TARDIS Technical Index

Microjumps

(Short Hops)

This is a "short hop" through Space or Time, usually less then a few hundred miles or a decade through time. Microjumps through space are usually achieved by disconnecting the Time Element to prevent any temporal drift. Due to the Blinovitch Limitation Effect they are difficult to perform accurately and even more difficult to accurately reverse. Performing several micro-jumps in a row causes a build-up of residual Artron energy, which makes a TARDIS easier to track. It should be noted that the complexity of micro-jumps is directly proportional to the size of the universe the capsule is attempting to navigate.

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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