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A TARDIS control console (PROSE: Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor) or central control console (PROSE: Memorandum, The Christmas Inversion) — often simply known as "the console" or the TARDIS console — controlled most of the operations of the TARDIS that allowed for manoeuvrability through time and space. It was the namesake of the room of the TARDIS in which it was found — a room alternately known as the "control room" or "console room".

As the Tremas Master once highlighted, essential as they were to the functioning of the ship, "TARDIS control consoles [were] not hammer-proof". If the controls were damaged, for example by a blow from a hammer, it would become impossible to alter the ship's course until they were repaired. (PROSE: How did this creep get in here, Professor?)


A TARDIS control console had a wide range of functions. Chiefly, it was the device used to control a TARDIS' flight. But it also contained a variety of other devices and buttons. It could be used to open the exterior doors, (TV: An Unearthly Child, et al.) control the chameleon circuit, (TV: Logopolis) access the TARDIS information system (TV: Castrovalva) and a vocal archive, (PROSE: The Nameless City) dispense condiments, (TV: Vincent and the Doctor) make the TARDIS invisible, (TV: The Invasion) eject waste tanks located further within the TARDIS, (TV: The Husbands of River Song) and provide power to devices outside the TARDIS and activate loudspeakers on the exterior of the TARDIS. (TV: Utopia) The Tenth Doctor's TARDIS console also came equipped with a coffee machine. (AUDIO: Spinvasion)

In addition, the console could even travel in space and time by itself, independently of the rest of the TARDIS, though it lacked the power generation and supply facilities to manage more than one or two jumps before needing to be recharged. If supplied with a considerable amount of power, the console is capable of slipping into parallel universes. (TV: Inferno, The Doctor's Wife)

The Tenth Doctor explained its hexagonal shape and control layout was attributed to a TARDIS' specification of an intended six pilots, whilst the Doctor frequently piloted his own TARDIS single-handed. (TV: Journey's End)

The functionality of a TARDIS console was not majorly impeded by changes to aesthtic or control layout if the pilot understood the fundamental systems; the War and Tenth Doctors were capable of operating the Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS console, despite being unfamiliar with the layout, as was River Song. (TV: The Day of the Doctor, The Husbands of River Song) However, the Thirteenth Doctor did remark that becoming familar with new console hardware required some getting used to. (TV: Rosa, Kerblam!)

First and Second Doctor[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (An Unearthly Child)
The control consoles of eight separate Doctors, and a Type 1 TARDIS (COMIC: The Lost Dimension)

This was the default console possessed by all TARDISes, which was originally designed and fitted in the Doctor's TARDIS when the First Doctor stole it. (TV: Hell Bent; AUDIO: The Beginning) It was white coloured. (TV: Twice Upon a Time) The Second Doctor inherited the console and retained the same design. (TV: The Power of the Daleks)

In a timeline where the TARDIS crashed on the Tick-Tock World, Susan found that the console had survived the crash. She attempted to use it to connect to one of the echoes of the TARDIS but its damaged state forced her to abandon the idea. (AUDIO: Tick-Tock World)

Second Doctor's Stattenheim remote[[edit]]

During his travels, the Second Doctor travelled using a TARDIS console as large as the one used by the Fifth up to the Seventh Doctors but with the same wooden control panels and time rotor as the ones used by the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. Where a cube is usually seen it instead had a teleport control shaped like a perspex dome containing a Stattenheim remote control. (TV: The Two Doctors) These changes were according to one account due to the linking with the Stattenheim remote which synchronised the TARDIS with Gallifrey (AUDIO: The Black Hole) or according to another account as part of a "complete overhaul" made by the CIA (PROSE: World Game)

Third Doctor[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (An Unearthly Child)
Main article: TARDIS console (The Claws of Axos)
The disconnected console in the Third Doctor's laboratory. (TV: The Ambassadors of Death)

Early in his exile on Earth the Third Doctor removed the console from the rest of the TARDIS in his attempts to get it working, storing it in his lab at UNIT HQ. (TV: The Ambassadors of Death) He managed briefly to operate the console independently of the TARDIS, at one point using it to perform a short spatial shift to get himself, Liz Shaw and the Brigadier away from Unzal-controlled UNIT soldiers, (AUDIO: The Unzal Incursion) and on another occasion accidentally travelling to a parallel Earth after he removed so many security protocols that he travelled sideways in time. (TV: Inferno) The console was eventually reinstalled by River Song, (AUDIO: Rivers of Light) though on a later occasion during his work with Jo Grant the Doctor appeared to have separated it for repairs again. (TV: Day of the Daleks)

The Third Doctor made significant functional alterations to the TARDIS console, though its aesthetic appearance wasn't too dissimilar to that of the previous console, in that it was a more obvious shade of green, and the time rotor had a different internal structure, consisting of three, illuminated green rods surrounding a centre red one. The panels were bigger than before but carried out much of the same controls.

