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Cost of each of the TARDIS interior sets

Started by Vale, Mar 15, 2021, 08:01 pm

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alextheyellowthing

Quote from: redfern on Mar 19, 2021, 01:19 pmI was intrigued by the general aesthetic of Whittaker's control room, but the "interface" components of the console itself just doesn't "mesh with the rest of the crystalline tech.  It's like a layer of "steampunk" was haphazardly slapped onto the rest.

Does anybody remember the 1980 science series "Cosmos" hosted by Carl Sagan?  Between recording at real locations, Sagan was often depicted piloting a "spaceship of the imagination".  The control station was shaped like a desk sized "chevron".  the surface was a "smoked" translucent material beneath which "crystals" flickered randomly as Carl casually "danced" his fingers as though playing a keyboard.  That's what I thought we'd get before we saw Whittaker's console in greater detail.  Something like that would have "blended" better with the rest of the interior.

Of course, a motif like that eliminates the "tactile" aspect of pushing buttons, flicking switch and pulling levers, but I think an actor could present some dramatic flair if treating the set piece like some grand pipe organ.  It would also drive home the notion this is truly "alien" technology beyond human comprehension.

Just the jumble of pipeworks just didn't (doesn't) gel with the rest of the set, at least for me.

Sincerely,

Bill

There is à bad tv set feeling to this interior, the cristal just sits there. There are positive stuff i like about this console, like the little spining tardis, or the full boxed entrance, but it's my list favourit from à mile. But i would see why some people would like it and i can't dénie the work that as been put into the ambiance and générale build quality. It really shows and in some way it works, it's just not how i envisioned the tardis.

Also, it lacks that élément of personnalisation introduced in the tv movie until the pickwoad's console. I feel it's à down grade, but in a sens, i think it's a side effect of where the series is heading and on wich i don't see my self much,outside of quality issues and stuff.

Vale

Quote from: russellsuthern on Mar 18, 2021, 05:44 pmThe Toyota console room is the name they gave to the Capaldi interior...
Not sure why...
I assumed it was because it had sleek, clean lines like a Toyota car?

It originates from "The Essential Doctor Who - The TARDIS" DWM special issue, where Michael Pickwoad specifically describes the then-new console as "like a Toyota [car interior] - soft but hard, very technical". My own personal preference would have been for a more generic term - Neon, for example, or Industrial - but it's stuck and it's what we have.

Incidentally, are we all agreed that the 13th Doctor set is the "Crystal" interior? It seems the most appropriate adjective I can think of, but I have seen it described as the "Geothermal" interior, which is quite evocative if not entirely accurate.

scotland yard

Quote from: Vale on Mar 20, 2021, 06:01 pmIt originates from "The Essential Doctor Who - The TARDIS" DWM special issue, where Michael Pickwoad specifically describes the then-new console as "like a Toyota [car interior] - soft but hard, very technical".
Ah OK, then that clears it!

QuoteIncidentally, are we all agreed that the 13th Doctor set is the "Crystal" interior? It seems the most appropriate adjective I can think of, but I have seen it described as the "Geothermal" interior, which is quite evocative if not entirely accurate.

Why not both? We call console room sets by many names. Take Tom Baker's (3rd) console room, also known as the late 70s console room, or the K-9 console room, or the... you get the jest. We give stuff a lot of names. The only proper name set in stone is the name of the designer - so in this case it would be Arwel Wyn-Jones' console room. When we call them anything else, almost anything goes too*, so let's not pick which adjective works, because they both work very well to describe the console.

*Within reason obviously, let's not start calling console rooms by something completely unrelated to what they look like; so say, "Atom Heart Mother console room" would be a poor name for the 13th Doctor's console room.
Oh my giddy aunt!!

russellsuthern

I always just assumed it was:

Coral
Copper
Toyota
Crystal.

(spot the odd one out!!)


Regards,


Russell



warmcanofcoke

Mar 21, 2021, 06:40 pm #19 Last Edit: Mar 21, 2021, 10:03 pm by warmcanofcoke
Quote from: russellsuthern on Mar 21, 2021, 01:34 pmI always just assumed it was:

Coral
Copper
Toyota
Crystal.

(spot the odd one out!!)


Regards,


Russell




Instead of "Toyota" I would have said carousel.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

russellsuthern


Vale

So given the brand new set it seems like a good time to pull this thread out of mothballs - any ideas on how much that one cost? 🤑

Volpone

Quote from: Vale on Dec 10, 2023, 01:19 amSo given the brand new set it seems like a good time to pull this thread out of mothballs - any ideas on how much that one cost? 🤑
I dunno, but if anyone producing the show around the Pertwee era (where I'm sure they marooned The Doctor on Earth because the TARDIS interior was too badly in disrepair to show--and there was no money to fix it) is still alive and watching, they've got to be having kittens. 

You just gotta like the ethic from 1963 to...1981 or so:  "Crap, we broke something on this wall panel."  "It's OK, we'll just take it out and bring everything a little closer together." 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.