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So, in addition to the New Doctor, and the New Companion, (and I suppose the New Logo) one of the things fans are generally eager to get an advance look at is the New Tardis... or at least, the new interior. They had to change the set for the switch to HD, and the show is known for changing the look on a semi-regular basis (they even included a line in Time Crash about 9/10's TARDIS look being the "Desktop Theme" (called Coral, for that variation). Well, we've got our first hint of what the next look will be. It's here, and it's pretty safe for spoilerphobes, don't seem to be anything in the pictures or article itself aside from the Tardis pic that could give anything away (can't vouch for comments of course, but I don't think there is anything there either).

My thoughts... okay, not as different as I expected.
I believe it's something 'painted on' to give actors an idea of what it looks like, or used for certain far shots, with the actual look being CGIed in as appropriate in most normal shots. The color scheme is sort of similar (more red, though), but looks more like a machine, rather than some kind of vast natural space that has a control box inside, which I actually like (if the TARDIS STARTED that way, then that's one thing, but it's usually looked like a machine so the organic look of the new series doesn't sit right). Have to see it in action, and so there's really not much to say. I think at this point, if it matches what I have in my mind, I probably like it more than the previous one, although the colors MIGHT feel a bit off. But we'll see.

Date: 2009-10-22 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] locker-monster.livejournal.com
I'm so glad you said this was spoiler free. I was reluctant to click on any links until now.

You really don't see much in that picture, do you? I wanted to see the console, but I guess that would be giving too much away. But stairs? Will this mean that we'll be seeing other parts of the TARDIS? Or at least, a hint that there are other rooms in the TARDIS? Because the current console room is very much lacking in another door that leads to somewhere.

Everything else so far, the TARDIS exterior and the new logo, scream Classic Who, so I wouldn't be surprised if the console looks a little old school, too. I don't mind the machine look myself. Maybe it'll be a combination of classic and new.

Date: 2009-10-22 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] newnumber6.livejournal.com
Yeah, I actually chose that link specifically cause there was almost nothing else on the page, since I know how you like to be surprised on everything plotly.

It really isn't very much, is it? Just sort of a taste of the overall style. No console (well, there's a blob that might be one edge of it, but it's not distinguishable), and a staircase, and the newest version of the round-plates, that's about all you can tell.

I hope since they've gone to the trouble of making a new set, they made a few more interior sets. Even if's just a few interchangable hallways and a room that can be dressed up for a lot of different occasions. One of the things I enjoy about the classic Who I'm watching lately is they actually go IN to the TARDIS a fair bit. Like, to different rooms. I know it's a bit weird, but I like seeing little 'slice of life' things too, like where the Doctor (or the companion) sleeps, or eat, or so on. Helps build up the 'reality' of the fictional universe.

Date: 2009-10-23 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fiddlersgreen.livejournal.com
Given that Moffatt is clearly a big fan of old-Who in general and the Davison era in particular (which had a lot of that stuff), I would not at all be surprised to see that, budget permitting.

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