The console itself also had a series of lines on it connecting all of the controls, though this didn't seem to have any function other than aesthetic. The controls on the console were also larger, even if they weren't in different places. This console also had an emergency summons control which sent a distress signal to the Time Lords in times of dire crisis. (TV: The Three Doctors)

Fourth and Fifth Doctor[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (Planet of Evil)
The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith at the controls. (TV: Planet of Evil)

The console in the TARDIS after the Doctor's regeneration into his fourth incarnation had a lot of changes. It was actually in the centre of the console room and had a completely different control layout. The time rotor also changed, but was not entirely different to the previous model, in that it was completely red/pink and fully illuminated. (TV: Planet of Evil) The door control was a lever with a large red handle. (TV: Earthshock)

Whilst the TARDIS was recovering from infection by Scratchman, the console appeared to be made out of wicker. (PROSE: Scratchman)

This console remained in place following the redecoration of the main control room. (TV: The Invisible Enemy)

The console was, at least for a time, fitted with a slot for the tracer to track down the Key to Time by Romana I. (TV: The Ribos Operation)

Just like all of the previous consoles, the Doctor and, on occasions, certain companions could access and repair the TARDIS's systems through panels at the base of the console. Also concealed underneath a console panel was a switch which revealed a hidden keyboard that protruded from beneath another set of switches, which the Doctor used to manually override the chameleon circuit. (TV: Logopolis) The Fifth Doctor inherited this control room. (TV: Castrovalva)

Whilst the ship was invaded by Cybermen, the console was damaged by a shot from a Cyber-gun, preventing the Doctor rescuing Adric from the imminent crash of a Space freighter. (TV: Earthshock)

Whilst on Mondas during the genesis of the Cybermen, Nyssa brought a primitive Cybermat into the TARDIS, which attacked the TARDIS console causing it to catch fire. The Cybermat gnawed through a power conduit, frying itself. Nyssa subsequently repaired the console. (AUDIO: Spare Parts)

The Doctor was forced to destroy this console when Chaos made an attempt to hijack the TARDIS on Mekalion. (AUDIO: The Kamelion Empire)

Fourth Doctor secondary console[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (The Masque of Mandragora)
The secondary control console, which also contained a writing desk. (TV: The Deadly Assassin)

For a short period, the Fourth Doctor relocated to a secondary control room in the TARDIS with an entirely different console to any that had come before it. (TV: The Masque of Mandragora) Smaller and more spartan than previous designs, the console, which was entirely made of wood, did not possess a time rotor. It instead seemed to occasionally have a circular mirror at its centre which Tegan Jovanka argued to the Fifth Doctor looked like it was used for shaving and he concurred that it "could also be used for that". (AUDIO: The Kamelion Empire) The controls were an array of buttons concealed behind hinged wooden flaps on the console itself.

Not all of these hinged flaps concealed controls either, with one hiding a writing desk beneath it, complete with Prydonian Chapter stationery. (TV: The Deadly Assassin)

Eventually, the Fourth Doctor went back to using the redecorated primary console room, (TV: The Invisible Enemy) though the secondary room was later utilised by the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Doctors on occasion. (AUDIO: The Kamelion Empire, COMIC: Changes, The Mark of Mandragora)

The Seventh Doctor later tricked Qataka, a megalomaniac who had downloaded her mind into the TARDIS, into thinking that the life support systems were controlled from the secondary control room's console, which he subsequently jettisoned from the TARDIS. However, Qataka was able to use the console to turn herself into the Timewyrm. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Genesys)

Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctor[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (The Five Doctors)
The Fifth Doctor admires the newly redesigned console. (TV: The Five Doctors)

After the destruction of the previous console, (AUDIO: The Kamelion Empire) the Fifth Doctor redesigned the TARDIS console with an entirely different control layout. (TV: The Five Doctors, et al.) This model of console consisted almost entirely of panels of toggle switches and monitors protruding from among these panels, with the exceptions being the controls operating the door and the scanner.

