Your machine is about space aliens building the pyramids!
The movie Stargate is an offshoot of some of the theories in the book
Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Daniken.
On the "Ultimate Edition" DVD of Stargate, there's even a little 10
minute feature called "Is There A Stargate"
presenting a sampling of his evidence concerning the influence of space
aliens on ancient man.
Regardless of how you feel about this, it definetely adds some "cool
points" to this machine.
There's plenty of other material covering both sides of this debate, so
here are some links that may be of interest.
Mystery Park - von Daniken's
new theme park in Switzerland
The World of Mysteries
of Erich von Däniken - I believe this is his official
And a couple of anti-links..
Unnatural Museum -
article arguing against ancient astronauts
- Daniken - Science Or Charlatanism?