"Pity about the scarf-- Madame Nostradamus made it for me-- a witty little knitter. Never get another one like it--"
The Doctor, Ark in Space

My TARDISes

Yeah, this is my other major prop obsession. 

I have a full sized Police Box in my living room.

Some dear friends (Paul Sicard and Matt Pinsonneault, mainly) and my now ex-husband, David, built her for me in Austin, Texas back in 2008.  It took us two years and about $2,000.

She’s nine feet tall, about four foot wide and weighs about 1,000 pounds.

Her lights and sound effects are run by an onboard Mac Mini which can be controlled remotely.  She also has a hidden webcam, which can be be pointed inside or outside depending on the crowd.  She’s also been known to play music for people to dance to. . .

TARDIS dancing in front of my TARDIS

Close to a thousand people have had their picture taken with her.

Here’s a tour from the 2008 Gallifrey One convention

And here’s some fun from DragonCon in Atlanta in 2009

She’s been signed by a lot of Doctor Who people.

Colin Baker, Nicola Briant, John Levine, Yee Jee Tso, Daphne Ashbrook, Katy Manning, Debora Wattling, Frazer Hines.

Doctor Who producer Phil Collinson toured her (I was pleading with him not to sue me the whole time).

She was on PVP’s web site a while back.

And you never know where she’ll turn up next.  :)

And this is how I transport her…

THE TRV

(TARDIS Chase and Recovery Vehicle)

TRV front, daylight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my 2006 Toyota Tacoma.  I got her specifically for hauling around my TARDIS.  The TRV lights up at night, has custom dials and controls, and best yet, I can sleep in the back when I’m traveling!  She has a Gallifreyan Flux Capacitor in her back window (something Doc Brown and 10 jiggery-pokeried up for me) and a security system that calls me on my cell phone if she’s being messed with.

TRV Side View night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She has Gallifreyan text on her windows and gas cap and will be getting more and more of it on her body as time allows.  She also has a ‘kill board’ on her driver’s side.  Those new Cybermen are hard to hit!!

The CAT-DIS

 

 

 

This is a quarter-scale TARDIS I built for my cats, Thora and Sif.

It lights up and makes noise, but the traveling circuits have been removed to keep them from getting into too much trouble.

 

Oh, and then there’s this on my right arm. . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Jon Reed at All Saints Tattoo in Austin, TX.  Jon’s  a great guy, and a Whovian to boot!

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