Thursday, 23 April 2015

T is for TARDIS and Tonks

A to Z Challenge - T

T is for "Time and Relative Dimension in Space"
The TARDIS.  The Doctor's trusty blue box.  His time-and-space machine.  The reason there is a show.  The TARDIS is a blue 1950's police box, from an era when police boxes could be found on street corners around the UK.  The idea is that the TARDIS can disguise itself to look inconspicuous whevever it landed, however the chamelian circuit (the thing that lets the TARDIS disguise itself) broke and now it is stuck as a policebox forever.  The blue policebox became so iconic so quickly that I don't think the producers dared to ever 'fix' the circuit.  There was one episode in the 6th Doctor's era where the Doctor fixed the circuit and the TARDIS became a piano and a cupboard.  I think the idea only lasted one episode - they weren't game to fix it!

I'm quite a fan of the blue policebox and have a number of TARDISes around my house including a piggy bank, a shoe cupboard, a cupboard door, salt and pepper shakers, and earrings.

Interestingly, the TARDIS was given its name by Susan, the Doctor's grand-daughter.  In the first ever episode, Susan says that she named the TARDIS.  I don't think this fact is ever mentioned again, and new viewers (myself included) just assume that all of the time machines on Gallefray (the Doctor's home planet) were called TARDISes.

T is for Don't-call-me-Nymphodora Tonks
Tonks is a metamorphmagus, which means she can change her appearance at will, which is only one of the many cool things about her.  She's such a clutz, yet still manages to be an Auror (sort of like the Ministry's police department, but cooler); she fights for what she believes in, and what she wants.  She marries a warewolf.  She's powerful and strong and very cool, and a great, loyal friend.  Plus she wears some awesome outfits.  I'm a fan of her book character, but thought her movie version dwindled quite a bit after her first film (Order of the Phoenix), mostly because her relationship with Lupin was never given the chance to fully develop.

If you're a fan of Tonks, why not check out my brand new pattern.

Happy Stitching!

14 comments:

  1. I saw "T is for "Time and..." and knew exactly what it was going to be!
    (I have a TARDIS shower curtain *cough* and dalek salt-and-pepper shakers...)

    I agree with you on Tonks. I liked her much better in the books!

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    1. Hahaha :) Maybe I should get some dalek salt-and-pepeer shakers to face off against my TARDIS ones!

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  2. Love the TARDIS! And yes, I think they're all called TARDIS now - there was that episode where the TARDIS was a woman and they called all the parts there parts of TARDIS-es. Great job on both, and love the new pattern!

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    1. I think it was during the 50th anniversary special interviews that the lady who played Susan said that she'd named it and I just went "What?! That's what they're called!" :)

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  3. Lovely stitching and great new chart Roslyn.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda - glad you like it! :)

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  4. I don't have any TARDIS' around the house :( But I do have TARDIS blue colored nail polish! And I have a TARDIS soap mold that my hubby bought for me :)
    Katie @TheCyborgMom

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    1. Ooooo love the sound of your nail polish

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  5. Not a stitcher myself so this is just a courtesy call!

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  6. Some of my favorite all-time episodes are Tom Baker's Doctor and his coat-hanger antenna for the TARDIS that kept glitching! When the new series started, since I left off at Tom, I was surprised that the TARDIS was seemingly fixed!

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    1. Hahahaha except for all the times David and Matt hit it with hammers :)

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  7. Yes I knew it would have to be T for Tardis, Fangirl :) I found some children's bubble bath in a tardis container that would whirl around when you pressed a button on the outside - I bought some as prizes for school and they were an instant success - I bet the parents were pleased - kids who wanted to rush home to have a bath!!!! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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