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December 25th, 2012 24 comments

What did you think of The new console room?

What did you think of The new console room?

Now we have seen the new console room in full did you like it?…

And now that this years Christmas special has aired what did you think? Was if the best special yet of just average…

Plus we have seen and heard the new titles and theme tune in full so did you like it?…


  • anonymous

    May 4th, 2013 - 5:42pm

    Best one since 1989.


    January 24th, 2013 - 10:26am

    Doctor Who Adventures #303 gives information on what each function of this new Tardis console does. The third one reminds of the old Telepathic Circuits –

    This section is for outgoing communications and sending time coordinates and other control settings to different parts of the Tardis.

    This controls the Tardis engines and allows the Doctor to steer the Tardis through time and space manually.

    This is a new intelligent panel that allows the Doctor to directly connect with the mind of the Tardis.

    This section is for processing and displaying incoming information, which can be relayed to the screens above the console.

    These are the auxiliary power controls – a back up for all systems.

    This clock-like panel is for manual adjustment to the time coordinates and acts as a fail safe time control.

  • peter

    January 21st, 2013 - 8:42am

    The tardis consol reminds me of the 2 doctors consol and it is great they are bring back some of the old foes, such as the Great Inteligence, i am waiting for the celestial toy maker,ETC

  • Sam Sharpe

    January 15th, 2013 - 6:21pm

    I for one am certainly not a lover of this, I will eventually get used to it but I will never ever love it. It does not suit Matt at all.


    January 11th, 2013 - 4:54pm

    If you look at the photo’s of this new Tardis Console Room in Doctor Who Magazine #456, you’ll notice that the parts connecting the 2 screens to the console itself are different from the first photo of the new loom console featuring Matt standing in front if it.

    Some pictures feature the screens joined to the console by curved metal rods [or something like that], while the one at the bottom of page 18 in the magazine clearly shows that they are on some sort of hinges instead, and these hinges appear in the trailer when the Doctor says “She’s not possible”, so clearly a change was made after filming of ‘The Snowmen’.

  • doctorwhoone

    December 29th, 2012 - 5:32pm

    Thinking about it, Matt Smith is a right lucky devil, as his been inside a 3 version of the Tardis Console Room since the new series began.

    He appeared first in the 9th/10th Doctor version at the end of ‘The End of Time part 2’, and again briefly just before the opening credits in ‘The Eleventh Hour’, and for one last time in ‘The Doctors Wife’ when it became the secondary console room.

    Then he got his very own Tardis console room at the end of ‘The Eleventh Hour’ right through to ‘The Angels take Manhatten’ and now this new one for the 50th Anniversary.

    Lucky devil indeed.

  • Hector Sandler

    December 27th, 2012 - 2:10am

    I like the new Console room. It very awesome you might say.


    December 26th, 2012 - 5:38pm

    OMG LOVED EVERYTHING NEW AWESOME I love how in the TARDIS there are spinning lights whenever they go somewhere!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Anonymous

    December 26th, 2012 - 1:13pm

    it is amazing !!!! love it


    December 26th, 2012 - 12:01pm

    didnt like it. too dark. too small.

  • doctorwhoone

    December 26th, 2012 - 8:25am

    I love the new look completely, VERY classic series ๐Ÿ˜€

    The new look console seems like 3 side of it are like 60’s / 70’s type features, the other 3 sides are 80’s-ish, a real nice blend of all 3 decades of classic Doctor Who, with the Time Rotor fixed to the ceiling being a nod to the 8th to 11th Doctors, so maybe this new console room is ment to be an amalgamation of each console room, or something like that in some way.

    Did not expect that ceiling above the Tardis to spin, not quite sure if I’m keen on that, but it’s something never seen before in the Tardis I’ll admit.

    Pity we did not get to see the new Time Rotor in action.

    Also . . . . where’s the Hat Stand got too ?.

  • Thetasigma

    December 26th, 2012 - 7:16am

    Looks good but WHY ? NO explanation in the script, no explanation in the plot…so just WHY ? and HOW ? Sadly this (As was the rest of the episode) was another example of the grand Moff being completely unable to close out a single episode ! And now – contrary to what we have been promised, it looks like were off on another season 6 style over complicated mystery jaunt !

    • doctorwhoone

      December 26th, 2012 - 8:21am

      Reasons for the charge are rather obvious.

      1)The previous design reminded the Doctor too much of Amy and Rory and the adventures they shared in that version of the Tardis console room. Changing it has helped eased the pain, and to help him move on from the days of traveling with them.

      2)As it’s the 50th Anniversary next year, it would make sense to change the interior, like they did for 1973’s 10th Anniversary special ‘The Three Doctors’, and later with the 20th Anniversary special ‘The Five Doctors’ in 1983.

  • the fenton

    December 25th, 2012 - 11:35pm

    it reminded me of tennents tardis with a bit of a baker twist it looked good

    • doctorwhoone

      December 26th, 2012 - 8:22am

      Which Baker ? Tom or Colin ?.

  • Harold Saxon

    December 25th, 2012 - 10:50pm

    iT LOOKS FANTASTIC! i love the gallifreyan symbols and general design,it jhas a cold alien look to it,the exterior looks more battered like it used to.

    • Matt Smithy

      December 26th, 2012 - 8:02am

      I think thats a good refrence to the angels take manhattan when the tardis is trying to get to new york and the paint gets battered and rubbed off. I liked the slick, new paint from befor but it does look really nice with the damage. The interior is better than I thought it would be too. Its homely, spacy and great for the new series!

  • baza3

    December 25th, 2012 - 7:12pm

    The TARDIS is awasome. Better than the last and so sci-fi :))

  • Phil graves

    December 25th, 2012 - 7:10pm

    Loved it less clutter more like the consoles of old

    • Doctor

      January 18th, 2013 - 7:31pm

      I think so to

  • the astronaut of death

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:52pm

    its smaller on the outside ๐Ÿ™‚

    • avi the rocker

      December 26th, 2012 - 12:22pm

      Hahah best comment ever
      “Well I wasn’t expecting that”

  • Anonymous

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:47pm

    epic best by far

  • rob downing

    December 25th, 2012 - 6:40pm

    Very 5th Dr.


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