It’s not the Fourth Doctor’s old-fashioned console (seen in series 14) or the Eighth Doctor’s Jules Verne-inspired redecoration, but it’s as close to visualizing a steampunk TARDIS as Doctor Who fans are going to get…at least for now!
An artist named wonderwig, whose illustrations can also be found on deviantart.com, posted this reimagining of the TARDIS on his/her Facebook page.
In the steampunk tradition, there’s lots of wood, glowing glass, and copper tubing instead of plastic and electronics. One of the neatest additions is the center of the TARDIS control console, where it appears a crystalline or reflected light Idris (The Doctor’s Wife) now awaits the Doctor’s commands…or vice versa.
There are also several very comfortable-looking red velvety sofas and chairs for the Doctor and his companions to sit in while they politely sip some tea and traverse all of time and space. A person can almost imagine the Paternoster Gang lounging about in all of their Victorian finery.
Wonderwig’s very cool illustration makes a great case for a new desktop theme inside the TARDIS. It’s not hard to imagine the Twelfth Doctor in his dark, back-to-basics suit in these surroundings.
What do you think, Kasterborites? Would a steampunk TARDIS interior make for an interesting setting, or is it better to stick with a more futuristic control room?
(Via Ye olde Facebook.)
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