TARDIS Technical Index

Gravity Tractor Beam

TARDIS tractor beam

The Tractor Beam works by turning the polarity of the TARDIS's Vortex Drive to generate a field of negative energy that takes the form of an anti-gravity spiral. This field is capable of countering the effects of a black hole at short range. The tractor beam can exert enormous amounts of gravitational energy in 5 second bursts. It is even capable of towing planets around. Operation of the system on full power puts a severe strain on the capsule. When shifting planetary or stellar bodies it requires a full crew of six to prevent serious distortion of a TARDIS's interior spatial dimensions.

Tractor beamUsing the dials beneath the dematerialization array the operator can use the secondary attachment to link to the energy signature of an object in space. If that object has likewise had its energy signature locked on to the TARDIS's engines the TARDIS can pull the object through the Vortex and drop it elsewhere in space and time.[/ttv]

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.
  • The TARDIS Technical Index is copyright Will B Swift.

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