Time Walker (1982)

I watched the 1982 New World Pictures science fiction/horror movie “Time Walker” on Svengoolie. It was as known as “Being from Another Planet and was featured on Mystery Science Theater episode 405 July, 4 1992. The movie was produced by Dimitri Villard (Once Bitten, Flight of the Navigator) and Jason Williams – also writer credit (was Flesh Gordon in Flesh Gordon). A secret chamber is located in King Tutankhamun’s tomb where a strange sarcophagus is found. It is brought back to the California University of the Sciences where it opened.

There is a strange green powder on the mummy and when X-rayed , the machine is accidently set to maximum, exposing the body to incredibly high radiation. The student, examining the X-rays, notices some weird round objects in the sarcophagus which he steals.

A press conference follows and when the mummy is presented to the eager press the mummy is gone. The movie stars Ben Murphy (Kid Curry in Alias Smith and Jones, other TV episodes of Gemini Man, Fantasy Island, The Mod Squad, The Twilight Zone, JAG),

Nina Axelrod (Roller Boogie, Motel Hell, Critter 3, TV episodes of CHIPs, Charlie’s Angels), Kevin Brophy (The Seduction, Hell Night, The Long Riders, TV episodes of Just the Ten of Us, Growing Pains, The Love Boat, M*A*S*H, The Hardy Boys Mysteries, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine),

James Karen (Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster, All the President’s Men, Capricorn One, The China Syndrome, Poltergeist, The Return of the Living Dead, Invaders from Mars, Wall Street, Return of the Living Dead Part II, Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love,

Congo, Piranha, Apt Pupil, Superman Returns), Austin Stoker (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Horror High, Airport 1975, Victory at Entebb, 3 From Hell, Darwin Joston (Rattlers, Assault on Precinct 13, Eraserhead, The Fog),

Antoinette Bower (Superbeast, Prom Night, The Evil That Men Do, TV episodes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Star Trek, The Invaders, Mission: Impossible, Hogan’s Heroes, Mannix, Get Smart, Columbo, The Six Million Dollar Man),

Sam Chew Jr. (Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Rattlers, Midway, TV episodes of The Bionic Woman, The Incredible Hulk, Operation Petticoat) and

Shari Belafonte (Daughter of Harry, Speed Zone, Fire, Ice and Dynamite, TV episodes of Babylon 5: Thirdspace, Nip/Tuck). The visual director is Steve Caldwell (Escape From New York, Forbidden World, Shanghai Knights, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Chronicles of Riddick). I liked the movie, thought it was a good story. Obviously filmed on a budget, I’ll give it 2.5 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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