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  • Sixties American Sci-Fi Time Travel Movie

    I have vivid memories of a film I saw in the early seventies on TV. I do not know if it was made for TV or Theatrical.

    Somehow some people travel to the future, possibly post-apocalyptic, where they meet friendly humans who have robots - kind of with gasmask type faces? - and play a musical instrument with coloured keys by waving their hands over it.

    Anyway they create a temporal paradox by being there and then a time loop which gets faster and faster then the world explodes (I think).

    I remember that there were at least three present-day protagonists, a hero-type man, a pretty woman and a comedy nerdy type man as well (a bit like a young Donald O'Connor, but not him).

    Does this jog anyone's memory?

  • #2
    With regard to the post by [U][I]Rider67[/I][/U] who started this thread(24th August 12:30 PM #1 p1):

    "I have vivid memories of a film I saw in the early seventies on TV. I do not know if it was made for TV or Theatrical. Somehow some people travel to the future...Does this jog anyone's memory?"

    It most certainly does. The movie is:

    [B]The Time Travelers (1964) [/B][USA]
    aka [B]The Time Trap[/B]

    [URL]https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058659/[/URL]

    [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Time_Travelers_(1964_film"]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ti...ers_(1964_film[/URL])

    Quoting IMDb: "In 1964, a group of scientists create a portal that takes them to a barren, mutant inhabited, Earth in the year 2071."

    Found an appropriate video:

    "The Time Travelers 1964 Trailer"

    [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgb5jnGkts4[/URL]

    Quoting from [U][I]Rider67[/I][/U]'s post:

    "travel to the future, possibly post-apocalyptic" - DEFINITELY - starting at 00:00:14

    "play a musical instrument with coloured keys by waving their hands over it" - starting at 00:00:41

    "robots - kind of with gasmask type faces" - starting at 00:01:22

    "then a time loop which gets faster and faster" - this is how the film ends
    Last edited by lazarus6; 8th September 2019, 07:00 AM. Reason: Updated time stamp and quote details.

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    • #3
      Wow! That was fast work lazarus6!

      Just as I remember. Judging from the trailer I might not be as fond of it nowadays. Mind you , it does have John Hoyt in it (Dr. 'Bones' Bryce, from the original Star Trek Pilot in the same year).

      Thank you very much. I'll post if I manage to find a copy.

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      • #4
        If yer pushed, I've got a copy
        1h23m
        .mkv file format (AVC video stream; AC-3 audio stream)
        1.19GB file size

        Not HD but certainly watchable (as far as playback quality goes ... can't speak for the content quality :rolleyes:)

        Can transfer thru Dropbox

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        • #5
          Saw this ; the early 70s and loved it but felt that the gas masks types were woefully ill equipped to fight the invading hulk types.

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          • #6
            Thank you, arthur linden-jones, good to know someone else has this.

            I went straight to a website we all know, I believe it's run by women from Themyscira, and bought myself a copy.

            In fact it turned into a sixties sci-fi splurge! I also bought copies of ' The Terrornauts', 'Invasion', 'Unearthly Stranger', 'They came From Beyond Space' as well as 'The Time Travelers' (their spelling, not mine.

            But I really appreciate the offer.

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            • #7
              Quoting from [U][I]Rider67[/I][/U]'s earlier post (#3 page 1)

              [QUOTE=Rider67;n76727]Wow! That was fast work lazarus6!

              Just as I remember. Judging from the trailer I might not be as fond of it nowadays. Mind you , it does have John Hoyt in it (Dr. 'Bones' Bryce, from the original Star Trek Pilot in the same year).

              Thank you very much. I'll post if I manage to find a copy.[/QUOTE]



              Glad to be of help.

