The Time Travellers

Film, Science fiction

Time Out says

In spite of some feeble romantic comedy (notably in the android factory sequence) and an occasionally trite musical score, this is an accomplished and enjoyable sci-fi film which contains more ideas than many movies made on far higher budgets. It's about a team of scientists who construct a mirror to the future. The mirror becomes a door, and they get stranded on the wrong side. The middle part has some relatively standard sub-Wellsian plot material involving two future civilisations; but the ending, in which they get caught in a time-trap, is utterly amazing and completely original; it even compares favourably to the trip sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The cameraman, incidentally, was Vilmos Zsigmond.

By: DP


Release details

84 mins

Cast and crew

Ib Melchior
Ib Melchior
Preston Foster
Philip Carey
Merry Anders
John Hoyt
Steve Franken
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