We once had this much faith in governments?
That we could suspend our disbelief that they could create a time tunnel?
Yes, I think back in 1966 Americans really could, as not long after they put a man on the Moon.
Now, if you could get a series like TT off the ground, with a similar premise, no one would believe that governments would be competent enough to create a project of this size. Conservatives would say that only a private corporation would have the skills to create such a machine and liberals would say the big businesses would be ripping of the government that they be short-changed with such low quality materials!