Two friends are put up against each other as one of them invents a time machine, and the other one travels back in time to change the past, which is a big risk considering how unstable time traveling can be.
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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
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Since it is probably the first sci-fi film I have ever watched, I am a little positively biased in favor of that film. Nevertheless if one ignores the outdated visual effects, and sticks to the general idea of the film, it is still remaining a very interesting sci fi - doomsday film. The story is typical, combining time travel with cold war fear of an impeding nuclear holocaust. There are no easy way outs for the heroes or the portrayed humanity.
Add to that the flavor of adventure plus several environmental connotations and you end up with a very interesting package typical of the 60s gloomy era. The final climax of the film, is very unexpected although the makers of the film have allowed for the necessary hinds at the beginning,for the suspicious viewer. Stonglly recommended for the sci-fi enthusiasts.
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