TARDIS Technical Index

Primary Control Room

A primary control room

The Primary Control Room (or Number One Control Room) is designed for standard flights. It contains a more stylized Control Console, which is mostly automated. Later marks of these consoles have few advanced options. Indeed many versions lack even a Time Rotor. This lack of functionality has resulted in at least one Time Lord restoring his TARDIS to earlier Mark III specifications.

Like almost all TARDISes created after the Type 19, the Console is a free-standing hexagonal structure, The interior design of a control room (and the rest of the TARDIS) is decorated using Psychosculpture. The Psychosculputure is driven by device similar to a Chameleon Circuit - thus the interior has about as much possibility for variation as the exterior does. In the case of the Primary Control Room, the aesthetics of the operator often take precedence over functionality. This is expressed by users choice of Desktop Theme. In later refits this resulted in it being more difficult to control secondary systems from the Primary Control Room. The overall décor of the Primary Control Room is always fashioned to fit the whims of the Time Lord operator. Sometimes the console isn't even a hexagon. Despite this the lack of functionality offered in the primary control room

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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