic set design. The consistency of plot and the elements of both substantive sci fi drama, emotive relational interactions make this movie an above average depiction of a future world that would be replicated and copied by future sci fi movies, PLANET OF THE APES (1968), eight years later, and eerily BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES (1970). The same year that BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER was released THE TIME MACHINE came out that also had a similar theme and has since become a classic. Unfortunately for BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER, it is apparent that lack of serious support, directorial, budget, or time prohibited this movie from having a real chance at a much more compelling and credible depiction of the future. The storyline, the scientific rationalization, and even the more rounded and developed characters held out hope that this movie might have be a solid and memorable sci fi classic. Nevertheless, it failed to realize its potential.
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