TARDIS Technical Index

Dematerialization Cut-Out

A Dematerialization Cut-Out is an inhibitor installed on the laser trigger of a Dematerialization Circuit that immobilizes the TARDIS by preventing it from entering the Vortex. Such inhibitors are often implanted on the capsules of exiled Time Lords to prevent them from leaving their incarcerating time zone.

An inhibitor is fairly easy to disable if the operator has full access to Time Lord training. It can be bypassed using the triggering mechanism from a particle accelerator. Alternatively it might be possible to override this circuit with a massive power surge. For example, dematerializing in the middle of a nuclear blast can be enough of a "kick" to disable an inhibitor. Care should be taken, for if supplied with about seven megavolts and around 500 Watts of external power the TARDIS could end up slipping into a parallel universe.

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