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Started by alistair, Mar 05, 2018, 12:47 pm

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alistair

I think it looks pretty good in the snow! It's actually been wearing a blue tarpaulin for the last few weeks as I have not had a chance to fiberglass the roof and it leaks in the rain, but I took it's coat off last week and then the snow came. It leaked again in the snow storm so it's got it's coat back on again now.


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russellsuthern

Mar 06, 2018, 09:49 am #1 Last Edit: Mar 06, 2018, 09:51 am by russellsuthern
Great pic!

Can't have too many "TARDIS in the snow" pics.


I wonder if the BEEB look in on TARDIS builders every now & again for inspiration...?
In the new series, there have been loads of examples of the TARDIS in the snow, starting all the way back with "Unquiet Dead" & cropping up pretty frequently since. Did they get the idea from us?!...

Can't think of any examples in the old series.... Abominable Snowman", perhaps? Or maybe "Seeds of Doom?"

Although, I think in these, although the TARDIS is in a snowy environment, I don't think they took the trouble to actually put any snow on the actual prop itself.

Anyway, enough rambling, your TARDIS looks great in the snow!!

Keep warm.

Regards,

Russell

Volpone

There was one Colin Baker story that took place on a funeral planet(?) that I seem to remember a TARDIS in the snow.  Well I remember the picture from this site, because that story wasn't in the broadcast package for RetroTV. 

That said, RE:  Snow on the TARDIS, I realized while mowing my lawn and getting grass clippings all over the base of the TARDIS, that unless the chameleon circuit was on its game, the TARDIS wouldn't have snow on it--at least not when it first materialized.  That's a tip-off when looking for a TARDIS.  If everything else has snow on it but that phone booth/column/altar/pipe organ, it's probably a TARDIS.  ;)
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galacticprobe

Mar 06, 2018, 05:50 pm #3 Last Edit: Mar 06, 2018, 06:25 pm by galacticprobe
Quote from: russellsuthern on Mar 06, 2018, 09:49 am
Great pic!

Can't have too many "TARDIS in the snow" pics.

I have to agree wholeheartedly with this! Nothing beats a "snow TARDIS" photo.

Quote from: russellsuthern on Mar 06, 2018, 09:49 am
I wonder if the BEEB look in on TARDIS builders every now & again for inspiration...?
In the new series, there have been loads of examples of the TARDIS in the snow, starting all the way back with "Unquiet Dead" & cropping up pretty frequently since. Did they get the idea from us?!...

Well, I think we already know the BBC does check in on us every now and then, which is why we have some of the rules we do - to keep us out of trouble and in their good graces. And I'm sure they get some ideas from us. (Moffat admitted to getting some idea from fans on YouTube, and with us being mentioned in several YouTube vids, and more than one issue of Doctor Who Magazine, and with the occasional 'Doctor Who' production staff member being a member here, I'm sure they do get some idea from us.)

I don't know how many photos of snow TARDISes we had posted before the New Series started; that goes back way before my time with TARDIS Builders. It could also be the person in charge of continuity realizing that if the TARDIS lands in a snowy environment and is there for a while, while it's snowing, it only makes sense that show would build up on the TARDIS by the end of the story. (We may never know.)

Quote from: russellsuthern on Mar 06, 2018, 09:49 am
Can't think of any examples in the old series.... Abominable Snowman", perhaps? Or maybe "Seeds of Doom?"

I don't know about "The Abominable Snowmen"; I haven't seen any photos from that story. But in "Seeds Of Doom", the TARDIS only made a cameo appearance at the very end of the story - the final scene to be precise. (It was the last appearance of the Brachacki-Altered console.) When the TARDIS landed, she wasn't there long enough for any snow to build up on her.)

Quote from: russellsuthern on Mar 06, 2018, 09:49 am
Although, I think in these, although the TARDIS is in a snowy environment, I don't think they took the trouble to actually put any snow on the actual prop itself.

Okay... I think I answered this one before it was mentioned! (Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey... ;) ;D ;D ;D) Well, at least I mentioned why there was no snow on the TARDIS in "Seeds Of Doom".

Quote from: Volpone on Mar 06, 2018, 04:27 pm
There was one Colin Baker story that took place on a funeral planet(?) that I seem to remember a TARDIS in the snow. Well I remember the picture from this site, because that story wasn't in the broadcast package for RetroTV.

"Revelation Of The Daleks": planet, Necros (not to be confused with the alien beings, the Nekross, from the planet Nekron, in the RTD series 'Wizards vs. Aliens'). "Blue is the official colour of mourning on Necros, and women's legs to be covered at all times." -6th Doctor to Peri after she complains about the outfit he made her wear.

In this one (aside from having that cone-shaped lamp on her roof), the TARDIS lands in the snow, but it's not snowing. And if I remember correctly, all of the scenes on the surface of Necros never showed it snowing, just snow-covered. So there was never a chance for any show to build up on the TARDIS. And at the end of the story the Doctor and Peri have yet to leave the lab, so we don't get to see the TARDIS again before the credits roll.

One thing to think about is just how hot does the TARDIS get during flight? Certainly hot enough to burn off a covering of paper ("Vincent And The Doctor"), yet not hot enough to burn a person (Jack Harkness hanging onto her in "Utopia", the Doctor hanging on to be pulled out of that other dimension in "Hide", and Clara in "The Time Of The Doctor"). So how long would she need to sit idle before she cooled down enough to let falling snow build up on her without it first just melting off?

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

questwalnut

Mar 06, 2018, 09:49 pm #4 Last Edit: Mar 06, 2018, 09:49 pm by questwalnut19307
I'm fairly certain that in the unquiet dead, the tardis had snow on it when it materialised.

I think it was in my copy of the tardis handbook that I read that someone at the been wanted the tardis to fully interact with its surroundings. Apparently this is one of the ways they did this.
Correct me if I'm wrong...
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alistair

Scary day today: it's gone into storage ready to materialise at the new house in a couple of days time. A few bits of damage so far in the process but all repairable I think. Just hoping it'll survive the rest of the journey.

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russellsuthern

Good luck. ;D

I see your other TARDIS is disguised as a fridge... ;)


Regards,

Russell