The Time Machine (1960) Poster


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The Time Machine (1949) (TV Movie)
The Time Machine (1978) (TV Movie)

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Edited into 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Project Deephole Affair (1966) (TV Episode)
Footage of London being destroyed in "Worl War III" is used as part of Mr. Elom's earthquake demonstration film.


Forbidden Planet (1956)
air raid wardens wear the suits of the FP crew; when George and Weena enter the museum of talking rings, to the right is the clear steering globe from the ship

Referenced in 

First Men in the Moon (1964)
The travelling machine is dragged to behind a giant door echoing 1960's The Time Machine, also based on an HG Wells story.
Challenge of the Superfriends: Conquerors of the Future/Invasion of the Brain Creatures (1978) (TV Episode)
The Barlocks of the future are patterned after the Morlocks.
Die Rückkehr der Zeitmaschine (1983) (TV Movie)
Centers around H.G. Wells' famous "Time Machine".
Gremlins (1984)
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
Lauren Tom's character Eloy is named for the Eloi, one of two surviving human species in the future, in the H.G. Wells novel
The Terminator (1984)
Sarah Connor asks Kyle Reese what the women of his time are like. Weena asked George the same question.
Back to the Future (1985)
In the opening scene, as Marty is going into Doc's lab, occasionally you hear several notes played rapidly on the higher keys of a piano. The very same background sound is heard in the "The Time Machine", when Rod Taylor's character is first wandering through the world of the future. This appears to be an homage to the classic movie.
The Puppetoon Movie (1987)
Featured on a movie poster inside the projection room.
Mutant War (1988) (Video)
Harry Trent refers to the underground living mutants as Morlocks.
Lobster Man from Mars (1989)
John's death.
Spatz: From Russia with Love (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Pinky & Brain steal the Wells time machine
Time Machine: The Journey Back (1993) (Video)
The making of the film is discussed.
Chrono Trigger (1995) (Video Game)
Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane (1996) (TV Special)
mentioned by Dennis
Boy Meets World: Janitor Dad (1996) (TV Episode)
Mr Turner was planning to show the film to his English class.
Ransom (1996)
Shaker relates the plot of The Time Machine to Mullen while following him in the car
Bodger and Badger: The Time Masheen (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Futurama: Space Pilot 3000 (1999) (TV Episode)
The passage of time effect used when Fry is in the cryogenic freezer.
Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) (Short)
Futurama: A Clone of My Own (2000) (TV Episode)
Farnsworth's time machine resembles the one from this movie.
The New Adventures of the Time Machine (2000) (Video Game)
Very loosely based on the same novel.
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a website.
The Simpsons: Homer the Moe (2001) (TV Episode)
In Homer's story, he says, "Eventually, I become king of the Morlocks."
Back to the Future: Making the Trilogy (2002) (Video)
referenced by Bob Gale
Time Kid (2003) (TV Movie)
The animated film share the same plot and elements as the movie.
The I Inside (2004)
Mr. Travitt says "Great. H.G. Wells back from the future."
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
When Hermonie and Harry go back in time, with the music and the pictures going backwards
The History and Allure of Time Travel (2004) (Video)
mentioned / poster shown
Obsessed & Scientific (2005) (Short)
The H.G. Wells Legacy (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
The Simpsons: Springfield Up (2007) (TV Episode)
Professor Frink's time machine resembles the one in this movie.
The Big Bang Theory: The Nerdvana Annihilation (2008) (TV Episode)
the guys buy the time machine prop on eBay
The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008) (TV Movie)
The Large Collections Annex contains, among many other wonders, the H.G. Wells time machine from this film.
The Deconstructor: Time Travel (2008) (TV Episode)
Features selected themes and characters
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.87 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $4,000 question
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Time Machine (2009) (TV Episode)
references the first Time Machine film
The Venture Bros.: Return to Malice (2009) (TV Episode)
Elois and Morlocks mentioned in dialogue by Hatred.
Rock & Chips: Pilot (2010) (TV Episode)
Joan Trotter tells baby Rodney, "I named you after a real handsome actor called Rod Taylor. He's in a film by H.G. Wells." This is a reference to the 1960 version of "The Time Machine".
Futurama: The Late Philip J. Fry (2010) (TV Episode)
The Professor's time machine's design is inspired by the design of the time machine in this film.
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)
The film is referenced.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Rick Baker: Monster Maker (2013) (TV Episode)
A working time machine prop from George Pal's production is shown prominently in Bob's Basement.
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
A recorded VHS tape of this movie & Clue is seen in the TV room.
Face Off: Subterranean Terror (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
5 Questions to Ask Before You Time Travel (2015) (Short)
dialogue "H.G. Wells"
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Descent (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by James
El ministerio del tiempo: El tiempo en sus manos (2016) (TV Episode)
The title is the Spanish localized version of the movie's title
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Avalanche (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow: "That's the sound the Morlocks used to lure the Eloi underground."

Featured in 

7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
When Dr. Lao is talking about the fallen city, scenes from the volcano sequence of The Time Machine are shown.
The Maltese Bippy (1969)
During Ernie's nightmare sequence, we see an image of a Morlock rotting into a skeleton.
Time Travel: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy (1985) (TV Movie)
Includes movie clips
Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993) (Video)
TV spot
Time Machine: The Journey Back (1993) (Video)
Several clips from the film are shown.
Monsterama Sci-Fi Late Night Creature Feature Show Vol. 1 (1996) (Video)
This film's theatrical trailer is featured.
Troldspejlet: Episode #27.13 (2002) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Nightmares in Foam Rubber (2004) (Video)
clips shown
TCM Guest Programmer: Michael McKean (2005) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the guest host
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
Footage of the movie was shown. Still of producer George Pal sitting in the machine shown.
Monsterquest: Unidentified Flying Creatures (2008) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
"Time Travel Movie" segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown as part of Brett's Time Travel movie
The Real History of Science Fiction: Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of the 1960s (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction: Time Travel (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.

Spoofed in 

Star Trek: The Apple (1967) (TV Episode)
The vaalites look just like the Eloi, blonde, tanned, usually mild mannered, good looking.
Gremlins (1984)
The time machine is seen at the inventors' convention. It subsequently disappears.
Little Shop: Back to the Fuschia (1991) (TV Episode)
During the song "Time," Junior appears on a variation of the time machine - only there's a clock on the back instead of a spinner.
Sliders: The Last of Eden (1997) (TV Episode)
Stopping just short of calling them Eloi and Morlocks by name
The Simpsons: Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder (1999) (TV Episode)
When Homer and Otto fall into a hole in the ground, they see Morlocks.
The Rugrats: All Growed Up (2001) (TV Movie)
The Erotic Time Machine (2002) (Video)
spoof of adaptations of HG Wells novel
The Big Bang Theory: The Nerdvana Annihilation (2008) (TV Episode)
Sheldon dreams of Morlocks
Nerdland (2016)
Robo Wizard's time machine looks like the one from this movie.

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