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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
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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Step Through "The Time Portal" beyond the crack in Space and Time where the fantastic world of the Future will freeze your blood with its weird horrors! See more »


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29 October 1964 (USA)  »

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Depths of the Unknown  »

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In her film, Desperately Seeking Susan, director Susan Seidelman selected clips from The Time Travelers for projection during her movie theater scenes. 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: 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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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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