              While confirming my original choice came across another film that had a disturbingly similar echo which turned out to for a very good reason:

              [B]Journey to the Center of Time (1967)[/B] [USA]
              aka [B]Time Warp[/B]

              [url]https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061850/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3[/url]

              [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_Center_of_Time[/url]

              Quoting from IMDb (abridged summary): "Gruff, hard-nosed new boss Stanton takes over a scientific research company...Scientists...very close to a breakthrough in time travel...push their equipment past its safe operating limit...travel into the far future and distant past...unaware that a surprise awaits them as they struggle to return to the present. —Doug Sederberg <[email protected]>"

              And for a most peculiar twist one needs to go no further then again quoting from the IMDb - this time under the "User Reviews" heading:

              "Why it's similar to 1964's The Time Travelers
              by dan-1315

              As I understand it, Ib Melchior and Dave Hewitt had a falling out over 1964's The Time Travelers. Both are credited with coming up with the story, but Hewitt left the production and Melchior wrote the screenplay and directed this little sci-fi B-film classic himself. Hewitt wrote his own version of the movie and later directed it as 1967's Journey to the Center of Time, making just a slightly different version. I can't remember ever seeing what is essentially a remake arrive just three years after the first movie's release. But then again, both films were grist for drive-ins where few people probably noticed the similarities. These movies had me scratching my head wondering if I had seen it before on TV where, after repeated viewings, I was able to make the connection between the two films."


              Failing to find a simple contempory trailer resulted in this video:

              "Dark Corners - Journey to the Center of Time: Review"

              [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19yyOQdjgQM[/url]

              Maybe the thought was to ride on the coattails of the big budget Irwin Allen produced "The Time Tunnel" tv series - which itself only unfortunately lasted for a single season from 1966 to 1967 ([url]https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060036/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1)?[/url]

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              • #8
                Here it/they are:

                [ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","data-attachmentid":76765}[/ATTACH][ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","data-attachmentid":76766}[/ATTACH]
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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=lazarus6;n76742]Quoting from [U][I]Rider67[/I][/U]'s earlier post (#3 page 1)





                  Glad to be of help.

                  While confirming my original choice came across another film that had a disturbingly similar echo which turned out to for a very good reason:

                  [B]Journey to the Center of Time (1967)[/B] [USA]
                  aka [B]Time Warp[/B]

                  [URL]https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061850/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3[/URL]

                  [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_Center_of_Time"]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journe...Center_of_Time[/URL]

                  Quoting from IMDb (abridged summary): "Gruff, hard-nosed new boss Stanton takes over a scientific research company...Scientists...very close to a breakthrough in time travel...push their equipment past its safe operating limit...travel into the far future and distant past...unaware that a surprise awaits them as they struggle to return to the present. —Doug Sederberg <[email protected]>"

                  And for a most peculiar twist one needs to go no further then again quoting from the IMDb - this time under the "User Reviews" heading:

                  "Why it's similar to 1964's The Time Travelers
                  by dan-1315

                  As I understand it, Ib Melchior and Dave Hewitt had a falling out over 1964's The Time Travelers. Both are credited with coming up with the story, but Hewitt left the production and Melchior wrote the screenplay and directed this little sci-fi B-film classic himself. Hewitt wrote his own version of the movie and later directed it as 1967's Journey to the Center of Time, making just a slightly different version. I can't remember ever seeing what is essentially a remake arrive just three years after the first movie's release. But then again, both films were grist for drive-ins where few people probably noticed the similarities. These movies had me scratching my head wondering if I had seen it before on TV where, after repeated viewings, I was able to make the connection between the two films."

                  Failing to find a simple contempory trailer resulted in this video:

                  "Dark Corners - Journey to the Center of Time: Review"

                  [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19yyOQdjgQM[/URL]

                  Maybe the thought was to ride on the coattails of the big budget Irwin Allen produced "The Time Tunnel" tv series - which itself only unfortunately lasted for a single season from 1966 to 1967 ([URL="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060036/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1)?"]https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060036...ref_=nv_sr_1)?[/URL][/QUOTE]

                  thanks for this video
                  Last edited by rossi; 16th September 2019, 10:36 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Ah, I'm pretty sure I remember this one.

                    Are they in a room (lab?) with a window in front and they see themselves in the future? Really enjoyed it! :rolleyes:

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