Ep. 06-07: The Time Machine (1960) & Mysterious Island (1961)

From the book by H.G. Wells, a scientist and builds a time machine and uses it to explore the distant future where there are two races, a mild gentle race, and a cannibalistic one living underground. His machine is stolen by the underground race and he must risk being captured (and eaten) to return to his own time.

In this sequel to Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Union POWs escape a Confederate camp via a hot-air balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers and devise a way to return home. agues Under the Sea’.

DOUBLE FEATURE! And who better than to pair together than classic sci-fi writers H. G. Wells and Jules Verne? Though The Time Machine (1960) may fare better to the test of time than Mysterious Island (1961), both films are super fun dives into some classic nostalgic fare. Join us as we discuss what made these films endearing to us now and then, including directors, screenplays, casts, and special effects. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys cracks open classic tomes of literature, to see what marvelous adventures await.  



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