Ib Melchior on

The Time Travelers

Released 1964
Distributor AIP

In his only TFH commentary, the late Ib Melchior shares some backstage info on the making of this lesser-known but diverting sci fi fantasy that sports one of the most cleverly edited climaxes in the genre. That’s Forry Ackerman, editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland, as one of the technicians transforming a circle into a square.

The Time Travelers can be seen online in its entirety here.

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About Ib Melchior

Danish-born writer-director Ib Melchior was the writer of some 12 feature films, many of them science-fiction, to his credit. On the tv side he directed over 500 shows and was the creator of Space Family Robinson, the progenitor of Lost in Space, as well as contributing scripts to such programs as Men Into Space and The Outer Limits. He authored several acclaimed novels, many of them based on his exploits as Counter Intelligence Corps agent in WW II. He died in 2015 at the age of 97.

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