An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a novel by John Varley. Written by
Keith Loh <email@example.com>
To create the time-travel effects of the Gate, cinematographer Rene Ohashi produced the ghostly shimmering lights by spinning metal wheels covered in Mylar. See more »
As Louise enters the bar, her hair is flat. When she is shown inside, suddenly, her hair is permed. See more »
Dr. Arnold Mayer:
[Addressing a lecture hall audience, possibly at the United Nations]
It's a far cry from saying that objects can travel through time to saying that people can. Why? For one thing, paradoxes can occur. Say you build a time machine, go backwards in time and murder your father when he was ten years old. That means you were never born. And if you were never born, how did you build the time machine? Paradox! It's the possibility of wiping out your own existence that makes most people rule out ...
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It is campy, no doubt, and there are a couple of scenes that try to take themselves seriously and fall flat, but overall I thought it was a clever, original film with lots of sci-fi fan humor and a bunch of unexpected but meaningful plot twists.
If you like campy, idealistic sci-fi you might want to give it a shot.
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