The Day Time Ended
|The Day Time Ended|
|Directed by||John Cardos|
|Produced by||Charles Band|
|Written by||J. Larry Carroll|
|Narrated by||Jim Davis|
|Music by||Richard Band|
|Cinematography||John Arthur Morrill|
|Edited by||Ted Nicolaou|
|Distributed by||Compass International Pictures|
The film was originally titled Earth's Final Fury; this was changed to Vortex, which was considered more likely to sell tickets. The final title came for unknown reasons.
A small family relocates to the Sonoran Desert, to be closer to the grandparents of the family. Though there are news reports of a spectacular triple supernova, and the young granddaughter has seen a glowing alien construction behind the barn, the family is at ease until, one night, a UFO soars overhead and appears to land in the nearby hills. Apparently, the triple supernova has opened a rift in space and time. The family finds that their electrical appliances no longer function, and the youngest daughter of the family has a telepathic encounter with an extraterrestrial. The grandmother, too, sees one of these diminutive creatures beckoning to her, but it soon vanishes.
The grandfather, while trying to start the car, sees that a strange animal is approaching from the distance. The grandfather goes back inside and informs the family that something is coming; before long, a variety of horrific, alien monsters (all of these creatures being of a reptilian or amphibious nature) are proceeding to slaughter each other outside the house; some are trying to break in (after knocking) and kill the family. After a few moments, the UFO appears again and teleports the creatures to a different place. The family take this opportunity to escape to the barn, which is more easily defensible than the house. The family become separated from one another and each hides until sunrise, where they find that they have been launched thousands of years into the future. They meet up with the daughter, who had become separated from the family during one of the time-warp events. She knows, somehow, that everything is going to be fine now. After walking across the desert, they finally see a domed city in the distance, and decide to seek refuge there. The grandfather proclaims that there must be a purpose to all of this. The family walks off into the distance, having survived the day time ended.
The film was originally conceived by script writers Steve Neill, Paul Gentry, and Wayne Schmidt. The three offered a script for another project to producer Charles Band, who thought it was too expensive to make but offered to produce a science-fiction film if it was based in one or two locations.
This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (November 2014)
Mystery Science Theater 3000
- Meyers, Richard (March 1980). "The Past, Present, & Future Collide... The Day Time Ended". Famous Monsters of Filmland. No. 161. pp. 58–61.
- "To Avoid Fainting". Psychotronic Video. No. 26. 1997. p. 8.
- "1979 7th Saturn Awards". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 17, 2006.
- Evangelista, Chris (November 12, 2018). "'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Season 12 Trailer Unleashes 'Mac and Me' and More Awful Movies". SlashFilm. Retrieved November 12, 2018.