Questions tagged [tardis]

Time And Relative Dimensions In Space - The TARDIS is a time machine and spacecraft in the science fiction television show Doctor Who and its associated spin-offs, often noted for its interior being substantially larger than its exterior. Always use in conjunction with the [doctor-who] tag.

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Is it the TARDIS that allows the Doctor to speak baby?

In Closing Time The Doctor shows off the fact that he can 'speak baby' with Stormaggedon. In previous episodes we see that the TARDIS lets anyone who's been in it can speak as though they've got a ...
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How much does the Doctor's TARDIS weigh from the outside?

Lady Romana is quoted as saying a TARDIS weights 5x10^6 kilograms, but I've also read that she was mistaken in this or that she was referring to the inside. The Doctor's TARDIS has been moved a ...
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How big is the interior of the TARDIS?

Do we have any idea how big the interior of the TARDIS is? Is it even a fixed size, since it was recently renewed?
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How many people can the TARDIS transport?

The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, but how many occupants can it transport?
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Has the TARDIS's chameleon circuit always been broken?

The Doctor's TARDIS is stuck as a police box. Has that always been so? Specifically: has it had that shape right from the start has it appeared as a police box in every episode?
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What would happen if you portalled the TARDIS inside itself? [closed]

The TARDIS is one of the few fictional objects that could contain themselves. Firstly, because "it's bigger on the inside" but secondly because the TARDIS has some means of sustaining paradoxes (which ...
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What is the TARDIS' true weight?

This question I have is similar to How much does the Doctor's TARDIS weigh from the outside? but different because I am wondering what its true weight is. Is there anything in Doctor Who that hints ...
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Why was the Silence ship from “The Lodger” abandoned?

There are a number of things still unanswered from the Silence storyline. Large questions as well as throwaway statements suggesting some connection with a detail from a previous episode that never ...
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How much control does the Doctor have over the TARDIS?

How much control does the Doctor have over the TARDIS? In countless episodes it is portrayed as having a mind of its own, and not always doing exactly what the Doctor wants it to do.
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Why doesn't the Doctor go back to Gallifrey before the Time War?

According to How did Clara end up on Gallifrey?, it’s just the Time War that is time locked. So why does Eccelston's Doctor tell Rose: My whole planet is gone. My people, my family, all gone. Don't ...
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During the Time War why didn't the Daleks blow up at least one TARDIS while in the Time Vortex?

From the Cracks in time and space story arc it's known that if a TARDIS is blown up (possibly while in the Time Vortex) it rips creation itself apart. Also, from the Stolen Earth / Journey's End we ...
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Why can’t the Doctor’s companions understand babies and horses? [duplicate]

The Doctor claimed to speak both horse and baby. The reason human companions can understand every language is because the TARDIS translates. So why can't anyone else understand babies and horses?
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In what way is the 11th Doctor's TARDIS new?

In the 11th Doctor episode The Big Bang, the Doctor sets up the ending by telling Amy: A daft old man who stole a magic box and ran away. Did I ever tell you that I stole it? Well, I borrowed it. I ...
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Does the front door of the TARDIS always open up to the control room?

In all of the episodes of Doctor Who that I've seen the TARDIS' front door opens up to the control room. However, it would seem that given the TARDIS' capabilities it would be possible for the door to ...
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Why couldn't Clara see future incarnations past the “11th” doctor?

From episode 239 "The Name of the Doctor" Inside The Doctor's grave, we are shown a beam of light which is said to be "the scar tissue" of his journey through time. The Doctor describes the light ...
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Does the Doctor choose where the TARDIS goes or does the TARDIS?

It seems like the Doctor ends up in places that need him most. Does the Doctor choose where the TARDIS goes or does the TARDIS itself? He can "see" the timeline (not sure of the details on that) but ...
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Effect of the Tenth Doctor’s regeneration on the TARDIS

Why was the TARDIS heavily damaged when the Tenth Doctor regenerated, but when the Ninth Doctor regenerated, there was no visible effect? Is it a writing error, or just done for plot-based reasons?
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What powers the TARDIS?

I've been rewatching Doctor Who and I recently discovered something that has confused me about the TARDIS. In the classic and new Doctor Who, the Eye of Harmony is stated to be a limitless power ...
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The origin and use of the term TARDIS

In the first serial, "An Unearthly Child", Susan Foreman claims, "I made up the name TARDIS from the initials, Time And Relative Dimension In Space." In "The Name of the Doctor", the guard watching ...
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What happens to the people inside when the TARDIS is tilted?

If the TARDIS is turned upside down or is laid horizontally, what happens to the contents - including people? Does the TARDIS up / down orientation change? Or does it have an artificial gravity so ...
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How did the First and Second Doctor make it to Gallifrey?

Back in the old days, the TARDIS was defective. When you travelled in it, you never knew where and when you'd end up. It was only during the Third's tenure that it became possible to navigate it with ...
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What are the TARDIS's security features regarding transmats/teleports?

Inspired by this question here, I began to wonder how the TARDIS protects itself from hostiles simply teleporting themselves aboard, or enemies teleporting the Doctor and their companion(s) out of the ...
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What happens when a TARDIS falls over onto its door side? [duplicate]

So you're in the TARDIS in a car park, and for some reason the TARDIS falls over and lands door side down. You are not a Time Lord, so you can't just press the "right yourself" button (if there even ...