TARDIS Technical Index

Emergency Stop


While in Vortex travel the Emergency Stop function can be used to put a TARDIS into Free-Float mode. The hyper-dimensional neutraliser circuit halts the TARDIS's flight and suspends it in the inter-dimensional space of the Vortex. A TARDIS can suspend itself in the Vortex forever. Emergency Stops occur automatically if a "kink" is discovered in the dematerialization protocols or if a fault occurs that prevents a TARDIS from rematerializing.

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