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December 8th, 2012 97 comments

Sneak Peek at Brand New Tardis Interior

Sneak Peek at Brand New Tardis

The BBC’s Doctor Who has revealed a sneak peak at a brand new TARDIS that will debut in this year’s Christmas special, The Snowmen. The second TARDIS for Matt Smith it will be the first TARDIS for new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), who makes her entrance on Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC ONE.

The new set was designed by Michael Pickwoad, the show’s production designer, and will be home to the Doctor and Clara as they travel through space and time when the adventure continues in spring 2013 with eight epic episodes.

With thanks to BBC Pictures.

Returning to screens on Christmas Day, it’s all change for Matt Smith’s Doctor with a new costume, a new hat and minus Amy Pond. Here he talks about what fans can expect from this festive treat and family tradition.

“Lots of snow and a rather good villain.” Matt is chatting enthusiastically about this year’s Christmas special, The Snowmen. Set in a Victorian snow-covered England, the episode opens with the Doctor feeling more ‘bah humbug’ than festive, as he struggles to get over the loss of his companions the Ponds.

“He is slightly removed and not at his best,” explains Matt. But after the Doctor meets a feisty young governess, Clara, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, do we see a change in the Doctor? “You get to see a different side to him,” Matt explains. “She is a very different to Amy Pond. That is the great thing about this show,” he continues, “reinvention – it keeps me as an actor on my toes!”

As well as seeing Matt Smith’s Doctor for the first time without his old companions, Matt will be sporting a new costume, complete with top hat. “It is a bit like the Doctor meets the Artful Dodger,” says Matt.

So can we expect to see a period of grieving following the loss of the Ponds? “Grieving has its place,” says Matt, “but it is important to show that and then propel back into adventure!”

And that is exactly what this Christmas special does. Matt reveals that this Christmas the Doctor will embark on a dangerous adventure – a quest that leads him to Darkover House, where something sinister is lurking.

As well as guest starring Tom Ward (Silent Witness), Richard E Grant features as this year’s villain, Doctor Simeon. “He was a delight and brilliant at being villainous. Some actors are just made for the show and he was one of them. And he looked wonderful in Victorian garb,” says Matt.

Now a family tradition, Matt is chuffed to be part of the Christmas special. “I love being part of them. Family TV on Christmas day is a great tradition and Doctor Who is at the heart of that.”

So will Matt be making an appointment to watch on Christmas day? “Absolutely, I can’t wait.”

The 2005 Tardis console

Click here to view information and pictures on previous Tardis interiors


  • Moxx of who

    December 8th, 2012 - 2:36pm

    Didnt they add a new tardis wall, with the current interior, that looked like a spiders web? They never explained what that was about!

  • Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012 - 1:29pm

    The new tardis looks dark and sinister

  • Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012 - 1:28pm

    I think richard e grant,doctor Simeon,will regenerate or come back to life revealing that he is the master or the valeyard,it is rumoured he will appear in the finale

    Then in the finale he could work with the daleks to get the doctor ,as it is rumoured the second doctors’s double ,might return and other doctor’s ,then we could have an anniversary where they face the valeyard or the master along with the daleks who force the doctor to answer the question,on trenzalore

  • dalek eternal

    December 8th, 2012 - 1:24pm

    the picture of the new tardis looks like its on top of the time rotor looking forward to seeing it and hope for a new tardis playset

  • dalek eternal

    December 8th, 2012 - 1:23pm

    perhaps the tardis is battered outside because he hasn’t painted it outside since the loss of the ponds as river did say it needed painting at the end of the angels take manhattan just before the angel zaps rory and then amy so he hasn’t got round to painting it

  • Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012 - 1:05pm

    But we need a villian,and the master is the best,roger Delgado is the best

  • Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012 - 1:04pm

    The master is the doctors greatest enemy,every story needs an evil genius,the master is the doctor’s greatest enemy and always will be his greatest enemy,Russell t Davies just used that as his story,he can come back evil again,after all,the master is the most evil being in the universe

  • Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012 - 1:01pm

    Doctorwhoone that was Russell t Davies idea ,it never happened in the original series,Steven Moffat could change it,the master could have become evil other ways ,just because he died in a Russell t Davies story does not men Steven Moffat can’t bring him back,the time war may never have happened after the universe reboot,things have changed

  • Doctor 909

    December 8th, 2012 - 12:06pm

    A new TARDIS i liked the TARDIS we had

  • daleksean

    December 8th, 2012 - 11:59am

    is this the new tardis control room

  • Sebatron

    December 8th, 2012 - 11:42am

    I must admit I do like the gallifraen symbols!

