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2012-12-19 10:00:54 AM  
It has rather a late Troughton- or early Pertwee-era vibe to it.
 
Not sure if that's a good or bad thing.
 
2012-12-19 10:12:57 AM  
It looks like something out of Power Rangers :S 
 
2012-12-19 10:14:39 AM  
One picture isn't enough.  I have to take a look inside. 
 
Tell the Doctor to bring the Tardis to the back door of my house after I get off work.
 
2012-12-19 10:16:00 AM  
Nice throwback to the older consoles. 
 
2012-12-19 10:16:44 AM  
also, 
 
You've redecorated. I don't like it.
 
/actually I do
//just wanted to use that line
///would you care for a jelly baby?
 
2012-12-19 10:23:51 AM  
How long to figure out where then interesting bits are hidden?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-19 10:24:20 AM  

browneye: One picture isn't enough.  I have to take a look inside. 
 

Well, while we're on the subject of unveiling bits of DOCTOR WHO... (NSFW)
 
2012-12-19 10:31:35 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: browneye: One picture isn't enough.  I have to take a look inside. 
 
Well, while we're on the subject of unveiling bits of DOCTOR WHO... (NSFW)



I'll be in my bu...Cloister room
 
2012-12-19 10:31:57 AM  
Pertwee T2.0 I see. I can dig it.
 
2012-12-19 10:35:49 AM  
STOP TEMPTING ME~!

I am trying to read absolutely nothing about the upcoming special and continuing series. The fact that I won't get to see it with Christmas is bad enough.

/Damn family obligations
 
2012-12-19 10:36:32 AM  
The new TARDIS interior for the Doctor Who Christmas special completely unveiled to the left.  Haters to the right. 
 
FTFA
 
2012-12-19 10:44:57 AM  

gingerjet: The new TARDIS interior for the Doctor Who Christmas special completely unveiled to the left.  Haters to the right. 
 
FTFA



<sing>Here I am, stuck in the middle with you...</sing>
 
2012-12-19 10:51:47 AM  
I like it actually.

Looks a lot cleaner and less messy than the former set. Guess that it would fit a new progression on 11's character?

Still, may favorite TARDIS interior is the one they used for the 8th Doctor's movie...

/Bring the hate if you have to, but that was an awesome looking interior...
//8th was cool...
 
2012-12-19 10:53:59 AM  
Where is K9's rug?
 
2012-12-19 10:55:10 AM  
The console, what i can see of it, I like. The walls not so much. The weird blue circles just make the whole thing seem wrong somehow.
 
2012-12-19 10:56:46 AM  
I love that costume! They really need to make a Tardis-heavy episode that makes the ideas in the Invasion of Time a reality. Damnit, we deserve to see the Olympic Pool in London as the folder for the Tardis' swimming pool. Also, Matt Smith in a speedo. That is all.
 
2012-12-19 11:06:12 AM  

DarkPascual: I like it actually.

Looks a lot cleaner and less messy than the former set. Guess that it would fit a new progression on 11's character?

Still, may favorite TARDIS interior is the one they used for the 8th Doctor's movie...

/Bring the hate if you have to, but that was an awesome looking interior...
//8th was cool...


Yes, the other TARDIS design for Smith was waaaaay too large; you could see in some of the episodes that the directors really had to work on figuring out how and where to stage scenes while still having enough camera focal length to capture the actors ... acting.
 
2012-12-19 11:13:28 AM  
Not too shabby, I like it. I like the new outfit much better than his old one as well, I never did care for the highwater pants he was wearing. The new outfit makes him look more dignified.
 
2012-12-19 11:14:18 AM  
I like it. Much less cluttered looking than the previous ones.
 
2012-12-19 11:15:58 AM  
I hope I first get to see it when watching the episode and not before. Stupid spoiler-happy mumble grumble grumble.
 
2012-12-19 11:18:05 AM  

browneye: One picture isn't enough.  I have to take a look inside. 
 
Tell the Doctor to bring the Tardis to the back door of my house after I get off work.


After work? Its a bloody time machine!
 
2012-12-19 11:23:06 AM  

Rethin: browneye: One picture isn't enough.  I have to take a look inside. 
 
Tell the Doctor to bring the Tardis to the back door of my house after I get off work.

After work? Its a bloody time machine!


Yeah, but you know full well the Doctor never gets you back to quite the right time. Think you're leaving and he can drop you back off 5 minutes after you left and it's 5 hours or 5 months later.
 
2012-12-19 11:29:44 AM  
I like the Sci-Fi feel to this console room, something that 11's Doctor has been lacking. At first I was disappointed that it looked so small, but then I really looked at that back wall and noticed hand rails. It appears that this one will also be multi-level, a feature about the 11th Doctor era that I liked.

