- In “1977 2000”, a second-season episode of Get a Life, Chris Peterson investigates ways he could time travel. He is seen having a DeLorean time machine in his driveway, but decides not to use it because the turn signal is broken.
The time machine went through several variations during production of the first film, “Back to the Future”. In the first draft of the screenplay, the time machine was a laser device that was housed in a room. At the end of the first draft the device was attached to a refrigerator and taken to an atomic bomb test site.
The DeLorean time machine is a fictional automobile-based time travel device featured in the Back to the Future franchise. In the feature film series, Dr. Emmett Brown builds a time machine based on a DeLorean DMC-12 car, to gain insights into history and the future. Instead, he ends up using it to travel over 130 years of Hill Valley history (from 1885 to 2015) with Marty McFly to change the past for the better and to undo the negative effects of time travel. One of the cars used in filming is on display at Universal Studios Hollywood.