Doctor Who: The TARDIS Console Room History in Pictures

A gallery of The TARDIS Console Room throughout fifty-two years of Doctor Who.

 

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The TARDIS was first glimpsed on 23 November, 1963.

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Ian Chesterton (William Russell), The Doctor (William Hartnell), Barbara Wright (Jacqueline Hill) and Susan Foreman (Carole Ann Ford)

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The Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) in his console room

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The Second Doctor consulting his 500 Year Diary

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The Third Doctor did ‘a spot of redecoration’  1972’s ‘The Time Monster’

 

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But ‘The Time Monster’ set was damaged and the new version saw the familiar roundels back…

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Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)

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The Fourth Doctor’s console was similar to the original from 1963

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1976’s ‘The Masque of Mandragora’ introduced this new console room.

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The ‘secondary console room’ gave way to the ‘original’ in 1977’s The Invisible Enemy

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This console was first seen in ‘The Five Doctors’ after a Cyberman had blasted the old one in ‘Earthshock’

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The Sixth Doctor’s (Colin Baker) first and last scenes were in the TARDIS

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The Eighth Doctor in his TARDIS in 1996

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This console room featured in only one adventure

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Concept artwork for the console room that debuted in 2005.

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The console room in the Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s era

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The Tenth Doctor’s (David Tennant) eccentric new digs

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The Eleventh Doctor’s (Matt Smith) new console room in ‘The Eleventh Hour’

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The 2013 recreation of William Hartnell’s TARDIS in ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ featuring David Bradley

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A blend of twentieth and twenty-first century console room designs

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Another new console first seen in 2012’s ‘The Snowmen’

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The Twelfth Doctor’s roundels might just be speakers…

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It’s Clara Oswald’s vintage-look TARDIS

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About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

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