As a Low-to-No-Budget enterprise we've had to turn our hands to a bit of creative enterprise, as well as fabbing our own Boom Mic stick there are one or two Props that we've had to make ourselves.
We wanted to have a few odds-&-ends here and there that would be unique to the series, so we had to roll our sleeves up. Above you see the first of 'em - the 'HAiL 2001' intercom system© (Made in Taipei). Below you can see how we got there.
As to why it looks like that? While we're sure everyone will get the reference, well, to find exactly why you'll just have to watch the series.
Keep 'em peeled, folks.
See you next time.