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The Time Travelers (1964)

 |  Sci-Fi  |  29 October 1964 (USA)
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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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Dr. Erik von Steiner
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Steve Connors
Merry Anders ...
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 ...
Councilwoman
Molly Glessing ...
Android
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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$250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Peter Strudwick personally contacted Ib Melchior about possibly playing the role of a monster in this film. After visiting Melchior at his house, Melchior wrote the part of The Mutant for Strudwick to specifically portray. See more »

Goofs

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

Dr. Varno: An hour ago we were in my laboratory on our Earth, and now...
Dr. Varno: You are still on your own world, Dr. von Steiner - Earth. The year is 2071, and our world is dying.
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fun post-apocalypse moom pitcha!
15 August 2003 | by (huntersville,n.c.) – See all my reviews

First saw this one when I was 12 and loved it ever since(I'm now 44-a geezer,I suppose}Probably the best low-budget sci-fi ever made,as far as I'm concerned,and one of the best endings of a movie ever(thanks to Ib Melchior and Dave Hewitt).Cast is quite good,especially Steve Franken and the always-excellent Preston Foster.And Merry Anders is,as always, a real babe.Watch it if you get the chance!!!


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