  • dr who 1999

    December 8th, 2012 - 11:10am

    BBC, don’t fix something that’s not already broken! although it would be nice to see what it looks like 🙂

  • doctorwhoone

    December 8th, 2012 - 11:02am

    Anonymous – Hang on, ‘Goes back years before you where born’, you don’t even know how old I am, for all you know I could have been born before the Master first appeared in Doctor Who.

    The Master dead thou, why do people keep saying he can come back ? – HE CAN’T !!.

    The Master went back to Gallifrey with the rest of his people and died on Gallifrey when the Doctor destroyed them.

    The Master off course died a hero. He learned the truth of his insanity, and in doing so, he turned good, killing Rassilon who made him the man he became, and once they where back on Gallifrey and where killed off, he died with them.

    The Master is no more, and as far as I’m concerned, that’s ok. He died a hero, not an evil maniac. The Master was a victim, he didn’t become evil on purpose, it was all Rassilon’s doing.


    December 8th, 2012 - 10:56am

    I honestly wasn’t too keen on the last Tardis interior,hopefully this one will be better.

  • AlphaOmega

    December 8th, 2012 - 10:24am

    3rd Picture – TARDIS is looking pretty dusty – just how long has the Doctor been in Victorian London….?

  • Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012 - 10:20am

    Wiki is made up by anyone ,it could be me for all you know

  • Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012 - 10:19am

    He maybe the master as the master can return ,he goes back years before you were born,the master is an old enemy,but the valeyard as we got trenzalore coming up

  • doctorwhoone

    December 8th, 2012 - 9:46am

    Well clearly not the Master, since he died for good in the End of Time 2 parter, and Doctor Who Wiki has stated that John Simm has denied any rumours of ever returning to Doctor Who.

    But Richard as the Valeyard ? . . . . could be.

  • Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012 - 9:27am

    I heard river and doctor Simeon and a double of the second doctor,appear in the finale

    I think we are heading to a multi doctor episode and Richard e grant maybe the master or the valeyard

  • Mr Evil Fez

    December 8th, 2012 - 9:22am

    Cool! I hope its a classic looking Tardis!

  • CG

    December 8th, 2012 - 9:18am

    Mabey there has been a long gap between the loss of the ponds and Christmas. Alot could have happened to the doctor or they are tyng to make the tardis look order and more weathered because the doctor is looking ‘older’, it has a new interior, because it is matts third series or the actual prop tardis is a bit battered!

  • CG

    December 8th, 2012 - 9:13am

    Why waste money on a new interior when we have only had this one a few years. This may mean that this may be the first playset in the new scale next year, if they do it.

  • doctorwhoone

    December 8th, 2012 - 9:01am

    Looks the same as always to me.

  • doctorpond393

    December 8th, 2012 - 8:59am

    Is it just me or does the sonic screwdriver look quite small in that second picture?

  • doctorwhoone

    December 8th, 2012 - 8:28am

    Oh for godsake, now Ive gone a posted a comment being called ‘Anonymous’ . . . . GRRRRRRRR 😛

  • Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012 - 8:28am

    WHAT ? . . . . why change it ?, I like the current 11th Doctor Tardis console room look since ‘The Eleventh Hour’.

    Well . . . . hope it looks good.

  • Hector Sandler

    December 8th, 2012 - 8:18am

    Well I know it will be same outside like always like his predecessors had but the inside will change. What it going to like I want see. But it be great.

  • booboo

    December 8th, 2012 - 8:15am

    no this image was just released last night

  • John Smith

    December 8th, 2012 - 8:14am

    Was the new TARDIS interior post because of my comment on one of the previous posts that you did Booboo? Also did anyone notice the TARDIS in the second picture has a slightly “beaten” look about it? Maybe the Doctor hasn’t kept the TARDIS exterior in good condition recently or it’s sustained damage during the story? Although that hasn’t happened to it before??? I’m confused!

  • 11matt

    December 8th, 2012 - 8:13am

    can’t wait for tardis

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