Mr Awe wrote:
Chaos Descending wrote:
It seems to me that even in the old series, the Doctor was ALWAYS able to go EXACTLY where he wanted when the plot demanded it.
That was very rare in the original series though. Baker did it in Logopolis, and there probably are other examples. (Meglos comes to mind, another late Baker story)
But, no, generally not and the plots were written to not require accurate TARDIS navigation within a story.
One of the few other times I can think of in the classic series is in The Daleks' Master Plan, when the Doctor needs to return to Kembel to stop the Daleks' Time Destructor. He only barely manages to do it, using a component he stole from the Meddling Monk's TARDIS and nearly frying the console with it.