The Loop (TV)
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- Evil Is Cool: All of the sequel novels, and The Big Bang Theory, use the Morlocks and all but ignore the Eloi.
- First Installment Wins: There were sequels to the first book.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: One copy of the book from the 1970's advertises on the cover, "The Science Fiction Masterpiece That Predicted the Rise of the Flower Children!"
The 1960 Movie
- First Installment Wins: By far the better received and better known of the two adaptations.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Considering the familiar accent that Alan Young skillfully provided for his character, he sure gave it to more popular use many years later.
- Can you even guess what Rod Taylor's voiceover narration connected with a year later?
- Misaimed Fandom: Of course the Morlocks are evil and the Eloi are good!
- Ron the Death Eater: George. When he comes to the future, the Morlocks are rebuilding human society while the Eloi are dumb as bricks and barely sentient. And true, the Morlocks attacked him, but he invaded their home and looks edible to them.
- Special Effects Failure: Granted, it was 1960, but the nuking of London look painfully like a model. The early episodes of Doctor Who actually look better.
The 2002 Movie
- Designated Villain: The Morlocks. Evolution, 800,000 years of it, has placed them on the top of the food chain. Alexander is hardly in any position to say that their society is a perversion of nature. In fact, Alexander attacks the Ubër-Morlock first.
- Funny Background Event: In the 2030 library, one of the extras (a woman scolding her son) can be heard to say "...or so help me I'll resequence your genome!"
- Hype Backlash: Marketing for the film constantly remind us that Simon Wells is HG's great grandson. While Simon has proven himself to be a talented director, his work may be better suited to making Animated Feature Films.
- Misaimed Fandom: Of course the Morlocks are Magnificent Bastards and the Eloi are Idiot Heroes!
- Narm: "The Ubër-Morlock"? Really?
- Took the Bad Film Seriously: The Trope Namer, specifically Guy Pearce, at least according to Roger Ebert.
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