Here's a brief look at the documentary

A few behind the scenes photos HERE

 

Introducing Rob Niosi. Rob began a three month project to build a replica of the Time Machine from the 1960 George Pal film, thirteen years latter..


Seeing The Time Machine in 1960 "got me interested in film making"

Rob's home in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

Robs' home was designed by Modernist architect Wallace K. Harrison and built in 1939. it's a fieldstone and stucco house with steel I-beams and 16-inch-thick walls. Harrison also designed a few other private homes, including three for the Rockefeller family.

Harrison is best known for the design and planning on large public projects in New York City, including Rockefeller Center, the United Nations, Lincoln Center and the 1939 World's Fair.


Some secrets reveled.

Introducing Dr. Ronald Mallett, Professor of theoretical Physics at the University of Connecticut. After his father died at the age of 33, Ron Mallett dedicated his life to finding a way to go back in time and warn his father in order to prevent his death.

The Illustrated Comics edition of The Time Machine inspired Ron Malett at the age of
10 to begin studies in physics.

The words of inspiration.

Light can affect gravity. Gravity can affect time, that means that light can affect time.
The break through I needed.

Rob in his early career of stop motion animation, comparing the
technique to time travel.


If I said I was working on a time machine that might have cut my career short.

Off to Hollywood, California


Rob and I meeting at Makeup and Effects Labs in North Hollywood, Ca

One of the projects I worked on for Star Trek: Next Generation

Some of my models at home

Yours truly, Don Coleman

My second Time Machine and Dug the Morlock

Turning on Dug's eyes.


M
annequin of actor Rod Taylor seated in the original Time Machine at the
home of collector/ archivist Bob Burns


Rob meeting Bob

Bob Burns answering questions from Rob

Bob Burns with the original armature of King Kong.

More explanations.

Rob photographing the original Time Machine for reference.

Time travel to the future is not science fiction, it's science fact.

If I can do it, what will happen if I do?


Changing the past is something that is very, very tricky.


Real science takes time. This is not something I could put together in my garage.

I wanted my Time Machine to be a burden on my family for generations to come.

We are the sum of our experiences and if you start changing them you're going to be changing who you are as well.

Believe it or not, I'm your son from the future and I've come
here to try and save your life.

 

 

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