The top and bottom of the panels were also built on a slant raised up from the top of the base and to the edge of the time rotor, which also had a different design, appearing as a multiple-layered glass structure built around a series of pulsating rods and lights. The base of the console was significantly different, with indented shapes in its six sides and hexagons risen out from them.

With this new design, repairs could no longer be made from the base of the console, but instead through wiring behind the roundels throughout the TARDIS. (TV: Terminus, Attack of the Cybermen, etc). However, some functions could be accessed from behind the slanted panels beneath the controls (TV: Planet of Fire)

This console was inherited by the Sixth and Seventh Doctors. (TV: The Twin Dilemma, Time and the Rani)

Following his encounter with the Doctor on the Cheetah Planet, (TV: Survival) the Tremas Master sought revenge by attacking the console with a hammer, preventing the Doctor controlling the TARDIS' destination. (PROSE: How did this creep get in here, Professor?)

The broken console. (COMIC: Ground Zero)

This console was badly damaged when the Seventh Doctor flew the TARDIS into humanity's collective unconcious in an attempt to rescue Susan, Sarah Jane, Peri and Ace. (COMIC: Ground Zero)

Seventh Doctor[[edit]]

Yellow design[[edit]]

Another console used by the Seventh Doctor. (COMIC: Operation Volcano)

Sometime during his travels with Ace, the Seventh Doctor used a new design of control room. The console in this room was attached directly to the ceiling by the time rotor and hung above the floor of the room, surrounded by six columns. The time rotor appeared to glow yellow, (COMIC: The Armaggedon Gambit) or white. (COMIC: Operation Volcano)

Beige design[[edit]]

Whilst travelling with Ace the Seventh Doctor also used another console more similar to his previous consoles, (COMIC: The Chameleon Factor, Metamorphosis) which he was still using by the time Bernice Summerfield had joined the pair in the TARDIS. (COMIC: The Last Word)

Seventh and Eighth Doctor[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (Doctor Who)
The Eighth Doctor and Grace Holloway at the controls. (TV: Doctor Who)

The console in the control room used by the Seventh Doctor by the end of his life was the most significantly different model of console the TARDIS had seen at that point. The base of the console was made of metal with three supports holding up the base of the control panels, which were made of wood. The controls adopted a somewhat Victorian aesthetic, including wooden dials, switches and a large brake lever which enacted an emergency halt in the TARDIS' flight.

While the console had a small monitor connected above the time rotor, there was a large lever on one of the panels which activated a larger scanner which engulfed the entire ceiling of the control room. This console had a completely different time rotor; instead of being a singular column ascending and descending like previous consoles, the time rotor on this console was a raised cylindrical structure, containing two sets of ascending and descending, translucent rods, one at the top and one at the bottom, with the structure itself halting at a different metal structure at the top, with four support girders emerging from it, which were connected to the floor around the base of the console with room for the Doctor to move around it.

The Eighth Doctor inherited this console, (TV: Doctor Who) and according to some accounts was still using it towards the end of his life during the Last Great Time War. (PROSE: Ghost of Christmas Past, The Day of the Doctor)

Eighth Doctor[[edit]]

Following the TARDIS' century-long recovery from becoming the Edifice, (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell) the TARDIS interior took on a new appearance as the amnesiac Eighth Doctor resumed his travels. (PROSE: Escape Velocity) One account claimed the console in this interior was octagonal, (PROSE: The Slow Empire) though another depicted it as pentagonal. (PROSE: Trading Futures)

War Doctor[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (The Day of the Doctor)
Three Doctors in the War Doctor's control room. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)

In the midst of the Last Great Time War, the War Doctor again changed the desktop theme of the TARDIS control room with another radically redesigned console. This console had six curved coral supports with a connecting ring holding the control panels in place, and the console itself was circular instead of hexagonal. The control panels themselves were translucent and lit white with the controls being connected to them, including the main dematerialisation lever; there were also controls connected to the coral supports on the console.

