A Steampunk Celebration with The Time Machine (1960) and Frenchy and The Punk!
On New Year’s Eve, 1899, scientist H.George Wells (Rod Taylor) invites five of his best friends to dinner. After a discussion of the reality of a `Fourth Dimension, George gives them a demonstration of a model of a `Time Machine,’ he has built, a miniature prototype of the machine he hoped would take him some day into the future. A week later, at George’s instructions his friends are gathered again at his house; but George is late. When he finally shows up, he is disheveled, disoriented and hungry– and has a story that is beyond belief. George tells his friends that he did not find the Utopian society he so wished had developed. He mentions specifically a civilization several thousand years into the future which consists of the subterranean morlocks and the surface dwelling eloi, who on first glance lead a carefree life. Despite all these issues, love can still bloom over the spread of millennia. Directed by special effects maestro, George Pal.