Terror from the Year 5000 is a sci-fi film involving Time Travel with a twist. Dr. Earling and his rich assistant/benefactor, Victor, have developed a time machine of sorts. Said time machine, after a test, materializes a curio statue. Earling is quite excited and sends letters to museum curator Bob Hedges, but once there's no reply, his daughter, Claire, tries sending the statue followed by a telegram.The statue turns out to be radioactive, encouraging Hedges to fly down to Florida and check out what's going on. Earling and Hedges agree that they need to find more information, but Victor is too impatient and decides to gun the machine up to 11. He succeeds in bringing something living back and a bunch of mayhem is caused before all is made well.For the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, please go to the episode recap page.
Terror from the Year 5000 contains examples of these tropes: