Beyond the Time Barrier (1960) Poster


The was shot at the same time as Edgar G. Ulmer's The Amazing Transparent Man (1960). The combined shooting time for the double feature was only two weeks. This film was also meant to cash in the popularity of George Pal's The Time Machine (1960).
The "X-80" is played by a Convair F-102 Delta Dagger, first introduced into service in 1956.
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.
Some of the sound effects are taken from George Pal's The War of the Worlds (1953).
Screenwriter Arthur C. Pierce appears briefly as one of the mutants escaping from the jail cell in the underground citadel.
Although the "X-80" is actually a Convair F-102 Delta Dagger in most scenes, a few stock footage shots show an F-106 Delta Dart. The most notable difference is the shape of the vertical stabilizer, the upper portion of which is flat rather than pointed.

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