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The Time Travelers (1964)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | 29 October 1964 (USA)
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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Carol White
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Varno
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In 1964, a team of scientists is 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, 107 years into the future in the year 2071, 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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Trivia

His cameo appearance became the first genre film appearance for "Famous Monsters of Filmland" publisher Forrest J. Ackerman. This led to another facet of his career in which he would make numerous cameo appearances, and even do bit parts, in films for more than 40 years. See more »

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When everyone returns to the campus, where everything is moving so slow that it appears stationary, the tops of the trees are still moving in the breeze. See more »

Quotes

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.
Dr. Erik von Steiner: At least give us a chance to try to find a solution.
Councilman Willard: It's impossible!
Dr. Steve Connors: Until you have tried and failed, nothing is impossible!
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Referenced in Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Been a long time, been a long time, been a long lonely…
18 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Whew! Had someone remind me of this movie just recently and I

did a "Boy, did that take me back". A time travel in & of itself.

Here is one that should get released on DVD, or at least get some

TV play on a late-night show. I remember this being great fun

when I was a kid, new to the movie experience.

Yes, saw it in an actual theatre, probably the same one where I

saw "Crack in the World" (1965) with Dana Andrews. Both high in

"cheese" content, but no less fun.

Not really giving anything away, plotwise, this movie deals with our

fearless scientists who because of having the ability to time travel

into the future, try to go about changing it. Something that has been

dealt with over & over again in the ensuing years. Just remember

they are in fairly new territory here. Can one change what

"happened" in the future?

I also remember being scared witless by the mutants they run

across in the future. One guy who has legs, but no feet. You don't

have to be a rocket scientist to figure out they had an actor with

birth defects or an amputation, but to a kid in a dark theatre – it

was really frightening!

Let's see if someone can get this out as a "late night" DVD, eh?


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