Mark I Console Refit
(Doctor's TARDIS: Seasons 1-7, Season 14)
The Mark I refit was the first template that could be easily installed on older models of TARDIS. The Type 31 was the first TARDIS to carry the Mark I refit, but it was retro-actively implemented on several older types of TARDIS.[/ttv] The Mark I refit effectively upgraded older capsules to the point where they had the capabilities and features of a stock Type 40.
The Mark I did contain one feature unique to this refit, the Automatic Defence Network. This is an optional extra built into Mark I TARDISes. When active it connects the Banshee Circuits to the Time Scanner and attempts to predicted when the situation outside a TARDIS is dangerous. When such an environment is detected the Network will use the various TARDIS systems, (often the scanner) to alert the crew and persuade them to go elsewhere. Like all later refits it has a Primary Control Room with a Desk Top Theme that could be changed.
By current standards, the Mark I console has several deficiencies and limitations. The has Stabilizers are exceedingly primitive. Force Barriers are not standard equipment for Mark I TT Capsules. Similarly, the Time Path Detector is not available in Mark I refits. Many operators constructed and install their own force field generators and Time Path Indicators.
Panel 1: Communications & Exterior Monitor
Panel 2: Mechanical & Master Control
Panel 3: Fabrication & Information Systems
Panel 4: Diagnostic & Internal Ship Systems
Panel 5: Navigation
Panel 6: Helm & Dematerialization Systems
- Required a Rassilon Imprimature
- Equipped with a Passenger Adoption Scanning Terminal (PAST)
- Used Old High Gallifreyan for their programming code.
- Components constructed with exitonic circuitry.
- Equipped with Telepathic Circuits
- Equipped with an Architectural Configuration Program
- Equipped with long-term Life support
- Equipped with Governor Circuits
- One of the first models equipped with Molecular Stabilizers for self-repair
- Capable of being controlled by the "Worshipful and ancient Law of Gallifrey"
- Equipped with a Data-Core and Data-Banks.
- Equipped with a Voice Integrator
- First to have a Remote Control option.
- Optional Automatic Defence Network
- Equipped with a Hostile Action Displacement System (HADS)
- Equipped with Isomorphic Security System
- Equipped with Temporal Grace Circuits
- Equipped with a Chameleon Circuit
- Required chameleon disguises to be manually created with machine code
- Required regular Chameleon Conversions to keep the Camouflage Unit from freezing
- Could time lock areas with a reality quotient of up to 3.
- Very primitive Stabilizers
- No Force Barrier
- No Time Path Indicators
- No Extreme Emergency Lever
- No Fabrication Dispenser
- No computer readout screen to display data.
Console Layout Notes
- Equipped with more then one Control Room
- Equipped with a hexagonal free-standing Master Control Console
- Panels now numbered counter clockwise.
- Dematerialization Switch found on Diagnostic panel
- Scanner Switch found on Helm Panel
- Time Vector Generator located behind one of the roundels in Control Room Number 2
The following color code is used:
- Black: For information from the TV Series, including Dimensions in Time, and 1996 TV Movie.
- Blue: For information from the Novels and Audios including Target, Virgin, BCC, and Big Finish.
- Green: For information from 'licensed' reference sources such as the Technical Manual, Doctor Who Magazine, and the Role Playing Games.
- Red: For information from unofficial sources -The Faction Paradox series, behind the scenes interviews, author's speculation, and popular fan belief.
The TARDIS Technical Index is copyright Will B Swift.