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Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

 -  Romance | Sci-Fi  -  July 1960 (USA)
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In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Clarke ...
Maj. William Allison
Arianne Ulmer ...
Capt. Markova (as Arianne Arden)
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
The Supreme
Stephen Bekassy ...
Gen. Karl Kruse
John Van Dreelen ...
Dr. Bourman
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Captain
Ken Knox ...
Col. Marty Martin
Don Flournoy ...
Mutant
Tom Ravick ...
Mutant
Neil Fletcher ...
Air Force Chief
Jack Herman ...
Dr. Richman
William Shephard ...
Gen. York (as William Shapard)
James 'Ike' Altgens ...
Secretary Lloyd Patterson (as James Altgens)
John Loughney ...
Gen. Lamont
Russ Marker ...
Col. Curtis (as Russell Marker)
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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 Jamie Bone

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Screenwriter Arthur C. Pierce appears briefly as one of the mutants escaping from the jail cell in the underground citadel. See more »

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When Col. Martin orders the Sergeant to post a guard outside the operating room, the Sergeant salutes. The Colonel is "covered" (wearing a hat); the Sergeant is not. Military protocol specifies hats are not worn indoors and salutes are not rendered indoors nor when "uncovered." See more »

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Princess Trirene: Major, I must tell you the truth, understandably not an easy thing for me to do. Everything they say about us is true. We are sick and dying. You can imagine with the envy I look upon you, Kruse, Dr. Bourman. I myself am in the first stages of mutation.
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Interesting SF Despite Low Budget
2 December 2004 | by (Beltsville, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I have always been fascinated by the philosophical aspects of space and time, for example, such as the possibility of time dilation. That is why movies such as "The Time Machine", "World Without End" (especially, "World Without End" being one of my all-time favorite SF films), and this one, "Beyond the Time Barrier" have a great deal of appeal.

The highlights of the film and worth far more than the price of admission are the scenes in which Robert Clarke first breaks the time barrier up in space (in physics, this sounds like what is currently referred to as a "wormhole" in contrast to the older concept of time dilation) and the scenes after he touches back down to earth. The scene in which Robert Clarke observes the exterior of the futuristic city along with the pulsating solar energy tower is fascinating. (I first saw this when I was ten years old and never forgot it.) Also the scenes of Darlene Tomkins are also a delight for the eyes (especially the swimming pool scene - I never forgot this either). I also liked the triangular designs. They looked almost out of Die Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) Gruppe - the Munich Art School that specialized in abstract expressionism (producing such greats such as Klee, Marc, Kandinsky, others) or, perhaps out of the Bauhaus School of Architecture which produced such greats such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and others who pioneered modern futuristic design. For this, the art designer for the movie, Ernst Fegte should take a bow.

However, the overall plot is somewhat disappointing after Robert Clarke is captured. The idea that the human race can bring the earth to such a state in which it is perilous to walk the actual surface of the earth due to excessive radiation because the protective atmospheric screens had been decimated (the ozone layer in the stratosphere, for example) seems very dreary indeed (The scientist played by Istvan Bekassy mentions the ionosphere being contaminated by nuclear particles). Furthermore, what happened to the various animal and plant species ? Were they decimated, too ? Perhaps the writers could have planned a less dismal story. As the story progresses, the plot becomes even more pessimistic with the sterility of the population, the evil scientists, the barbarity of the mutants, the almost complete resignation to the eventual extinction of the human race as voiced by the Supreme, Vladimir Sokoloff, and the murder in the final reel of Trirene, his daughter, played by Darlene Tomkins. In general, the writers could have done a lot better, in terms of plot, theme, and characters.

Not the best, not the worst.

Worth watching for the art design and certain aspects of the story which make a person think.

6/10

Dan Basinger


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