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Published on November 29th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Do I Want to Fly the TARDIS? DUH!

In a new interview to promote the Doctor Who Experience, the BBC’s live entertainment MD, Philip Murphy, revealed that research was carried out to discover that fans wanted to experience the inside of the TARDIS.

This has come as a surprise to pretty much everyone who has a brain of their own – of course Doctor Who fans want to go in the TARDIS!

Are you insane? How much did this research cost, exactly?!

What was the original inspiration behind the interactive adventure?
“It was designed because we did conduct some research and asked fans what they wanted from a live Doctor Who experience. The number one response was ‘I want to go inside the Tardis’. We then had to find a way to create an engaging, interactive experience that let you achieve that.

“It was that fan response that led us to create the walk-through, because that created the need for an adventure and we built it up for there. It’s genuinely a fan-led production, in that sense.”

What were they expecting, a top response of “I want to be Sil”?!

Meanwhile the obviously out-of-his-league Murphy revealed that the TARDIS sequence features a big CGI finale.

“There’s a bunch of special effects throughout the whole walk-through, involving the Tardis and where you fly it to. It then culminates in a CGI sequence that involves 3-D animation. I should stress that it’s the finale, but it’s not a big part of it. It’s a couple of minutes at the end of the sequence, but it ends things with a really impressive bang!”

Tickets are already available for the Doctor Who Experience which opens on Sunday, February 20th, 2011 at London’s Olympia Two venue.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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