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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:
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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