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Started by Vale, Mar 15, 2021, 08:01 pm
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
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?
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".
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.
Quote from: russellsuthern on Mar 21, 2021, 01:34 pmI always just assumed it was:CoralCopperToyotaCrystal.(spot the odd one out!!)Regards,Russell