The base of the console also had a plethora of wires emerging from it. The time rotor was raised from a metal support with two coral rings along the base. Like the previous console, the rotor was raised to the ceiling, and contained a white-lit glass structure with a single set of rings that ascend and descend during flight. The top of the rotor had an identical but larger set of coral rings compared to the bottom, continuing with a large structure at the top.

From the top of the structure emerged the rough coral supports which curved along the walls of the room. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)

Ninth and Tenth Doctor[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (Rose)
The control console in use by the Ninth and Tenth Doctors.

The console used by the Ninth Doctor and inherited by the Tenth Doctor was almost identical to the previous one; the differences, however, include the change of white lighting to bright green and the alteration of some of the controls. The time rotor was also slightly different, as it now had a similar structure to that used by the Eighth Doctor; the pair of rings connected to glass pillars were doubled, one set being at the top and the other at the bottom. In flight, these rings would rise and collapse towards and away from each other.

This console featured a monitor that displayed Gallifreyan writing with sticky notes left on it by the Doctor. It could also show television channels. (TV: Rose onwards) When Mickey Smith asked Rose Tyler how it worked, Rose said, "It sort of tunes itself." (TV: The Christmas Invasion) The console also contained a working telephone, used once by the Doctor, (TV: World War Three) and a small slot which the Tenth Doctor used to store the mobile phone given to him by Martha Jones. (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem)

When the Saxon Master converted the TARDIS into a paradox machine, the console had undergone many modifications. It was enclosed inside a metal cage, with tubes and appendages attached to it including a pipe at its base connecting to another area of the TARDIS, with a dial showing a readout of the pressure build-up inside. (TV: The Sound of Drums) Jack Harkness destroyed the machine by shooting at the console, causing it to ignite and breaking the paradox. The Doctor subsequently repaired the TARDIS, returning the console to normal. (TV: Last of the Time Lords)

As with the rest of the control room, the console was badly damaged by the Doctor's regeneration into his eleventh incarnation. (TV: The End of Time) During the subsequent crash parts of the console exploded. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)

Eleventh Doctor[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (The Eleventh Hour)
The Eleventh Doctor's first TARDIS interior. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)

When the TARDIS regenerated itself, the console was also drastically different. The shape of the console had returned to hexagonal, but control panels maintained a very unique shape, with the panels themselves being slightly separated from each other. The panels were mostly made of glass and plastic materials with Gallifreyan shapes etched into them and lights present underneath. This was the second console to have a primary dematerialisation lever, which appeared similar to the throttle of a 21st century plane, but with yellow lights.

The time rotor was a different shape and the structure inside was a rising and falling glass structure illuminated by a green light from underneath. (TV: The Eleventh Hour to The Angels Take Manhattan) The Eleventh Doctor made all repairs to the console from underneath the glass floor on which the console was stationed; the console structure continued through the glass floor with an entire system of wires emerging from the base, which the Doctor was constantly reconnecting to improve the console's functionality. (TV: The Vampires of Venice et al.)

The various systems of the Eleventh Doctor's initial console were fairly well-understood. According to one account, each of the six panels controlled discrete functions. The mechanical panel contained the engine release lever, door release lever, gyroscopic stabiliser, locking down mechanism (described as a physical handbrake) and the TARDIS display dials. It also had an aptly-named "wibbly lever", which helped the Doctor and companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams escape after the exterior shell of the TARDIS had materialised inside its interior shell. (TV: Time)

The helm panel contained the eyepiece (an alternative to visual scanners), the time rotor handbrake and the space-time throttle. The navigation panel contained a time and space forward/back control, directional pointer, atom accelerator and the spatial location input (a computer keyboard). The diagnostic panel contained the inertial dampers, the cooling systems (gauges), a bunsen burner and a microphone/water dispenser.

The communications panel contained an analogue telephone, digital com, voice recorder (so the Doctor could leave himself memos), analogue radio waves detector/monitor/changer and a scanner/typewriter.

