Doctor Who Christmas Surprise: A Brand New TARDIS Interior!

Hot on the heels of the revelation that Ian McKellan will be voicing one of the Snowmen in the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special, showrunner Steven Moffat just dropped another wibbly-wobbly surprise: the inside of the TARDIS will be getting a makeover! Speaking to Radio Times, Moffat hinted at a new “darker” interior, which will be both literally and perhaps also, thematic. So far, all we’ve seen is this one photograph which features characters from the Gallifreyan alphabet. 

“[There’s] a brand new Tardis,” announces Moffat in the Christmas double issue of Radio Times magazine. “Same old police box, of course, but when you open those magic blue doors…”

This will mark the third redesign of the TARDIS interior since the show’s relaunch in 2005. In the episode “Time Crash” the visiting 5th Doctor revealed this change was known as “the desktop theme.” Will you miss the previous design? Should it have stayed longer?


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