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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A Description Of The New TARDIS Interior? Doctor Who


This was just posted on the Digital Spy forums. Obviously take with a pinch of salt but it does sound believable and the person who saw the set has said he managed to get some photos which will clinch things if they do appear. Scooty seems to think it is a possibility!

The set is on 2 levels, joined by a spiral staircase, but is not as big as I'd thought. It's apparently finished though sections of it seem to be missing at present. We saw the console room, a lab area, a sort of sitting room area, a fairly long section of corridor leading nowhere and numerous other little nooks and crannies. The console room reminds me of a new and shiny version of the old one, except the roundels are very simple and basic looking, simply spherical dents in the walls.

These new style roundels are featured throughout the whole set, though not on every wall. Back to the console room - mainly golds and silvers and the coral theme has been replaced with a smooth marble like finish. Also the room is not circular, it's a kind of hexagon-joined-to-a-square shape, the hexagon bit containing the console, which to me looked like the same console they've used throughout the series except with new buttons and blinky lights, though apparently it's entirely new. Your beloved hatstand was still there but no sign of the interior doors, also there was no ceiling to the set - could be that these bits are meant to be there but were missing from the set for some reason I suppose.

Apparently the whole set has been designed in a modular way, so things can be moved and double as other parts of the ship. The roundels are different colours in each area, gold for the console room, silver/grey/blue in the lab, brown in the sitting room. The roundels can be removed/swapped out or even turned around completely to be convex rather than concave, in order to become a different area.

What do you think? BTW the picture is just a stock BBC one and NOT of the new TARDIS interior!
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10 comments :

Deano858 said...

Sounds cool but i'm not going to take it as fact until some photos surface.

FanaticalWhovian said...

Same here. sounds kewl but i know i will miss the coral design, to bad we never got to see the corridors of that.

Otherson said...

Yeah, my biggest regret is that in the new series the Tardis just seems to be one room. We got the wardrobe, but that was it! The scenes in the old series of numerous corridors and rooms always appealed to me. Hopefully there is something of truth in this report!

Sylar said...

the spiral staircase sounds epic, i hope this is true!

Deka Black said...

sounds cool. And i agree with Otherson. Will be nice see more of the TARDIS rooms. And.. reminds me of the 8ยบ Doctor TARDIS.

Combom said...

we need to read the sun over the next couple of days and see if this gets printed :)

CrazyBoutBillie said...

I love the TARDIS as it is!
I know its suppose to be a new era of Who, but we have a new Doctor, companion, a new Tardis outside, and now the inside of the tardis has changed! :(
Although it could just be me not wanting to move on... :)

Choking Horror said...

The TARDIS has been criminally underused in recent years. Frankly, I want to see the return of a season one console room, all gleaming white and powerful!

coconaut said...

Sounds great. I never though the coral TARDIS was particularly liveable or nice to look at. A bit more bachelor pad now?

TheHairofTime said...

sounds cool. i hope it is like that, cos in the new series we barely ever see the rest of the TARDIS, unlike the old series. like the in the invasion of time.