First glimpse of new TARDIS control room!

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Chris3123, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Professor Zoom

    Professor Zoom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 16, 2004
    I agree. I'm NEVER that guy that hates something based on a picture. But, I sorta hate this.

    It looks like Matt Smith went and visited a Doctor Who fan's garage set.
  2. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    Behind Enemy Lines
    I think the problem is it doesn't look quite straight! Hopefully that's a problem with the camera!
  3. Tom

    Tom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 10, 2003
    In your Mind!
    I like it! the lights under the console are cool.
  4. Psion

    Psion Commodore Commodore

    Oct 19, 2001
    Lat: 40.1630936 Lon: -75.1183777
    I hope that's a balcony around the back in front of the blue-LED roundels. It'd be a narrow walkway, but it'd be fun to see Eleven repairing a panel back there while other actors do stuff in the foreground.
  5. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Compared to what they've done in the past on nuWho it looks cheap and cheesy, as if they've had their budget slashed tremendously (which I'm sure isn't the case).

    A fan could have designed and built that console. :rolleyes:
  6. Chaos Descending

    Chaos Descending Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 2001
    Grand Canyon State
    Absolutely love it. For the first time, nuWho gets the TARDIS almost right.
  7. Timofnine

    Timofnine Vice Admiral Moderator

    Feb 25, 2001
    The World
    Looks like a nice update of a classic style control room. I like it!
  8. SeerSGB

    SeerSGB Admiral Admiral

    Oct 13, 2003
    RIP Leonard Nimoy
    Like the console; still think it's Gallifrey-Default. Loving The Doctor's new outfit.
  9. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Durham, North Carolina
    I think there's an issue with how the image was shot (something is off with the resolution because it looks photoshopped), but I do like the general idea of the TARDIS design. I'm going to wait and see how it looks in the actual episode before I judge, but it looks potentially very interesting.

    I've said this before and I'll say it again: I always want more interior TARDIS and I'm absolutely thrilled that we're going to get even more!
  10. Mark_Nguyen

    Mark_Nguyen Commodore Commodore

    Apr 24, 2006
    Calgary, Alberta
    Wait till we see it in action. I didn't love the 11.1 set until I did, and I'm expecting the same here.

    Interesting notes:

    - There's a steep stairway up from the bland main floor to the balcony in the background. You can just see it just behind the greenscreen monitor. We know that there is an upper level door from the earlier picture.

    - Looks like there's at least two sets of stairs down to the lower level. One is visible on the very right of the picture, the other isn't visible but you can see lower railings underneath the auxilliary console.

    - Those lower railings suggest that there are TWO levels below the one the consoles are on, not unlike the previous set. This in turn suggests that there is one lower level that the external door opens onto, and from there you step UP to the consoles or DOWN to the lowest level.

    - The auxiliary console is a first for the new series - a place besides the main console where people can push buttons! The very first console room set had a various extra banks of computers and such, which were barely used. This is a neat way to pay tribute to that and also allow for more dynamic action around the room.

    - There's a red lever just to the right of the Doctor. Dare I wonder - an inner door lever?

    - The rightmost visible console is quite possibly the exact same one from the previous console, featuring a glass circle with brass greeblies sticking through it.

    - While it's interesting that there are now two smaller monitors (I'm guessing River wanted her own), I hope there's still a larger one around somewhere on one of the opposite walls.

    Set's growing on me, and fast. If only they went with a grated floor, or frosted glass - anything but plain metallic grey!

  11. StCoop

    StCoop Commodore Commodore

    Aug 11, 2006
    Jesus. So I guess the money finally ran out. It's nice to have a more traditional looking console again but the rest of it looks like something a fan knocked together in their garage.

    It must have made it easier to shoot the "Journey to The Centre Of The TARDIS" episode in a set-dressed factory, though.
  12. Allyn Gibson

    Allyn Gibson Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 16, 2000
    South Pennsyltucky
    I'd like to assume that Moffat and Skinner knew they were going to need to spread the cost of the new console room standing set at Roath Lock across all 14 episodes in the current commission.

    However, if they knew they were going to need to build a new standing set, then why sink money into building the back wall for the now-abandoned console room? (Or was that season six that they built the back wall?)

    It's possible they thought the existing set would be transportable, in which case they didn't allocate the budget for the console room set. If so, they built what they could (on the cheap) and I'd expect an upgrade on the console room with the anniversary special, much as Davison's console room got an upgrade with the budget for "The Five Doctors."
  13. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 14, 2003
    An Aussie in Canukistan
    or they are really getting back to the old days and it's the control for the outdoors :)

    Anyone else think the main doors are directly behind Matt Smith and could it mean a return to old doors and the whirrr as they open?
  14. StCoop

    StCoop Commodore Commodore

    Aug 11, 2006
    You can see the doors in the recent BBC America trailer and they're the same as ever.

    (Or go back a few pages to where I posted a screengrab.)
  15. Bacl

    Bacl Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 26, 2006
    Wehnimer's Landing, Elanthia
    Yuck on a stick.

    This show descends further and further in Mighty Morhin' Doctor Who.

    Cheap. It looks cheap and cartoonish. My opinion doesn't reflect the desired aesthetic change, but the actual result. I don't care if they want a TARDIS set that looks Classic, or Coral, or Steampunk, and like a Magpie's Toy Store, but I do care about the quality of the result and this looks like a cheap Power Rangers set.

  16. marillion

    marillion Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 3, 2003
    Making days brighter here in New Mexico
    Ok.. Some observations... I'm loving the overall feel of it so far. It's minimal, but at the same time, expanded... Yes, the nice organic touches are pretty much gone, but I think there's a purpose here... This is about removing traces of Amy and Rory.. Exercising demons if you will... No clue if this is what SM had in mind, but the Doctor is going back to what he's familiar with in the past, just like we throw on an old familiar sweater because it comforts us...

    I don't give a lick about the glass floor being gone.. It was nice for some cool shots from below, but really, it's just a floor... The size hasn't really changed that much.. It's still an upper platform, so who knows what the ground floor looks like now.

    Regarding the clothes, I'm thinking that just for the Christmas episode, befitting the time period he's in...

    Looking forward to seeing her in action, to be sure..
  17. The Stig

    The Stig Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 28, 2004
    Behind the wheel.
    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?'
  18. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
    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.
  19. Mr Awe

    Mr Awe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 15, 2002
    The console looks old and battered, at least as far as I can tell with the dim lighting. I'm wondering if it's actually (within the show) supposed be an older control room that he retreats to rather than a newly created one that follows a classic design, if you see what I'm saying.

    Mr Awe
  20. Worf2DS9

    Worf2DS9 Writer Rear Admiral

    Aug 15, 2001
    Canada, eh
    This is my thought as well. I especially like the classic vibe of the console itself. They could have done something a little more interesting with the floor - grating of some sort, perhaps - but otherwise I like it and look forward to seeing it "in action" as others have said.