In the deleted scene where the 10th Doctor leaves Rose and the Human-Doctor on the alternate universe, the Doctor gives the meta-crisis Doctor a piece of the TARDIS to grow a new one.


In The Doctor's Wife, the Doctor and Idris build a TARDIS console "without a proper shell"

How is this possible if as seen before, the TARDIS is grown?

  • That's the only problem with watching on Netflix Instant... you don't get all those cool deleted scenes!
    – eidylon
    May 11 '12 at 20:59
  • note that they only built the console; the "grown" part is the living part, the part that was inside Idris, without which the console is useless.
    – KutuluMike
    Sep 28 '12 at 21:52

Think Frankenstein's Monster vs. cloning. With cloning, you take a chunk of a living thing, and use it to grow a copy of that original living thing. This is similar to what the meta-crisis Doctor will do with the piece of the TARDIS.

With Frankenstein's Monster, Dr. Frankenstein put together the pieces of a human being from many separate dead people. Then rejuvenated it with lightning (in the movies, at least), it sprang to life. This is what the Doctor and Idris did. The Doctor gathered the parts, and arranged them properly, Idris provided some energy to jump-start it. That was enough to get a sort of semi-TARDIS up and running.

As TARDISes are quasi-living things, there are a variety of ways of creating them, when you're limited on resources.

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    It's an interesting mirror of House. House, in the same episode, creates patchwork people out of people parts (or repairs people with parts from other people). The Doctor does the same with the TARDIS graveyard. Just as this is not the preferred way to create people (although can be done -- organ transplants, for example), this is not the preferred way to create a TARDIS
    – PeterL
    Sep 28 '12 at 16:39

I don't think there is a contradiction here.

In The Doctor's Wife, they assemble a partial TARDIS from bits and pieces of other broken ones that are lying around. They don't build anything from scratch. It's not at all inconsistent to say that the important parts have to be grown, but that you still need to fit them together.

  • Dr. Frankenstein's Tardis.
    – Zoneman
    Sep 28 '12 at 17:48
  • But the scene specifically says TARDISes are grown, not the important parts are grown. If your theory were correct, you could also say hammers are grown.
    – Mr Lister
    Jan 9 '17 at 5:23

The basic flight systems of the TARDIS are Dynamorphic generators (wich allow traveling trough the vortex), Dematerialization Circuit, a power source, a Time Rotor (that "conduct" the energy of the power source to the Dynamorphic Generators) and a console to control the travel. A standart TARDIS incorpore more than this, making the flight more secure and accurate. Also, the TARDIS Matrix incorporate the telephacics circuits, a Translation Matrix, and it could use the Rift Energy into the TARDIS fuel. What the Doctor does is to assemble a Console with Dynamorphic Generators, a Dematerialization Circuit and a Time Rotor; and Idris (or Sexy) use his abilities of the TARDIS Matrix to absorb the Rift Energy and power up the TARDIS. To be said, that Junkyard Console only uses a very rudimentary adaptation Time Lord Space-Time travelling technology. It was a truly miracle that it didnt blew up in the Doctor's face....

But in one hand, you cant create a TARDIS throught a TARDIS coral, what the Doctor give them its the possiblity to CLONE the Doctor's TARDIS. Creating a TARDIS is practically imposible with eny technology that it isn't Time Lord's (it needs Block-Transfer Equations, the Prime Eye of Harmony of Gallifrey, biotechlogy, allong with tons and tons of other complicated stuff...).

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