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|Directed by||Chris Tallman|
|Theme music composer||Allen Simpson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||5 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Channel 101|
|Original release||June 30, 2003 –|
March 29, 2004
Time Belt is a science fiction/comedy series created by Chris Tallman that ran from 2003–2004 on Channel 101. The series followed the adventures of Dr. Bloom, a nerdy scientist who, after his girlfriend is killed in a lunar shuttle explosion, creates a belt that allows the wearer to travel through time. With intentionally poor production values, the series served as one of Channel 101's many homages to low-budget science fiction films.
Each episode is presented in short form (typically four to six minutes), and usually starts and ends with Dr. Bloom entering and leaving a certain point in time and space. Towards the dramatic conclusion of each episode, Bloom responds to the situation with his catchphrase, "Fuck… that." Most sequences used in the credits, such as the ones depicting Bloom fighting Merlin and carrying Jesus from the cross, are not used in the actual show.
One of Channel 101's flagship series, it was created by producer/director/star Chris Tallman with the help of comic book writer and Channel 101 executive producer Rob Schrab. With low-budget techniques like toy dinosaurs and sound effects recorded from a microwave, they put together a pilot that was accepted by Channel 101. From there, Tallman and the crew created seven more episodes, ending in a dramatic conclusion that ties together the plot in the series finale.
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