Trivia / Time Chasers

  • Development Hell: Due to the budget issues discussed below it was filmed in the summer of 1990 but not released until 1994.
  • No Budget: The film was made for only $150,000 and heavily relied on as many favors and freebies as David Giancola could acquire. For example, J.K.'s office exterior was actually a radio station, and the interior that of the Rutland Opera House (not a library despite the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version joking about it) that allowed them use of the studio for free so long as they left everything exactly as they found it.
    • The "dilapidated future" setting was actually the old Howe Scales factory, which at the time was being renovated into the Howe Center, a large industrial park. It helps that David Giancola's parents were the ones redeveloping the property. In fact, the Giancola family owns several businesses in Rutland, no doubt helping David during production.
  • Old Shame: Averted. The cast and crew are still proud of the film. In fact, David Giancola is working with RiffTrax to transfer the original film to widescreen high definition format for a new live RiffTrax of the film.
    • Much of the cast got together to watch it when it premiered on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Nearly 20 years later they got back together to watch it live in Nashville for RiffTrax.
  • Working Title: The filmed was originally titled Tangents during shooting. The word is mentioned during several lines of dialogue.