|Hidden Gov't Farm design|
Visibly, the concept for the technology the time facility used was based on the research of Nikola Tesla, supposing the US Government made a secret deal with Tesla after the world adopted Edison's theory for the transmission of electricity. My feeling was, the very existence of a time machine validated an parallel universe. 98% of the world in "Time Turkeys" would be recognizable, the rest would be an altered reality.
These are very rough thumbnail sketches for the Time Machine launch platform. The shrinking scale of the facility can be seen in the following designs.
The playfulness of the initial styling was lost in favor of a more realistic direction.
|Design inspired by a Pizza Oven and the Hadron Collider|
|Design inspired by WW2 Airplane Engine and Astrolabe|
The vehicles the Government uses in the Time Facility would reflect Tesla's influence and evolution. Helicopter blades are replaced by rotating tentacles of electricity that alter the polarity of a vehicle in relation to the magnetic pull of the Earth.
|Small "Tesla Copter"|
|Large "Tesla Copter"|
The HazMat workers wear electro magnetic boots because of the weightless environment the Time Machine creates during launch. The design possibilities were countless. They carry "grounding forks" to eliminate the risk of electrical shock and can also use them as "cattle prods" (eliminating any risk of notes from the producers or production company for using guns).
|HazMat Worker (Design by CS)|
|Electro Hazard Suit Designs|
|HazMat Worker Designs (ver 48) Design - AB|
|Almost Final Design - AB|
|Still Not Final|
|HazMat Worker (Detail) Paint over CG Model by Yashar Kassai|
As with most of the other designs, these concepts were lost to the editing process early on. The script would be revised again.