TARDIS Technical Index

Fast Return Switch

Fast Return Switch

This device uses sequential regression to return a TARDIS to the approximate location and time of the previous landing site. Travel using the Fast Return Switch is considerably less energy intensive than most other flights. To operate this Fast Return Switch turn it in a clockwise direction. Earlier landing sites can be reached by depressing the switch multiple times. A stuck Fast Return Switch will force a TARDIS to travel back in time until it collides with, and is destroyed by, the formation of a galaxy or even the entire universe./tv] For this reason/unoff] some models of the Fast Return control have a crystal which flashes to indicate when it is in operation.

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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