The fabrication panel contained the materialise/dematerialise function, harmonic generator, time altimeter, a fabrication dispenser (which was described as being able to produce sonic screwdrivers and other technology) which eventually housed the laser screwdriver, and a Heisenberg focusing device which was used to break Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. (GAME: TARDIS)

Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (The Snowmen)
The control console in use by the Twelfth Doctor. (TV: The Pilot)

During his period of grieving the losses of Amy and Rory, the Eleventh Doctor became a recluse; landing his TARDIS on a cloud in Victorian England, and changed the desktop to suit his mood. (TV: The Snowmen) The console in this room was at the centre of the main deck and had a very sophisticated and technological appearance. The base of the console was a supported glass cylinder which was lit in a very bright green light. The six control panels formed a hexagonal console, with each panel containing different types of controls. For example, one was formed up of wheels and gears, (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) while another was completely comprised of the telepathic circuits. (TV: Listen)

These panels could be individually separated from the console structure. The panel furthest from the doors had the main dematerialisation control, as well as a special 'handbrake', which was used by both the Doctor and Clara Oswald in order to keep the TARDIS grounded or bring it in to land urgently. (TV: The Day of the Doctor, Kill the Moon, Under the Lake) Unlike previous consoles, it had two screens, which moved on a rail around the time rotor. The Eleventh Doctor once had a special mounting for his Cyber-head, 'Handles', connected to this rail. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)

The rotor itself contained six green rods which lit up most of the room, and was again raised to the ceiling. The rods and light at the console base were changed to orange by the Twelfth Doctor. (TV: Deep Breath) Above the rotor was a series of three spinning roundels with Gallifreyan symbols embellished on various panels, which moved in opposing directions when the TARDIS was in flight. Just like the previous console, there was a continued system below the control deck, which continued with the lit rods with six metallic protrusions for support, ending with six hinged compartments on the floor that the Doctor had different functions for. (TV: The Bells of Saint John, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Time of the Doctor).

Also beneath the deck, again similar to the previous console, was another system of wires for TARDIS functionality. Among these systems was a secondary link to the TARDIS telepathic circuits; the Doctor used this feature on Clara to retrieve details regarding Trenzalore. (TV: The Name of the Doctor) This console was destroyed when the Thirteenth Doctor pressed a button after her regeneration from the Twelfth Doctor; the time rotor was engulfed in flames and shattered as the console panel she was holding onto gave way, causing the Doctor to fall from the ship. (TV: Twice Upon a Time)

Thirteenth Doctor[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (The Ghost Monument)
The Thirteenth Doctor's console. (TV: Praxeus)

When the TARDIS returned for the Thirteenth Doctor on the planet Desolation, the control room had completely redecorated and a new console was present. The console itself appeared almost naturally grown in keeping with the crystalline appearance of the support structures connecting it to the floor. The time rotor was now a solid crystal with an orange illumination all the way around. There was at least six control panels with steampunk controls strewn across them all. On one of the panels was a small glass model of the TARDIS exterior which spun in flight. The dematerialisation control was a lever at the join between the panels and the time rotor. Beneath a panel was a system for distributing biscuits. (TV: The Ghost Monument) The TARDIS scanner's monitor later became a smoke screen instead. (TV: Spyfall, PROSE: TARDIS Tour)

When the Flux closed in on the TARDIS, the Doctor used a mallet to break the console and unleash vortex energy at the Flux. (TV: The Halloween Apocalypse) After the crisis was resolved she placed a Chameleon Arch containing her memories erased by the Division inside the console, asking the TARDIS to hide it from her. (TV: The Vanquishers)

Fourteenth & Fifteenth Doctors[[edit]]

Main article: TARDIS console (The Star Beast)

A new TARDIS console coincided with the Fourteenth Doctor's life. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"])

Other TARDISes[[edit]]

Alternate version of the Doctor's TARDIS[[edit]]

The console of an alternate TARDIS used by the Seventh Doctor. (PROSE: Human Nature)

For a time the Seventh Doctor used an alternate version of his TARDIS from a mini-universe where he had died in his third incarnation. (PROSE: Blood Heat) One account showed the console of this TARDIS resembling that which the Seventh Doctor would use later in his life, albeit with its time rotor not reaching the ceiling, (PROSE: Human Nature) whilst another depicted it with a console identical to the one he'd inherited from his previous incarnations in the original TARDIS. (PROSE: Head Games)

The Master's TARDIS console[[edit]]

The Third Doctor by the Master's TARDIS console. (TV: The Time Monster)

The Master's TARDIS occasionally altered its interior aesthetics, usually emulating that of the Doctor's TARDIS. Originally, his TARDIS console had a similar aesthetic to the Third Doctor's TARDIS, pertaining to the control layout, with the primary difference being the time rotor, which was not contained in a glass cylinder and, unlike that of the Doctor's console, was instead a symmetrical metal structure which ascended and descended during flight. (TV: The Time Monster)

