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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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Complete credited cast:
Preston Foster ...
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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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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Councilman Willard: We must consider the greater good. I must do what I think is right.
Dr. Steve Connors: And what about us?
Councilman Willard: Nobody invited you here.
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Councilman Willard: It's impossible!
Dr. Steve Connors: Until you have tried and failed, nothing is impossible!
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16 October 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

There are a zillion B&W sci-fi cheapies out there, and every one is somebody's favorite. This is one of mine.

Scientists working on a time-camera experiment discover that it's actually a portal. They step through it into the far future, where remnants of a high-tech civilization battle troglodytes for survival. The cave-dwelling good guys and their androgynous androids are engaged in a desperate race against time to build a rocket to take them away from the ruined Earth. Our time travelers fall in with them, fall afoul of them, fall in love with them... well, you know.

This movie is one of those irresistible gems where the real battle is between energetic actors, imaginative directors, and talented technical people who toil fearlessly against a low budget and cheap sets. But if you're a fan of the genre, give this a watch. You'll thank me.


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