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Published on February 22nd, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

McGann Reunited With TARDIS Console

TV Movie TARDIS consoleThere were some amazing sights at this years Gallifrey One convention – the 23rd annual North American celebration of all things Who based – but none were more amazing than the 1996 TV Movie TARDIS console, lovingly refurbished and reunited with the cast members Eric Roberts, Eliza Roberts Daphne Ashbrook, Paul McGann and producer Philip Segal.

Once again Paul McGann, aided by his eight year-old son, was able to fly his Type 40 TARDIS (albeit, staying very much confined to the Marriott’s lobby) thanks to the restoration work of writer/producer Paul J. Salamoff and friends.

Despite owning the prop for over five years Salamoff very much wanted the newly restored console to be interactive – speaking to LA Weekly:

“I’ve always been very open about letting Doctor Who fans come and see it. I knew what it meant to own a piece of history like this.”

Amongst the new bells and whistles fitted to the console are a recreation of the Doctors bag used to house a replica of his Sonic Screwdriver (fashioned from a remote control) and sound effect clips of the Eighth Doctor himself.

Salamoff has yet to confirm whether the prop will feature at any conventions in the future. However thanks to tips left by fans who queued to be pictured with it Salamoff can start to work on the pieces most eye catching feature, the Time Rotor.

I’m sure they’ll be plenty of fans who would love to pay to see the old girl breath again.


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

5 Responses to McGann Reunited With TARDIS Console

  1. avatar James says:

    Does anyone want to buy this thing for me? Anyone?? :P

    Is this a re-created prop or the real thing used in the 1996 movie?

    • It’s the original, restored!

  2. avatar Stephanie says:

    Just a small correction. Paul McGann’s son Jake, who came with him to the con, is now 21. And seeing the TARDIS console was simply incredible. Thanks to Paul Salamoff for sharing it with us!

  3. avatar Mugen Pharoah says:

    Get rebuilding the whole interior (IMHO the best TARDIS interior of all!) for a McGann reappearance for the fiftieth anniversary….

    I hope

    • avatar James says:

      You hope. I hope. Hopefully Steven Moffat hopes.
      I agree about it being the best, it’s simply brilliant.

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