TARDIS Technical Index

TARDIS Navigation

A TARDIS in the vortex

"The indicator of lasting worth in a civilization is the discovery that multidimensionality is much more than a convenient mathematical concept. When a civilization considers dimensions beyond the three most common, not as intangibles for academics, but as building blocks to be moved about and bent to the individual will, that is the true test of greatness. That civilization will never die!" - The Book of the Old Time, Volume 17

This section gives a brief overview of the nature of the universe and the environments that a TARDIS has access to. It also has a detailed description of the standard stages of TARDIS flight, including dematerialization, vortex travel, and rematerialization. The section finishes with a list of various flight modes and options such as Emergency Stops, Remote Parallel Control, and Time Ram.

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  • 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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