TARDIS Technical Index

Remote-Parallel Mode

Using the Tracking Monitor Control Board, the navigation units of ] two TARDISes can be Remote-Paralleled so that wherever one goes the other will go too. If the power ratios are correctly known and balanced this function can even be used on another TARDIS that is being tracked by the Time Path Indicator.

A variation of this function allows an operator who has access to the Control Crystal of another TARDIS to use his console to enact complete Parallel Control over the other TARDIS. This allows him to remotely operate almost all the systems of the other TARDIS. Parallel control can even be used to have precise control over a TARDIS equipped with a symbiotic bypass.

Both forms of parallel control can be thwarted by reversing the time vector drive. However this tears a rift in the Vortex and drains the power of both TARDISes to the point where there is not enough to jump start the systems.

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