TARDIS Technical Index

TARDIS Special Extras

A TARDIS with extra features fitted

The TT Capsules of the Time Lords can be substantially modified or reconfigured by individual operators. They can be made to interface with a huge variety of other devices. Customization can range from selection of a favourite Desktop Theme for the Primary Control Room to installation of alien technology such as ketchup and mustard dispensers. Some of these customizations can even lead to a change in the timeship's designation. When a TARDIS acquires extra internal dimensions its acronym changes. The word 'dimension' is pluralized, making it a Time and Relative Dimensions in Space

Popular modifications include construction and addition of components not available for the current refit. Many owners of Mark I capsules built their own Force Barrier Generators or Safety Precaution Selector. Others had built their own Cybernetic Personality Matrix Interface like that found on a Type 51A TARDIS.

It should be noted that an older TARDIS can only be upgraded so far before implementing such modifications become dangerous to the TARDIS and sometimes even the operator himself. Operators are also warned that some TARDISes gets quite upset when their parts are removed and used in other devices. They tend to hold a grudge about this and operate unpredictably for quite some time after being used as a technology donor.

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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