A TARDIS can materialize around an object. This object will then appear within a TARDIS's interior. A TARDIS automatically diverts these objects to the currently occupied control room, but this can be overridden to make the object appear anywhere in the interior that the operator desires. It is dangerous to materialize around objects with temporal or multidimensional displacement (such as another Time Travel Capsule).
If programmed correctly a TARDIS can dematerialize leaving whatever has recently entered it behind at the original coordinates. This can be done with objects that were spatially overlapped or objects that entered through the Main Doors.
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.