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Old December 19 2012, 10:37 PM   #121
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Re: First glimpse of new TARDIS control room!

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It looks cheap but then so do a lot of sets until you see them lit properly in the show/movie. In that picture the green light looks bad, bad, bad.
Yeah the first photo we saw of the previous Console Room was much brighter than how it appeared on screen. I imagine this one will look a bit different on screen as well.
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Old December 19 2012, 11:40 PM   #122
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Horrible, just horrible. It looks cheap and hopelessly generic. The previous set was fantastic and impossible and wonderful.

This looks like complete and utter garbage. Booo.

Edit: Moffat is on record, in the article linked above, stating that the TARDIS is a machine and shouldn't look whimsical, which is completely wrong, wrong wrong. Did he even watch 'The Doctor's Wife?'
I guess as the show-runner he has to be loyal to his employers and try and explain away why the new control room was made for about £3.50.
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Old December 20 2012, 12:05 AM   #123
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I'm looking at the pic, and I"m thinking: Factory setting. This is what the/a TARDIS's control room probably looks like when they're in professional service to the Time Lords. We know from previews that the Doctor is going through a "fuck you" period in the aftermath of losing Amy and Rory, the TARDIS exterior looks beat up, and the new console room doesn't display any of his personal touches. This is it: He's going through the motions, doesn't care about anything, anyone, and he's burying his personality.
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Old December 20 2012, 02:26 AM   #124
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Well the "not caring about anyone" only lasts for one episode, so I doubt that had much to do with it.

I think it's more that he's feeling reflective about his past now, and wants to get back to the basics. The previous Console Room was really the outlier of the bunch, being so much more fanciful than anything else he's had, and reflecting the fairytale character Amy saw him as.

This is him simply returning more to the standard style.
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Old December 20 2012, 05:18 AM   #125
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A lot better than this awful mess.

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Old December 20 2012, 06:13 AM   #126
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Horrible, just horrible. It looks cheap and hopelessly generic. The previous set was fantastic and impossible and wonderful.

This looks like complete and utter garbage. Booo.

Edit: Moffat is on record, in the article linked above, stating that the TARDIS is a machine and shouldn't look whimsical, which is completely wrong, wrong wrong. Did he even watch 'The Doctor's Wife?'
Moffat said it shouldn't look whimsical, did he even visit the Tardis set of his own show?
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Old December 20 2012, 10:35 AM   #127
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A lot better than this awful mess.

Wow that looks bad. It doesn't look that bad on screen.

Are we getting this new console on Christmas do we know?
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Old December 20 2012, 11:18 AM   #128
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That seems to be the case
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Old December 20 2012, 11:21 AM   #129
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A thought occurs. When I went through the Doctor Who Experience at Cardiff, in the "experience" bit you go into the TARDIS control room and there is an 11/Amy Console there. I just assumed it was a replica and the original was still in service, but quite possibly it WAS the original and this new one was already built and being used for season 7b.
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Old December 20 2012, 12:11 PM   #130
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I used photoshops ability to virtually change the lighting of a picture. I tried my best to simulate what it might look like when lighted properly for filming. Here is the result, comments and suggestions please :-)

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Old December 20 2012, 03:20 PM   #131
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Re: First glimpse of new TARDIS control room!

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A lot better than this awful mess.

It had character, it was a bit alien, it looked cozy and homey and photographed really well in spite of the odd angles and varied surfaces.

This new set honestly looks like something from a fanfilm.
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Old December 20 2012, 03:24 PM   #132
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This new set honestly looks like something from a fanfilm.
There's speculation at Gallifrey Base that the new console room set is designed to be taken down and stored for when it's not needed, much like the original console room sets were, which would explain why it's not as elaborate since it needs to be easily dismantled and easily reassembled on a regular basis.
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Old December 20 2012, 03:45 PM   #133
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I'm picturing a BBC exec turning purple in a meeting and screaming "You WELDED it in place? And you spent how much?"

I'm desperately hoping that those lit roundels have the purpose of projecting a holo screen round the control room to see out. One of my favourite parts of old Who was that they'd look out the "window" before stepping out.
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Old December 20 2012, 03:49 PM   #134
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It isn't about how "elaborate" (or not) it is. The new one is simply under-designed. You can have a minimal design that isn't boring, even one that has to be able to come apart.
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Old December 20 2012, 05:06 PM   #135
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I don't think it's designed to come apart for storage - however, it may be designed to have wall segments come off for more dynamic shooting, as it would on a Star Trek set. The previous two sets were not designed to have such "wild" walls.

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