Some time ago I had a big brainstorming session for card ideas for the Noo Spinoolean Tarot oracle card project. I made a stream-of-consciousness list of about 275 names from which to draw, one of which was "The Time Machine."
Instead of something like the magnificent designs for George Pal's film or Simon Wells' horrible remake (the adaptation was terrible, but the production values and design of the movie were beautiful, in particular the titular prop), I wanted the machine to be gigantic with a visible but unexplainable apparatus.
And lightning. Lots of lightning.