All TARDISes have a core known as a Time Sceptre. It contains the control rooms, the power and drive systems, life support, and basic crew facilities. Each segment is an independent micro universe whose size isdependent upon the requirements of the systems it contains.
The tower of the Time Sceptre is enclosed in a spherical chamber that is several miles in diameter. The surface of this chamber appears to be made of grey and black clouds. Any rip in this chamber's structure would reveal the Vortex outside. This sphere is covered with numerous pods connected by rods. These are the extra rooms and corridors. New customized modules (rooms) are added when needed. Depending on the configuration there can also be multiple Corinthian columns within the chamber.
All Time Sceptres have the following major segments. From top to bottom these are:
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.