Time Path Indicator
The Time Path Indicator is found only in the Secondary Control Room. The Time Path Indicator uses the Interstitial Antenna to collect data from the Vortex. With the aid of the Vector Tracker, the Time Path Indicator can can scan the time curve (aka wormhole) and track the position and course of other "nearby" Time Travel Capsules in the Vortex via their disturbances. It can also be used to track and follow other objects and vessels traveling in the same time track. (aka wormhole) It does not provide enough information to identify the type of timeship detected. A quick transference jump can be used to lose anyone tracking a TARDIS.
Using this display as a guide, a TARDIS can "pulled alongside" another Time Ship in its time curve. This will cause the Vortex shields of the two ships to begin jamming each other and eventually the sub-neutron circuits of one (or both) ships shields will fail.
The Time Path Indicator is not available in Mark I TARDISes and other Vintage Capsules, but many operators construct and install their own. The Indicator can be removed from the console and used as a portable "alarm" to detect approaching Time Travel Capsules.
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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