So, think about this.  Harry Houdini and Bess believed their souls could cross the boundaries of time and space.What would it be like if our bodies could travel, too. Pretty amazing, even dangerous. There was one man who imagined exactly that.  By listening to his own heart, he became one of the founding father's of science fiction. Problem is, he's been so busy, he doesn't get out much. So, by special arrangement with EFX, I've managed to put together a very unusual tour for you. Come with me in the extraordinary world of one of the great writers of the 19th century - Mr. HG Wells.

Hmmm, hmmmmm.  Oh, welcome to my humble laboratory. I, uh, hope you didn't have any trouble finding it. I wish I could have greeted you in person. I've been tied up with work lately, trapped you might say, with no escape, until recently...uh, very recently. Don't misunderstand me, I'm glad you came particularly right now because I'm just about to test my latest, and if I  say so myself  most ingenious invention....**

The Time Machine. This maiden voyage promises to be spectacular, so you should definitely come along. And we'll manage to make the most of it and take the scenic route, so if you'll reach in front of you and get  your special time traveling glasses, you can enjoy the ride to the maximum.  If you don't put them on, then I guess you're just going to have to wonder  the rest of your life what the person beside you saw that you didn't....kind of like watching a French Film.... Count down with me.
Five, four, three, two, one, let's go! You wanna fly with Angels, you wanna sail through time.....

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**Rick is replaced in this scene by a cast member, affectingly nicknamed by fans "Fake Rick", usually played by EFX Dancer John Bentley.


River in Time