There are 4 steps an operator should undertake for rematerializing a TARDIS into the Multiverse. For security purposes the TARDIS Information System does not contain any flight instructions.
1. Synchronic Feedback Unit Activation
The Main Materialization Indicator begins to flash one minute before Re-materialization. At this point the Synchronic Feedback Checking Circuit should be activated. This orients a TARDIS relative to the nearest gravitational force to ensure that it does not arrive "upside down."
2. Multi-Loop Stabilizer Activation
To prevent Materialization a few inches above the intended coordinates the Multi-Loop Stabilizer must be activated prior to landing. The Multi-Loop Stabilizer adjusts a TARDIS to land on a surface. The TARDIS can be put in a Parking-Orbit above a planet before materializing on its surface. If this is desired, then Hover Mode should be substituted for the Multi-loop Stabilizers.
Re-Materialization is the most dangerous part of Vortex flight. A TARDIS has an Automatic Landing Procedure for Materialization, but it is advisable for the operator to use manual materialization since even minor malfunctions in the Automatic Procedure could destroy the TARDIS by sending it outside the Time Spiral.
Manual materialization can be enacted by first toggling Materialization Switch #1, which extends the Dimensional Stabilizers into the Multiverse, and then Materialization Switch #2, which uses a materialization field to displace the atmosphere from the area and causes the dematerialization circuit to extend the Exo-Plasmic Shell into real space. After Materialization, a TARDIS's Artron Mainframe sends a very subtle telepathic signal to the crew to alert them to the fact that the ship has landed. A chime alert can be set to sound when Materialialization has been completed. There is also a small light on the console that indicates when the TARDIS has finished materialization. Zeroing the co-ordinate differential automatic systems to reactivate the real world interface is the 387th and final stage in a TARDIS's space-time flight.
The operator should never initiate a Re-Materialization by deactivating the temporal stabilizer and pulling down the transitional element control rod. This would result in a TARDIS exiting the interstitial continuum at the perihelion of a temporal ellipse, which can induce buffering in the TARDIS's harmonic wave packet transference. In some cases it can even sever the main Fluid Links.
4. Deactivate Drive Systems
After landing, power to the Time Rotor should be switched off by reversing the Rotor Control. The Transit Switch should also be toggled to power down the TARDIS's drive systems, and the navigational controls should be returned to their off positions. At this point is it standard procedure to check the Scanner for a visual overview, and check exterior levels of oxygen, atmospheric pressure, temperature, and radiation.
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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