TARDIS Technical Index

Mark VI Console Refit

(The Doctor's TARDIS : Seasons 15-18)
A Mark VI ConsoleA Mark VI Time Column
The Mark VI TARDIS Refit (first[/unoff] found on the Type 70) was considered to be perfectly modern at the time of the Sontaran invasion of Gallifrey. Its control layout followed the Mark V very closely. A Jibbert Cathocode Troisieme Timepiece was added to the console, and the Telepathic Circuits were enhanced. This allowed internal voice-activated lifts and doors. The Mark VI had a Chameleon Circuit that was much faster and easier to use.
Diagram of a Mark VI Console layout
Panel 1: Fabrication & Information Systems

Panel 2: Communications & Exterior Monitor

Panel 3: Mechanical & Master Control

Panel 4: Helm & Dematerialization Systems

Panel 5: Navigation

Panel 6: Diagnostic & Internal Ship Systems

(Pictures from www.themindrobber.co.uk)

Console Layout Notes

  • Panels numbered counter clockwise
  • Fabrication Panel equipped with a Fabrication Dispenser with a Sump Flush
  • Fabrication Panel equipped with a computer readout screen
  • Auxiliary readouts for communications, sensors, and repair diagnostics now found on Fabrication Panel
  • Read-Out Displays for Stabilizing Planes moved to Navigation Panel
  • Telepathic Circuits moved to Helm Panel
  • Auxiliary Power Control moved to Helm Panel
  • Main Power Bus Levers moved to Helm Panel
  • Diagnostic Panel contains and Organic Diagnostic, Bunsen Burner, Microphone, and Water Dispenser
  • Door Switch moved to Diagnostic Panel
  • Scanner Control moved to Diagnostic Panel
  • Chameleon Circuit Controls moved to Diagnostic Panel
  • Scanner Switch moved to Mechanical Panel
  • Read-Out Displays for Radiation moved to Communications Panel
  • Communications Panel has an Analogue Crosstime Telephone
  • The Time Vector Generator can be found on the underside of the console
  • Had more limited options for the Primary Control Room, in comparison to Console Room Number 2

Color Key

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.
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