Sep 162013

We all know that Doctor Who’s extraordinary time-travelling space ship is bigger on the inside (or is it smaller on the outside?) and that it accommodates countless rooms and amenities – libraries, gardens, swimming pools and even a cricket pavilion!

Problem is, unless you’re the Doctor’s next companion (hardly likely given there’s been less than 50 in the last nine centuries) your chances of ever exploring inside are virtually nil.

At least they were.

Across London from the junkyard where the TARDIS made its Earthly debut in 1963 stands a modern-day version of a blue police box  – the guise in which the TARDIS is stuck due to its faulty “chameleon circuit”.

Now, Google Maps Streetview cleverly enables Whovians to step inside (virtually speaking) for a 360-degree panoramic view of the TARDIS console room.

The best bit is getting up close to all the control knobs, buttons, levers and switches where you might find yourself planning a trip to the far-reaches of the galaxy!

The 3D representation was engineered to mark the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest running sci-fi TV series.

And we’re joining the celebrations with another Doctor Who 50th anniversary coin – this time made from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold.

It may not be as rare as taranium, but with just 250 available throughout the Universe, it’s a prize that even the famous Time Lord might have trouble locating!


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