The Time Guardian


by Tuna

The Time Guardian (1987) is an Australian sci-fi romance.

It is the distant future. A time-traveling city contains all that is left of the human race, but the enemies of humanity can also travel through time. Time Guardian and Carrie Fisher are sent ahead to present day Australia and prepare a landing site for the city. Fisher is wounded rather quickly, and is quickly forgotten. The real female lead emerges as geologist Nikki Coghill, who also provides the love interest, and acts as the perfect assistant to the Timemeister, who must battle stupid local cops as well as the cyborg enemies, while constructing a stone support for one leg of the city, which he sort of blew up in the opening scene.

It is pretty standard fare with the expected happy ending. The sci-fi element of the film is weaker than it should be because the special effects, which occur mostly in the first few minutes of the film, are ... er ... nothing special.  The project's strengths are the photography of the spectacularly rugged Aussie outback and Nikki Coghill, who is irresistible, so the film works best when when the sci-fi is kept in the background and the enemies aren't on the screen.



Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


D as sci-fi, but C- as a fairly cute romance, if that's your bag, baby.


  • Nikki Coghill shows her breasts in a long shot as she wades into a water hole.


No major reviews on line. Some genre sites have reviewed it and are linked from IMDb



It bombed. With a budget of eight million Aussie dollars, it grossed only about a hundred thousand.



3.7 IMDB summary (of 10)

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