TARDIS Technical Index

The Universe

(aka Normal Space-Time Continuum, Minkowski Space)

A part of the Universe

The Normal-Space Universe (or N-Space) is the part of the Multiverse which contains the Time Lords and "classic" time. It is experienced by three-dimensional beings (such as Gallifreyans and Humans) as being made up of the first four dimensions-length, width, height, and time. These first four dimensions are sometimes referred to as Minkowski Space.

A TARDIS relocates itself in the conterminous time of N-Space by travelling in the Fifth Dimension (the Space-Time Vortex). This allows it to visit any planet in the Universe and any point in that planet's history.

In actual practice some galaxies under the control of the Confederation have created Tollports that use infra-red flight paths to guide in ships that wish to travel through space or time in that galaxy. The 5 credit fees provide funding for barriers at dangerous hyperpasses. The Time Lords have agreed to pay this fee while operating in Confederation controlled galaxies.

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