10 Great TARDIS Moments from ‘Doctor Who’



This weekend – Saturday at 8/7c on BBCAMERICA – we get to have a proper rummage around in the bowels of the TARDIS, in the Doctor Who adventure that is helpfully titled Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS.

Which has, of course, prompted a whole series of discussions debating the relative worth of previous trips in and around this most mysterious of blue boxes. The Doctor’s TARDIS has been a subject of fascination and debate ever since the chameleon circuit first got stuck, when hiding as a police box in 1963, and the Doctor’s granddaughter’s teachers stumbled into a whole new world. It remains as iconic and enigmatic now as it did then, from the little lamp on top to the hexagonal console inside.

So, here’s a tiny selection of the overwhelming array of amazing TARDIS moments from the last 50 years. If yours isn’t listed, be a good fellow/poppet and stick it in the comments below, mm?

Let’s start with the classics:

1: The Outside/Inside Juxtaposition Revelation

2: The Outside/Inside Juxtaposition Exposition

3: My Spaceship Is Better Than Your Spaceship

4: You Can’t Hotwire A TARDIS

5: There’s A Dressing-Up Room Inside


6: And A Zero Room, For Contemplation And Recovery

7: And A Swimming Pool!

8: It’s Meant To Be Driven By Six People

9: It Is Not A Snogbox!

10: The TARDIS Is, And Always Will Be, Sexy


What’s your favorite TARDIS moment? Tell us here:

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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