Series Seven TARDIS Interior

Series Seven TARDIS Console Room Design

Saddened by the loss of Amy and Rory, the Doctor hides away in the clouds above the Earth. He takes off his bow tie and changes the TARDIS interior desktop theme as they were constant reminders.

The Snowmen TARDIS Interior Changes

The TARDIS console itself returned to the look of earlier designs. It felt more computer based and less organic but still maintained a magical feeling. It was a straightforward six sided console with no large clunky panels separating the panels like the previous two designs.

A Technical and Darker TARDIS Interior

The new TARDIS aimed to be darker, moodier and more technical than before, along with a sense that the TARDIS could actually fly. The new look console room would be the third main one used by the Eleventh Doctor if we count fleeting appearances of the older version in The Eleventh Hour, The Doctor’s Wife and The End of Time.

TARDIS Structure

The TARDIS structure consisted of eighteen ribs supporting the room. Each rib swept from the floor to the roof suggesting an organic nature amongst all the high technology. Their colour was a cosmic blue, suggesting a unique Gallifreyan alloy. There were several staircases leading to different levels in the console room, the position of these were designed to give a confusing yet magical look.

The Rotating Time Rotor

The big differences in this console room design was the contra-rotating time rotor.The large circular features at the roof of the console room revolved suggesting that the TARDIS was computing the time co-ordinates and setting a course through time. Each ring of the rotor is divided into eighteen parts complimenting the eighteen ribs of the TARDIS structure. Each of the eighteen parts if finished in silver and contains a Gallifreyan symbol.

TARDIS Interior and Other Rooms

These are some of the different corridors and doorways used for linking rooms and other areas throughout the TARDIS.

Storage Room

Clara wonders into a general storage room, this is one of many we imagine. This room contains the Doctor’s cot and some of Amy’s models of the TARDIS.

The Eye of Harmony

In Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS the Eye of Harmony is shown, the eye had the appearance of a star that was inside the TARDIS. This appearance was a lot different to the Eye of Harmony shown in the 1996 TARDIS.

The TARDIS Engine Room

At the Centre of the TARDIS is the engine room. In Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS the engine explodes however the TARDIS places the room in a time stasis as a safety measure.

Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Under the TARDIS console leads to the Eye of Harmony and the TARDIS engine room. Other panels are just used for storage.

Other Rooms in the TARDIS

TARDIS Scanner

Attached to the console are two standalone screens. Another oval shaped screen is on one of the console panels.

Trenzalore and the 50th Anniversary

Designing a TARDIS

The TARDIS interior that would be used for Series 7 and the 50th Anniversary was designed by Doctor Who’s production designer Michael Pickwoad. The design was inspired by recent events and technology such as the Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest- energy atomic particle accelerator. One of the main objectives of the new TARDIS set was to make sure all areas were fully accessible.

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