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Author Topic: What would a 19th century Tardis look like?  (Read 1455 times)
Atterton
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« on: December 07, 2015, 06:39:40 pm »

We all know that the reason why the Tardis looks like a police box, is because the chameleon circuit got broken while the Doctor visited the 1960s. What if it had been some time in the 1800s instead? What objects from back then might it look like?
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 06:50:24 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 06:54:13 pm »

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2015, 07:09:17 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 07:16:57 pm »

something that wass commonpace enough to be inconspicuous on a Victorian street.
I am afraid that the first thing that came to mind was something like, This.......




Or this.


or even this.


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Not as flippant as it seems, after all, it meets all the requirements of a Tardis. the right size, anonymous, easy access, and an element of style in the design.


EDIT: I see that von Corax has beten me to this conclusion by a few seconds.
Great minds think alike.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 07:18:26 pm »

You know, I did consider one of those before going with the idea of a WH Smiths stand. 
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Atterton
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 07:21:35 pm »

Great minds think of toilets?
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2015, 07:28:06 pm »

Great Dirty minds think of toilets?

Fixed that for you.  Erm, in my case, sadly yes  Sad  Undecided 
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2015, 07:37:08 pm »

EDIT: I see that von Corax has beten me to this conclusion by a few seconds.
Great minds think alike.

I'd say I'm flush with pride, but I fear it might come off as a canned response.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2015, 07:43:05 pm »



Badum Tish!!!
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2015, 07:44:58 pm »

Wait those things are victorian?
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 07:52:02 pm »

Victorian and Edwardian. See the link behind my spoiler for more information.
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 07:54:39 pm »

Why do their toilets look better than our houses?  Sad
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 09:40:45 pm »

Victorian and Edwardian. See the link behind my spoiler for more information.



we have those things in Amsterdam

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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2015, 09:56:03 pm »

Wait those things are victorian?

Oh yes, the ones in Paris were introduced during the *I think* 2nd Republic as a public health measure to stop people (mainly men) p*ssing relieving themselves in the street
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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2015, 10:02:29 pm »

Is that hexagonal Tardis based on something specific?
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2015, 10:08:51 pm »

Is that hexagonal Tardis based on something specific?

on the tardis.

that´s all I know
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2015, 11:03:33 pm »

Why do their toilets look better than our houses?  Sad

Because the Victorians knew a thing of beauty was a joy forever .....
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« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2015, 11:29:49 pm »

Do the royal guards in the UK have hexagonal shelters?
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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2015, 11:35:05 pm »

Do the royal guards in the UK have hexagonal shelters?

Lovely idea but no. 
They look more like a dog Kennel that someone has stretched vertically - but to be fair they do have a nice paint job and they have to be tall as all guardsmen are tall AND wear a busby too!
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2015, 03:56:21 am »

It's bigger on the outside!...Wink
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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2015, 05:15:42 am »

The ones in Amsterdam look like pill boxes. Huh


...and it should be 'bahdum(or close to it) tush!' Wink


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« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2015, 09:05:32 am »

Why do their toilets look better than our houses?  Sad

Because we tend to like ols things, according to Michiel Galema (one of my teacher) at least.
There are lists of "ugliest buildings in the netherlands" that date back to 1700 that have been used in tests. People not knowing what kind of buildings they were looking at mostly called the early ones "beautifull" while there were proven sources to state these buildings were viewed as exceptionally ugly in the time of building. We also tend to dislike the style of the generation right before us, as this will been seen as old and out of fashion rather than beautifull, reappreciation only happens later. A lot of our houses happen to be build by this generation.

I agree with you, though, their toilets do look nice.
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« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2015, 12:27:43 pm »

Though most probably not specifically 19th century or victorian:



Somewhat impractical location-wise:



Things that have been used on the show (though not these ones specifically):




I've sometimes wondered whether the original idea in the show had had been to switch out the props for the TARDIS exterior, but then the showrunners realized how hard it was to find anything else that suited the size/shape/has a door requirements.
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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2015, 12:49:30 pm »




Is that hexagonal Tardis based on something specific?


I suspect that the hexagonal Tardis may be based on a victorian letter box.





Do the royal guards in the UK have hexagonal shelters?


Lovely idea but no.  
They look more like a dog Kennel that someone has stretched vertically - but to be fair they do have a nice paint job and they have to be tall as all guardsmen are tall AND wear a busby too!


A Sentry Box may have the makings for a tardis, assuming it materialised outside Buckingham Palace.



The Sentry Boxs in Sweden have real potential.



As a side issue to researching this reply, I found someting else that has is correct for the Victorian Period, and has Tardis Potential, but is perhaps better suited to interiors.
The so called Sentry Box wardrobe.



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