Fellow Svengoolie SvenPals everywhere will be jumping for joy for his upcoming big broadcast premiere of a cult classic sci-fi/monster masterpiece.
Original 1982 New World Pictures (Roger Corman) theatrical release trailer for Tom Kennedy’s* “Time Walker.” Sidebar: As of this writing, the Shout! Factory/Scream Factory Blu-Ray edition of “Time Walker” (1982) is out of print, since only 1,000 copies were produced. –C.H.
The 1982 cult classic sci-fi/monster masterpiece production of “Time Walker” was directed by veteran editor-turned director Tom Kennedy*. During his brief film and television career, Kennedy previously worked as an editor for Theodore Gershuny’s cult classic horror-thriller masterpiece production for The Cannon Group with Patrick O’Neal; “Silent Night, Bloody Night” (1972). Kennedy also worked as an editor for the syndicated children’s television series, “The Big Blue Marble” (1974-77) and for Marty Stouffer’s classic wildlife-nature documentary masterpiece hosted by Henry Fonda and narrated by Will Geer of “The Waltons” fame, “The Man Who Loved Bears” (1979), which was produced three years before Stouffer’s long-running critically-acclaimed nature/wildlife masterpiece series for Public Television, “Wild America” (1982-2005).
Tom Kennedy’s* “Time Walker” (1982) was produced by veteran producer Dimitri Villard, along with Robert A. Shaheen and actor-screenwriter-producer Jason Williams. Villard later served as producer on Randal Kleiser’s modern classic Disney live-action comedy/sci-fi/fantasy masterpiece with Joey Cramer, the vocal stylings of Paul Reubens (of “Pee-Wee Herman” fame), Veronica Cartwright, Howard Hesseman (of “WKRP in Cincinnati” fame), Sarah Jessica Parker and Cliff De Young; “Flight of the Navigator” (1986).
The original story concept for Kennedy’s cult classic sci-fi/monster masterpiece production of “Time Walker” (1982) was written by veteran screenwriter-producer Tom Friedman and actor-screenwriter-producer Jason Williams. Veteran screenwriter Karen Levitt co-wrote the original screenplay for “Time Walker” with Friedman, which Friedman and Williams’ original story idea. Friedman, Levitt and Williams later wrote the screenplay for the first two features in the “Danger Zone” action film trilogy series, Henry Vernon’s “The Danger Zone” (1987) and Geoffrey G. Bowers “Danger Zone II: Reaper’s Revenge” (1989); Williams appeared in the role of Wade Olsen in all three “Danger Zone” features.
“Time Walker” (1982) was released through veteran director/producer/distributor Roger Corman’s independent distribution firm, New World Pictures; according to the American Film Institute’s database entry on Tom Kennedy’s* 1982 cult classic sci-fi/monster/fantasy masterpiece production. Corman launched New World Pictures in 1970, according to Susan King’s 1995 Los Angeles Times retrospective article on the veteran director/producer/distributor. Alongside his earlier feature film successes for Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson’s American-International Pictures, some of Corman’s best-known classic mammoth New World classic masterpiece features that he distributed include Paul Bartel’s “Death Race 2000” (1975, with David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, young Sylvester Stallone and legendary Los Angeles radio disc jockey “The Real” Don Steele), one of Ron Howard (of “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Happy Days” fame)’s early directorial features, “Grand Theft Auto” (1977, with Howard, Nancy Morgan, Marion Ross of “Happy Days” fame, Clint Howard and “The Real” Don Steele) and Allan Arkush and Joe Dante’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” (1979, with legendary rock group The Ramones; along with P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten and “The Real” Don Steele).
Who was in “Time Walker” (1982)?
The players who appeared in the Roger Corman/New World/Tom Kennedy* cult classic sci-fi/horror masterpiece production of “Time Walker” (1982) were Ben Murphy (as Prof. Douglas McCadden), Nina Axelrod (as Susie Fuller), Shari Belafonte (as Linda Flores, Shari Belafonte received screen credit under the name of Shari Belafonte-Harper), young Don LaFontaine (as a reporter), Kevin Brophy (as Peter Sharpe), Austin Stoker (as Dr. Ken Melrose), Robert “Bob” Random (as Jack Parker), James Karen (as Dr. Wendell J. Rossmore), Sam Chew Jr. (as Dr. Bruce Serrano), Gerard Prendergast (as Greg Hauser), Antoinette Bower (as Dr. Hayworth), Darwin Joston (as Lt. Plummer), Greta Blackburn (as Sherri), John Lavachielli (as Bill Vogler), Clint Young (as Capt. Willoughby), Gary Dubin (as Michael Goldstein), Greta Stapf (as Ellen Winters), a cameo on-screen appearance by Dimitri Villard (as a reporter) and Ken Gibbel (as Courtney).