Here's my theory:

The previous console was a reflection on the 11th Doctor's personality, odd and quirky as well as bright and warm. Following the sad departure of the Ponds, the Doctor (from the clip I saw of The Snowmen) has become a hermit travelling solo. Thus the TARDIS console room has changed into a cold dark control room to reflect that.

Plus, it's great that they managed to make the console room once again look like the control room of a ship that can travel to anywhere in the Universe, any when in the Universe constructed by a race of people with unlimited resources with god like engineering ability and NOT end up with a control room that looks like it belongs on the bridge of the Enterprise.
 
2012-12-19 11:40:48 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: browneye: One picture isn't enough.  I have to take a look inside. 
 
Well, while we're on the subject of unveiling bits of DOCTOR WHO... (NSFW)



 OK.
 
 Who is that, and what movie is it from?
 
2012-12-19 11:42:08 AM  
I love it. It's a great way to update the older look, without going all super white and sixties.

I never liked 9/10's control room with those coral-like posts or grate floor, but I did enjoy 11's previous console room since it was large and shiny!!!!
 
2012-12-19 11:44:30 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-19 11:49:51 AM  

Tax Boy: [i.imgur.com image 850x566]

 
 
I'll just leave this here
 
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2012-12-19 12:00:02 PM  

Titanius Anglesmith: Tax Boy: [i.imgur.com image 850x566]
 
 
I'll just leave this here
 
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If I ever get married, my only demand will be be allowed to wear that suit... and pie instead of cake...
 
2012-12-19 12:00:07 PM  

doczoidberg: DjangoStonereaver: browneye: One picture isn't enough.  I have to take a look inside. 
 
Well, while we're on the subject of unveiling bits of DOCTOR WHO... (NSFW)

 
 
 OK.
 
 Who is that, and what movie is it from?

 
 
Jenna Louise Coleman, the new companion, from a recent BBC4 adaptation of ROOM AT THE TOP.
 
2012-12-19 12:16:53 PM  
 
2012-12-19 12:28:24 PM  
The new interior is crap.
The new Doctor is crap, as well.
 
Perfect match.
 
2012-12-19 12:43:47 PM  

give me doughnuts: The new interior is crap.
The new Doctor is crap, as well.
 
Perfect match.

 
 
rambly-ramblings.2308065.n4.nabble.com
 
2012-12-19 12:45:39 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: The console, what i can see of it, I like. The walls not so much. The weird blue circles just make the whole thing seem wrong somehow.


Honestly they vaguely remind me of this...

upload.wikimedia.org

and honestly, I'm OK with that.
 
2012-12-19 01:18:33 PM  
wow, that's 80'stastic.
 
2012-12-19 01:23:06 PM  
Wow, that looks like excellent sanctuary from a mobile toilet plunger, or two. Or three.
 
2012-12-19 01:50:35 PM  
Meh--I like Tennant's version. It looked a little cobbled together and organic. This looks too sterile, like that force that lives there is trapped in a terrarium.
 
2012-12-19 01:53:57 PM  
i see you've changed the desktop theme.

/really? no one?
 
2012-12-19 01:54:05 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: browneye: One picture isn't enough.  I have to take a look inside. 
 
Well, while we're on the subject of unveiling bits of DOCTOR WHO... (NSFW)

 
 
Those were a bit disappointing. Given her age, I would expect them to sit a bit higher.
 
2012-12-19 02:15:49 PM  
The set looks like a reflection of the falling budget. Classic == cheap. Hopefully, it will work.
 
2012-12-19 02:21:08 PM  

Rhypskallion: The set looks like a reflection of the falling budget. Classic == cheap. Hopefully, it will work.



Wouldn't it have been cheaper to just use the existing set?

New ones cost money, so theory-fail...
 
2012-12-19 02:53:27 PM  
I don't know why anyone would want to see it before watching the episode.

/not reading the comments in fear of spoilers
 
2012-12-19 03:03:00 PM  

fickenchucker:


Wouldn't it have been cheaper to just use the existing set?

New ones cost money, so theory-fail...


Old ones cost money. Reality-fail.

Smaller sets are portable, and can be used/stored easily. Studios reuse spaces for shooting other films/TV shows. The old set was probably destroyed or torn down, (given the length between episodes, this makes sense, storage costs money, and on-set storage is pricey) and deemed 'too expensive' to rebuild for what may only be one or two shots in the Christmas episode. Iron Chef, in Japan, would film 3 or 4 eps in one day, and then the set would be torn down for an entire week to be rebuilt the following week. The old set was two stories tall (glass floors). The new set looks like it could be a remodeled basement. Lighting it is certainly cheaper. Maintenance easier. Set up and tear down easier. Smaller studio could be used for shooting scenes in there.

I'm standing with my theory.
 
2012-12-19 03:40:32 PM  

Rhypskallion: fickenchucker:


Wouldn't it have been cheaper to just use the existing set?

New ones cost money, so theory-fail...

Old ones cost money. Reality-fail.

