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Published on July 6th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Classic TARDIS Recon Set at Paris Comic Con

The rebuilt original TARDIS console from Mark Gatiss’ An Adventure in Space and Time has been a key attraction at the Paris Comic Con this year, where the unusual shade of green was apparently a popular talking point.

(In the black and white days, colouring a prop or set object green made it appear white, fact fans!)

Tweeted by many, the console is a faithful reproduction of the original, and is seen here with the TARDIS internal doors positioned at the opposite side.

How long is it until November…?


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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+.

4 Responses to Classic TARDIS Recon Set at Paris Comic Con

  1. avatar Teesside Tardis says:

    The console looks fantastic, it would be great if they could some how use it in the 50th.

  2. avatar rickjlundeen says:

    Truly the best console ever. I’ve been wondering for awhile now if they weren’t going to utilize it in the special. They got a whole new budget for the Gatiss special so why not use it?

  3. avatar Tony Farrell says:

    It is indeed good to have the ‘old girl’ back even if (on close inspection) she’s not quite a faithful reproduction of Peter Brachaki’s original. But,listing the differences would be carping criticism.
    As to the green chosen for the prop, fact fans, it should, in fact, be the same pale green as the roundelled walls.
    On The Aztecs DVD, we’re told by Barry Newbery that the BBC used a standard colour palette where colours where given the prefix TX (abbreviated from ‘transmission’).TX32 is a grey-white, whilst the pale green colour appears to have been referred to as TX40 and is most likely Silvan Green as supplied by the Mylands Paint Company.

    • THIS. This is why I love TARDIS builders.

      Thanks Tony!

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