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The Time Travelers (1964)

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In 1964, a group of scientists create a portal that takes them to a barren, mutant inhabited, Earth in the year 2071.

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Steve Connors
Merry Anders ...
Carol White
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Varno
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Gadra
Delores Wells ...
Reena
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Berry Kroeger ...
Preston
Gloria Leslie ...
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Mollie Glessing ...
Android (as Molly Glessing)
Peter Strudwick ...
The Mutant
J. Edward McKinley ...
Raymond
Margaret Seldeen ...
Miss Hollister
Forrest J Ackerman ...
Square-frame technician
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In 1964, a team of scientists are trying to develop a view screen into the future. What they in fact get is a portal and they soon find themselves on the other side, 127 years into the future when the portal collapses. The Earth of the future is barren and they are soon attacked by mutated humans but rescued by a group of scientists who are building a spaceship to take them to a new planet. They learn that much of Earth was destroyed as the result of a nuclear war. When it's determined that the visitors from the past cannot be included in the planned voyage, they work furiously to rebuild the portal and return to their own time before departure day. Meanwhile, always under the threat of attack from the mutants , friendships are formed and they learn of life in the future including the use of robots for menial tasks. Written by garykmcd

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29 October 1964 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

His cameo appearance became the first genre film appearance for "Famous Monsters of Filmland" publisher Forrest J Ackerman. This led to another facet of his career in which he would make numerous cameo appearances, and even do bit parts, in films for more than 40 years. See more »

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When the four 1960 earthlings return to their lab to find themselves frozen in time, the supposedly frozen Steve Franken blinks his left eye. See more »

Quotes

Reena: Don't you like me?
Danny McKee, the Electrician: Of course, I like you. You're a beautiful girl.
Reena: Oh, that! Beauty is only skin deep.
Danny McKee, the Electrician: Well, it's deep enough. What do you want - a lovely liver?
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Referenced in Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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great concept,funny,adventure,must see
25 October 2004 | by (wash dc) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorites,great camp,lots of inside jokes,a good plot,and if you used to read Famous Monsters of Filmland like I did,there is a special guest shot of Forest j Akerman in it also. This film was also shown in the Air and Space Museum during their sci fi film series. The cast does a good job and some pretty good special effects. For a low budget sci fi flick it covers a lot of ground,post nuclear war,mutants,space travel,love affairs,some wild futuristic music,and of course time travel.I think the ending will leave you thinking,and wanting to see this movie again and again.


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