Definitions

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  • proper n. Time And Relative Dimension In Space; a fictional time machine and spacecraft, disguised in the form of a British police box, used by the Doctor in the British sci-fi television series Doctor Who.
  • proper n. Temporal Analysis, Reconnaissance and Decision Integration System

Etymologies

Coined in 1963 for the British science-fiction programme Doctor Who. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Combom has Doctor Who Series 5 The Tardis Changes, in Doctor Who series 5 episode 1, we know the Doctor selects a new desktop for the inside of the TARDIS, and the exterior changes too, to look like an older incarnation ....

    British Blogs

  • You don't even need to confine yourself to the science-fiction or fantasy genre; there are plenty of stories in the canon where the arrival of the TARDIS is the only science-fiction element in the story.

    Five Easy Questions: James Bow, Part One

  • So does Mary Poppins, only her TARDIS is in her bag.

    100 Greatest Fictional Characters #4: The Doctor | Fandomania

  • The TARDIS is all ripped apart and the Doctor is seriously injured in the crossing ... and voila ...

    What I love about Russell T. Davies

  • My TARDIS is made mostly out of plywood and weighs about 1,000 pounds.

    PvPonline » 2009 » January » 13

  • TARDIS is getting very impatient because she has a storyline of her own she'd like to get back to and I keep shoving her out of this chapter.

    Writer's Block: Close Encounters of the Celebrity Kind

  • “It means that the TARDIS is going to be stuck in the shape of a pink Police Public Call Box until I can find a new one.”

    Hunger Moon: Chapter Eleven

  • From 1 April the audience can text the word TARDIS to 81010 to subscribe to the service.

    March 31st, 2006

  • From 1 April mobile users can text the word TARDIS to 81010 to subscribe to the service.

    March 31st, 2006

  • Absolutely without a doubt Serenity should be at the top of the list. no other space ship has so much character without actually being alive. the only one that comes close is Moya who actually is alive, but I don't know if she counts because she's from Farscape: the peacekeeper wars which was made for TV. but if you count made for TV then 9 and 10 would be the TARDIS from the Five Doctors. and the Vorlon and shadow ships from Babylon 5. does the City from Dark City count?

    FilmCritic's Top 10 Movie Spaceships

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