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Started by timefreak, Jan 02, 2011, 12:08 am
Quote from: galacticprobe on Jan 02, 2011, 03:52 amIf you want consistency with panel placement, I would suggest using the console from "The Invisible Enemy" to "The King's Demons" as with that console, the panel with the large lever always faced the doors. That lever started out with a large grey knob, and later the knob turned red and became the dedicated main doors' lever. Even then the other panels moved around the console, but that one door lever panel always faced the doors.
Quote from: DoctorWho8 on Jan 02, 2011, 05:04 amTechnically, Logopolis was the starting point of the panel with the large red lever facing the doors. But it wasn't used as the door control until Castrovalva.
Quote from: DoctorWho8 on Jan 02, 2011, 05:04 amIt was JN-T's desire to have the console structure standardized and certain controls and panels used for specific functions. But even in Seasons 19 and 20, there were two stories where the panel arrangement was changed do to a panel getting messed up in a previous story due to serious console explosions. In Time Flight, the two panels normally facing the inner walls were switched around with the panel with the large screen and large black level along with the panel with computer printer at the top (first and only used in State of Decay). They were damaged in the console explosions in Earthshock and probably because of lack of time and almost no budget, they didn't fix up the panels.The next story was The King's Demons. Same thing here. The panels that were damaged in the console explosion in Enlightenment were switched around to face the inner walls.
Quote from: DoctorWho8 on Jan 02, 2011, 05:04 amEvent the 5 Doctors console had its panels rearranged, but for no obvious reason. It happened in Frontios. Ironically the immediately following story, Resurrection of the Daleks, the panels were back in their correct configuration.Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff
Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Jan 04, 2011, 07:18 amJust reviewed a bunch of my DVDs, If we're talking about the Tom Baker/Peter Davison console - circa season 19 & 20, then here are the panel orientations by story.*Kinda and Snakedance haven't been released on DVD in the States yet. As Far as I know the Panels on all other consoles stay the same and do not shift from story to story.
Quote from: rassilonsrod on Jan 04, 2011, 10:34 amFascinating research! It has to be said.. WTH happened for timeflight and demons... lol