Sunday, April 24, 2011

Visit the Bizarre Breathtaking Interiors of 'Doctor Who's' T.A.R.D.I.S.

Sunday, April 24, 2011 - by Maurice Mitchell 0

BBC has some concept art of the interior designs of Doctor Who's T.A.R.D.I.S. and they are breathtaking. Some are impossibly large, but there are some really nice close up details.

"Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of a mysterious and eccentric billionare known as the Doctor who travels through time and space in his time machine, the TARDIS (an acronym for Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space), which normally appears from the exterior to be a blue 1950s British police box. With his companions, he explores time and space, faces a variety of foes and saves civilizations, helping people and righting wrongs." - Wikipedia




Matt Savage's design of the T.A.R.D.I.S. control room.



An alternate view of Matt Savage's T.A.R.D.I.S. control room. Notice how the lights seem to come from inside the walls of the ship.



R.S. Williams design for the T.A.R.D.I.S. monitor. I love the 50's style



Another vision of the T.A.R.D.I.S. control room showing Amy Pond and the Doctor.



There are a ton of artists for Doctor Who, but, here are some of the highlights from iMDB:
  • Bryan Hitch concept artist (13 episodes, 2005)
  • Dan Walker concept artist (14 episodes, 2005-2010)
  • Richard Shaun Williams concept artist (2 episodes, 2010)
  • Ian Bunting design assistant (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
  • Sarah Payne design assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
  • Al Roberts design assistant (23 episodes, 2006-2008)
  • Matthew Savage design assistant (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
  • Rob Dicks design assistant (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
  • Dan Martin design assistant (7 episodes, 2011)
  • Peter McKinstry design assistant / concept artist (31 episodes, 2006-2010)
  • Ben Austin design assistant / set designer (8 episodes, 2005-2010)
  • Shaun Williams storyboard artist (27 episodes, 2006-2008)
Do these concept paintings capture the spirit of Doctor Who?
Image Source: BBC

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