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Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | January 1958 (USA)
Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws ... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
Ward Costello ... Dr. Robert Hedges
... Claire Erling
Frederic Downs ... Prof. Howard Erling
John Stratton ... Victor
... Future Woman / Nurse
Fred Herrick ... Angelo
Beatrice Furdeaux ... Miss Blake
Jack Dimond ... First Lab Technician (as Jack Diamond)
Fred Taylor ... Second Lab Technician
Bill Downs ... Dr. Blair
William Cost ... Joe the Bartender
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Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws colleague Richard Hedges to the island lab, Erling reveals that 20th-century objects put in the machine seem to be "traded" for analogous future objects by intelligent life. And on the sly, Victor's been trying to get a living visitor. Does the future need help, or is the present in danger? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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From Time Unborn ... A Hideous She-Thing!

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First known movie appearance of the new 1958 Edsel automobile. See more »

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Professor Erling claims he didn't know the statue was radioactive after he carbon-14 dated it. However, carbon-14, in addition to being itself a radioactive isotope, would certainly reveal the presence of any existent radioactivity. See more »

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Narrator: In the year nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, Man launched the first satellite and pierced the space barrier.
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References I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957) See more »

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Music by Jack Shaindlin
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Laughable fun for those who are game.
16 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Scientests living in rural Florida build a teleportation device that brings out a freaky woman from the year 5000 A.D.

Admittedly Terror from the Year 5000 is a completely hokey low-budgeter, but it's one of those old drive-in flicks that has an unintentionally funny edge that makes it a riot of a watch. The effects are all very low budget, after all our villain is a weird screeching woman in a sequined suit! The cast is OK, but everything else is a bit silly!

Still those that enjoy old schlock flicks will find it a decent laugh.

** out of ****


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