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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Dr. Erik von Steiner
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Steve Connors
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Carol White
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Varno
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Councilman Willard
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Gadra
Delores Wells ...
Reena
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Danny McKee
Berry Kroeger ...
Preston
Gloria Leslie ...
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Molly Glessing ...
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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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Producer Ray Dorn "borrowed" much of this movie for his own movie Journey to the Center of Time (1967). Irwin Allen also borrowed much of the concept for his TV series The Time Tunnel (1966). Director Ib Melchior declined to make waves so that he would continue getting work in Hollywood. 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 »

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Dr. Varno: We have been constantly surveying every possible planetary body in our solar system. Every planet. Every one of their moons. Even some of the smaller asteroids, but... This is the last; Titan, one of Saturn's largest atmosphere-carrying moons.
Dr. Erik von Steiner: Robot surveyors?
Dr. Varno: Yes.
Dr. Erik von Steiner: You don't seem encouraged.
Dr. Varno: The analysis shows a complete negative response. I'd expected it.
Dr. Erik von Steiner: But you still maintain surveillance. Why?
Dr. Varno: Information, Dr. Von Steiner. Knowledge. We feel we can never have enough of that in the new world...
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Step through the portal to the future.
20 October 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is an imaginative 'time machine' thriller about scientists and technical support thrusting themselves 107 years into the future. This is one of those typical mid 60s sci-fi flicks complete with mole looking inhabitants and of course, female space travelers fitted in skin tight pants. Well worth the backward look into the future.

Among the time travelers are: Preston Foster, Philip Carey, John Hoyt, Delores Wells and Steve Franken.


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