DNA of Dune, jurassic park, and Felix the cat everything fit into the timeless aesthetic of the Time Variance Authority, the heavenly law enforcement organization in Loki, the latest Marvel Studios show to be released on Disney Plus.
This is according to Kate Herron, the director of the series. “I wanted the series to be like a big love letter to science fiction,” she told Gameserver via Zoom.
Many viewers immediately noticed the brutalist architecture and dystopian vibes of Loki when it premiered on Disney Plus this week and linked it to Terry Gilliam’s Brazil – but for Herron, this was only the beginning. The design of the Time Variance Authority was complemented by a host of sci-fi inspirations, all from different eras. “The font on computers was inspired by Alien. The Gates of Time you see are inspired by Dune“, Herren debited articles. Miss Minutes? Lokiown Mister DNA of jurassic park.
“I thought it would be fun to have this mix of Brutalist architecture and Midwestern architecture,” she said. “With Midwest you have this really heroic and chic vibe because TVA is very heroic, but the brutalist architecture is – they work for the timekeepers who are those kind of divine watchers at the timeline. So it was for me a very good marriage of styles.
Its other goal was to give a time-traveling bureaucracy a timeless feel.
“I worked in a lot of offices as a temp before I was a filmmaker, and I remember computers were just old, they were archaic. And I was like, “How does it still work in an office?” But they’d say, ‘Look, this ain’t broke. We are therefore not replacing it. It sparked something in my head, and when I presented to the studio, I was like, “I think that would be cool to have – we saw in science fiction, in the golden age. comics – retro-futuristic technology. ‘ But I just thought it would be fun; the idea that these people at the top of the tree, maybe their tech isn’t super futuristic, maybe it’s more in the world of Brazil, and it’s those older computers.
« Kasra [Farahani] and our conception of production, ”she continued,“[worked so that] you cannot place these places in time.
After all, if the Time Variance Authority is in control all the time, why would their offices date from the same era?