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Is this the version with the 'modern' style machine?


I remember one time seeing on TV a "Time Machine" movie set in contemporary time. The machine builder worked in a modern laboratory (I think developing weapon technology for the government). He built a machine which had a solid triangular base, and another triangle for the back (where the clasic had a spinning wheel). It was not Victorian looking.

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Yup. This is that film....
Always thought it was kinda an interesting design...

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Okay, now Im confused, wasn't there a version in the 80s that featured a victorian looking time machine and the hunt for Jack the Ripper? I thought it was theatrical and not made for TV as well. I can't locate it on the IMDB, it may have had a slightly different name then the Time Machine but was definately based on the HG Wells story.

Anyone know what I am talking about? Thanks!

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I FOUND IT!

It was called Time After Time and the main character was HG Wells played by Malcolm McDowell. They however did not credit HG Wells as a writer so thats why I couldnt find it under his name.

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0080025/

Great flick btw.

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Thats a completely different film nothing to do with The Time Machine

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Thats a completely different film nothing to do with The Time Machine


Well obviously it's got something to do with it, it's HG Wells in a bloody time machine after all. It's a parody.

Anyway, I would have been 9 when I saw this TV version and the one and only thing I remember about it was that the time machine was shaped like a pyramid and made of shiny stainless steel. And the time traveller had a big mustache.

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No the movie this guy is talking about isnt this movie

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I know. He's talking about Time After Time, starring Malcolm McDowell. Not the TV movie version The Time Machine. We get it. You can move on now.

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Is this the version I remember seeing many years ago that the time machine itself spins around, not just the disk?

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I think that's a different movie. I remember a movie like that, something about a kid going back in time to try to save his grandpa. I don't think it's a version of the Wells story.

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Hi,one can never be too rich or have too many friends. There's also a time machine in "The Three Stooges Meet Hercules",that spins around to transport them back in time

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That was "The Blue Yonder" with Huckleberry Fox, Art Carney, and Peter Coyote as the grandfather.

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At one point in the 1960 version, the Timeship does spin on its axis and the pilot is thrown out.

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The time Machine spun in "Time After Time"

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Only in the novel "Time After Time" did the machine spin (very much so). In the film "Time After Time", it doesn't really; in the film it only turns a very little bit.

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