Doctor Who Production Designer Michael Pickwoad on the new TARDIS
The BBC Doctor Who Blog has a wonderful three part interview with Production Designer Michael Pickwoad about the new TARDIS:


Question: What’s your favourite element of the new TARDIS interior?
Michael Pickwoad: This has to be the contra-rotating time rotor. It came to me when realising that all TARDIS have had a large circular feature above the console, which never actually did anything. By making it revolve it would suggest that it was computing the time co-ordinates and setting the course through time.  Looking at the revolving tray in a microwave suggested the idea that if each ring supported the next on wheels fixed to the centre, then by turning one ring, the next would revolve in the reverse direction and give more of a sense of computing and conjuring up the idea of a circular slide rule.
Each ring of the rotor is divided into eighteen parts, complimenting the eighteen ribs of the TARDIS structure, and being finished in silver and furnished with Gallifreyan symbols, adds to the sense of precision.


Read parts One, Two, and Three here.

Doctor Who Production Designer Michael Pickwoad on the new TARDIS

The BBC Doctor Who Blog has a wonderful three part interview with Production Designer Michael Pickwoad about the new TARDIS:

Question: What’s your favourite element of the new TARDIS interior?

Michael Pickwoad: This has to be the contra-rotating time rotor. It came to me when realising that all TARDIS have had a large circular feature above the console, which never actually did anything. By making it revolve it would suggest that it was computing the time co-ordinates and setting the course through time.  Looking at the revolving tray in a microwave suggested the idea that if each ring supported the next on wheels fixed to the centre, then by turning one ring, the next would revolve in the reverse direction and give more of a sense of computing and conjuring up the idea of a circular slide rule.

Each ring of the rotor is divided into eighteen parts, complimenting the eighteen ribs of the TARDIS structure, and being finished in silver and furnished with Gallifreyan symbols, adds to the sense of precision.

Read parts One, Two, and Three here.

  1. trumpert reblogged this from doctorwho
  2. the-angels-are-dead reblogged this from doctorwho
  3. raggedyfarewells reblogged this from thorin-fili-kili-bilbo
  4. thescienceofshipping reblogged this from all-fandoms-united
  5. thorin-fili-kili-bilbo reblogged this from consulting-timelord-of-mischief
  6. consulting-timelord-of-mischief reblogged this from all-fandoms-united
  7. all-fandoms-united reblogged this from doctorwho
  8. lulucypher reblogged this from doctorwho
  9. br3nd4n91 reblogged this from doctorwho
  10. lokilaufeysonofasgard reblogged this from geekgirl-to-the-rescue
  11. tinylabyrinth reblogged this from gallivantinggeek
  12. stealingatimelord reblogged this from gallivantinggeek
  13. gallivantinggeek reblogged this from doctorwho
  14. faultinmazes reblogged this from doctorwho
  15. damnit-sam reblogged this from loveandwitchcraft
  16. loveandwitchcraft reblogged this from doctorwho
  17. asylos reblogged this from badgerspoon
  18. directingzombies reblogged this from doctorwho
  19. toolateforthepeb reblogged this from doctorwho
  20. slightlynaive reblogged this from doctorwho
  21. megupic reblogged this from doctorwho
  22. mydarlingbenedict reblogged this from doctorwho
  23. roadkill2580 reblogged this from doctorwho
  24. thisismystolenlifebelieveitornot reblogged this from doctorwho
  25. teamiriel reblogged this from doctorwho
  26. soneaselene reblogged this from doctorwho
  27. kaitou-xi reblogged this from doctorwho
  28. garwolfmccall reblogged this from doctorwho
  29. bibliomanicninja reblogged this from themarkerfairy
  30. themarkerfairy reblogged this from gallifreyanwriter
  31. sarahs-trapped-in-the-tardis reblogged this from doctorwho



RSS Twitter YouTube Facebook BBC America

DOCTORWHO.TUMBLR.COM/ARCHIVE





IF YOU ARE NEW TO WHO, Check out these posts.



WONDERING WHERE TO WATCH?
Check out our guide.


DoctorWho_BBCA