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The Five Doctors Console Room Measurements

Started by the doctor who2, Jan 19, 2011, 07:08 pm

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galacticprobe

Jun 19, 2014, 10:09 pm #30 Last Edit: Jun 19, 2014, 10:16 pm by galacticprobe
Wow! Your build sounds very interesting (both the Solidworks version and the 3-D printed version). Hopefully you'll create a Build Diary for the Solidworks in the http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?board=98.0 Section, and another for the 3-d printed version in the http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?board=8.0 Section. We love photos (and virtual images) of builds and watching how peoples' creations progress from start to finish. And then we love to see more photos and images of the finish builds in the appropriate sub-board in the http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?board=118.0 Section (there's one for TARDISes, consoles, etc.).

So good luck with your builds (both) and we look forward to watching your creations grow! (Did I mention that we love photos? ;) ;D)

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

galacticprobe

May 08, 2017, 10:22 pm #31 Last Edit: May 08, 2017, 10:28 pm by galacticprobe
I tried to post this in the http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?board=425.0 sub-board, but it wasn't giving me a tab or link to start a new Topic in there.

Anyway, my wife found this on one of her Doctor Who web sites this morning and I thought it would be a nice addition to the later years of the Classic Series:

GreatestShow-ConsoleRoomSet.jpg
This is a sort of bird's eye view of the TARDIS console room set from "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy". Interesting how that floor is almost the same green the original Brachacki (Hartnell) console room walls and console are depicted in.

This makes the set look so poor, like no one cared about it anymore, and that the show had finally reached that "shoestring budget" stage. It makes one wonder if they could have kept the budget at a level the Original Brachacki was built on what the show would have looked like during its 25th year (and 26th for that matter).

So if one of the Mods wants to move this into the http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?board=425.0 sub-board, if it's possible, please do. Maybe others will have some images from Season 25 to post. (I know this was probably the only story in that Season where we get to see the console room, but maybe there are other images of the console room out there, some from other angles, more behind-the-scenes photos, etc.)

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

cobalt

Quote from: galacticprobe on May 08, 2017, 10:22 pmThis makes the set look so poor, like no one cared about it anymore, and that the show had finally reached that "shoestring budget" stage.


It looks a bit shoestring, because it was. Greatest Show was almost cancelled, due to asbestos removal at the BBC. The production staff moved all the sets to a tent in the studio carpark, so they could continue filming.

That green is probably some type of rolled mat or dropcloth.

tony farrell

May 09, 2017, 01:09 am #33 Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 01:15 am by Tony Farrell
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy actually marks the last use of The Five Doctors Console Room set. It was recorded in the car park of the BBC's Ealing Studios facility rather than at TV Centre because of - as Cobalt states - the Asbestos scare.

It was never returned to the Scenery Dock in Television Centre - only the console (and possibly the zig-zag doors) survived. Though the Tardis interior appears briefly in Battlefield, it was dimly lit to disguise the fact that the hurriedly constructed walls have no depth and no fibre-glass roundel inserts fitted.

T

omarvance

Did we ever get an exact figure for the wall column dimensions and angle?  I'd guess 3ft ish but couldn't make out a definite figure from the floorplan.

Mark

Aug 24, 2017, 08:34 pm #35 Last Edit: Aug 24, 2017, 08:38 pm by Mark
by no means do I purport these to be definative but I based them on the studio plans.

Column measuemnets.jpg