(George) Rod Taylor sets out
to explore the future in his invention - Destination 802,701 AD eight thousand
centuries ahead! Oscar winner THE TIME MACHINE based on the H.G. Wells
sci-fi classic (1959). George Pal will be most remembered for this film.
The fabulous Submarine rising
out of the sea approaching it's mother berth from ATLANTIS THE LOST CONTINENT
Key MGM Artwork from THE TIME
MACHINE picturing the time traveller George and the beautiful Eloi woman
he meets called Weena (played by newcomer Yvette Mimieux) as they fight
for their lives against the Morlocks in their underworld city below the
great stone sphinx.
WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (1952) Modern
day Noah's Ark spaceship blasts off its mile-long takeoff ramp just ahead
of the doomed Earth's collision with another planet named Bellus. On board
the last survivors of Earth are sent aloft to repopulate a distant world
called Zyra. Oscar winning special effects by Gordan Jennings. Based on
the novel by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie.
The dimensionally animated
"Jeweled Dragon" created by Wah Chang. "The Singing Bone"
fairy tale sequence from THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM - the
first story film produced for the widescreen Cinerama process (1962).
A sick spaceman is transported
by space taxi from the Earth Shuttle rocket to the Space Wheel in THE CONQUEST
OF SPACE (1955). Based on the book by Willy Ley and Chesley Bonestell. The
film's technical advisor was Werner Von Braun and was an influence to both
Gene Roddenberry and Stanley Kubrick.
The hulking Morlocks from below
ready to prey upon the Eloi - a race of childlike people. Morlocks designed
by make-up expert William Tuttle who later won the first 'Make-up' category
Oscar for George Pal's 7 FACES OF DR. LAO.
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. The Martian
war machines designed by Albert Nozaki move out of the pit and attack a
helpless U.S. Army who are completely annihilated. Note the martian machines
are protected by an invisible force field bubble. George Pal's classic based
on the H.G. Wells novel. Directed by Byron Haskin with Oscar winning special
effects by Gordan Jennings. The film is still as powerful today a half century
later as it was when it riveted audiences back in 1953. INDEPENDENCE DAY
is essentially an updating of this film.
Tony Randall in his tour de
force performance playing seven different characters in 7 FACES OF DR. LAO
(1964). Based on the book "The Circus of Dr. Lao" by Charles G.