When the Master reached the end of his original regeneration cycle, his TARDIS was also in a similar condition, with the Master using a generic computer bank to control the ship instead of a regular console. (TV: The Keeper of Traken)

The Master's TARDIS console in an identical form to the Doctor's. (TV: Planet of Fire)

After having taken the body of Tremas, the Master's TARDIS regenerated itself until its console was almost an exact version of the Fifth Doctor's. (TV: Planet of Fire, The Ultimate Foe)

During the Time War, the War Master redesigned his TARDIS again, but to a different style. This console was square, only having four control panels, and had a generic metal base connecting it to the floor. The time rotor in this console was also square-based, containing a series of nine red and white rods, rising and falling toward and away from each other. There was four white rods at the top of the rotor and four red ones at the bottom, with an additional red central rod. (AUDIO: Beneath the Viscoid)

What became of this console and the ship itself is unknown as the Master preset his TARDIS to dematerialise after he exited it on the edge of the Silver Devastation. (AUDIO: The Heavenly Paradigm, TV: Utopia)

Having stolen a new TARDIS after what the Saxon Master described as a "mutual kicking me out" of Gallifrey, (TV: The Doctor Falls) the Spy Master redesigned his TARDIS again, but to a different style. This time, the console was a pyramid on a circle. (TV: Spyfall)

Later, during the events of The Master's Dalek Plan, the Master deliberately redesigned his TARDIS to be a near-replica of the Thirteenth Doctor's, in order to mock her. The console was almost identical to the Doctor's, with the primary differences being the lighting was pink, and instead of a time rotor, the TARDIS had a large cube-like structure hovering above the console. (TV: The Power of the Doctor)

The Rani's TARDIS console[[edit]]

The Sixth Doctor using the Rani's TARDIS console. (TV: The Mark of the Rani)

The First Rani's console had a very unique aesthetic to general TARDIS models, as well as the consoles of the Doctor's and the Master's TARDISes. The Rani's console was round without any distinct panels for the controls. The brim of the console was covered in semi-spheres all the way round, but they didn't appear to have any function. The console was stationed on an elongated metal cylinder in the centre of the control platform. The controls were touch sensitive.

Like the Master's original TARDIS console, this console didn't have a glass cylinder around the rotor, but were instead two magnetised rings which oriented around each other's axis during flight. The Sixth Doctor sabotaged this console in order to defeat the Rani and the Master. (TV: The Mark of the Rani)

During the Master's attempt to correct the ship's trajectory, the TARDIS' primary control room was lost, the console along with it; as a result, the Rani cannibalised other TARDIS parts to merely allow her to control the TARDIS at all. She eventually fitted a crude duplication of the Doctor's console to her TARDIS, again allowing her to pilot it properly. (PROSE: State of Change)

Omega's TARDIS[[edit]]

While plotting against the Time Lords to escape his anti-matter universe, Omega conceived a TARDIS from which to operate. This TARDIS wasn't so much designed for flight as it was for observation and insight to the Matrix. It was completely lacking in a conventional TARDIS console (with a chair for Omega to sit in it's place), and was instead controlled by a single computer close beside the chair, which controlled his observation screens. (TV: Arc of Infinity)

Stormblood and Sepulchra's TARDIS[[edit]]

The Eighth Doctor, Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair discovered a mostly dilapidated TARDIS stationary in the time vortex, which now resembled a gothic castle when the exterior shell was torn apart by time winds. The Time Lords living inside, Stormblood and Sepulchra, who had been driven half mad by residing so long in the vortex, made the regular features of the TARDIS into castle faculties, which included changing the console into a dining table, extensively stripping it of all functionality in the process. (AUDIO: Scenes From Her Life)


The control console of a Time Lord (COMIC: The World Shapers)

The console used in the Doctor's tertiary control room was small and shaped like a mushroom. (PROSE: Nightshade, Sanctuary)

By the time of the Sixth Doctor, new TARDISes had psycho-sculpture in their inside, including the console. Some psycho-sculpture designs include crystal. (COMIC: The World Shapers)

During the Battle for the Tantalus Eye, Patheus' TARDIS had three control consoles, ones that Cinder noted were much more mechanical than the War Doctor's console. (PROSE: Engines of War)