The Time Machine

In 1899 London, George (Rod Taylor), an idealistic scientist, arrives disheveled, surprising dinner friends with his story of time travel. Told in flash back, he presents a time machine model to his group a week prior. Afterward, his friend Filby (Allan Young) expresses concern, but George leaves 1899 & travels briefly to 1940 & 1966, seeing world war. In 802,701 AD, he realizes humanity has split into the very simple Eloi, above ground dwellers, & the cannibalistic, underground Morlocks. He rescues an Eloi named Weena (Yvette Mimieux), & teaches the pacifist Eloi to fight for themselves. George returns to 1899 with his story, but his friends don't believe him. He leaves again, but with 'three books '. Filby, not knowing when George will return, realizes his friend has ' all the time in the world '.

Factual error: When Philby and Alexander are talking about Albert Einstein, Alexander mentions that Einstein is a patent clerk. The beginning of this movie takes place in the year 1899. Einstein was still in school and didn't become a patent clerk until 1902.

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Uber-Morlock: You built your time machine because of Emma's death. If she had lived, it would never have existed. So how could you use your machine to go back to save her?

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Trivia: The director of the movie, Simon Wells, is the great grandson of H.G. Wells.

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Question: How is the hologram artificial intelligence system still operational and has power after 800,000 years?

Answer: We don't know what kind of power supply the AI system is running upon, but it's possible it's a system that works on some unlimited energy source that doesn't need fuel or uses very little energy.

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Answer: It's a plot hole. Just as, in the original 1960 George Pal movie, the Eloi are still human and speaking 20th Century English. After 802,000 years, all artifacts and traces of our modern civilization will be long, long, long vanished (excepted perhaps for a handful of fossilized bones). Additionally, after such a long time, the human species will probably be long extinct.

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