Smaller sets are portable, and can be used/stored easily. Studios reuse spaces for shooting other films/TV shows. The old set was probably destroyed or torn down, (given the length between episodes, this makes sense, storage costs money, and on-set storage is pricey) and deemed 'too expensive' to rebuild for what may only be one or two shots in the Christmas episode. Iron Chef, in Japan, would film 3 or 4 eps in one day, and then the set would be torn down for an entire week to be rebuilt the following week. The old set was two stories tall (glass floors). The new set looks like it could be a remodeled basement. Lighting it is certainly cheaper. Maintenance easier. Set up and tear down easier. Smaller studio could be used for shooting scenes in there.

I'm standing with my theory.


I don't think it's smaller. Look at the back wall, there is what appears to be hand rails leading to a lower level, I don't think we're seeing the entire set. I think this is just a teaser pic and when the episode airs we'll see that it's a much larger set.
 
2012-12-19 03:44:45 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: DjangoStonereaver: browneye: One picture isn't enough.  I have to take a look inside. 
 
Well, while we're on the subject of unveiling bits of DOCTOR WHO... (NSFW)
 
 
Those were a bit disappointing. Given her age, I would expect them to sit a bit higher.



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2012-12-19 04:14:16 PM  

Great Janitor: I don't think it's smaller.


Not only do I not think it's smaller, I'm almost entirely certain that it's the same set which has been redressed into the new design. I'm similarly certain that "Doctor Who" has a permanent soundstage in Wales, where the set remains. They don't strike the set inbetween shoots or anything- that would be fantastically expensive.

But I do have to wonder: do the set designers love or hate the lighting/camera crews? Because all those extra lights- the time rotor, the backdrop, around the console- is either going to give them a lot of flexibility or drive them mad. I'm not sure which.
 
2012-12-19 04:20:37 PM  

t3knomanser: Great Janitor: I don't think it's smaller.

Not only do I not think it's smaller, I'm almost entirely certain that it's the same set which has been redressed into the new design. I'm similarly certain that "Doctor Who" has a permanent soundstage in Wales, where the set remains. They don't strike the set inbetween shoots or anything- that would be fantastically expensive.

But I do have to wonder: do the set designers love or hate the lighting/camera crews? Because all those extra lights- the time rotor, the backdrop, around the console- is either going to give them a lot of flexibility or drive them mad. I'm not sure which.


I remember watching a Torchwood Confidential, or whatever it's called and the chick who plays Gwen stated that the TARDIS set is there when they film Torchwood and she was in awe of just how big it was. I don't think Torchwood and Doctor Who were filmed together, I believe one was filmed while the other was on break.

As for the lights in the Time Rotor, I'd have to wonder how much they hate Matt Smith. He's having to face that thing to use the buttons on the console. Which set designer did he piss off?
 
2012-12-19 04:24:35 PM  

Great Janitor: He's having to face that thing to use the buttons on the console. Which set designer did he piss off?


Good point on that. Long story short: while it looks cool, I think it's a terrible design from a practicality standpoint. They certainly know their business better than I do, but I just can't see that working very well on set.
 
2012-12-19 04:26:39 PM  

Rhypskallion: Smaller sets are portable, and can be used/stored easily. Studios reuse spaces for shooting other films/TV shows. The old set was probably destroyed or torn down, (given the length between episodes, this makes sense, storage costs money, and on-set storage is pricey) and deemed 'too expensive' to rebuild for what may only be one or two shots in the Christmas episode. Iron Chef, in Japan, would film 3 or 4 eps in one day, and then the set would be torn down for an entire week to be rebuilt the following week. The old set was two stories tall (glass floors). The new set looks like it could be a remodeled basement. Lighting it is certainly cheaper. Maintenance easier. Set up and tear down easier. Smaller studio could be used for shooting scenes in there.


Production moved to a new studio and the old set was too difficult to tear down and rebuild satisfactorily in the new location.

There's usually a practical reason behind these changes - The 9/10 TARDIS set was scrapped because the show moved to HD and it didn't look as good on camera. The only reason they kept it intact was because Gaiman's episode was planned for season 5. Of course, it got pushed to season 6 so they had to hold onto it longer than they thought.
 
2012-12-19 04:32:48 PM  
I like that the new console has actual controls, instead of just random junk from the prop room.
 
The room itself is just too generic, though. It looks the designer just grabbed some sci-fi wall textures from an aftermarket 3d texture package.
 
The other rooms before this one at least had some kind of unifying theme. You could tell some thought went into them. This just looks cheap and lazy.
 
2012-12-19 04:40:57 PM  
I have seen this floating around for a couple of days everywhere EXCEPT BBC1's site. It looks completely Photoshopped to me. Not convinced this is the real deal.

BBC America and BBC1 are still only showing the pic of what we think is the top of the time rotor. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/articles/New-Look-TARDIS-Materia l ises-at-Christmas
 
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