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Doctor Who: 10 Secrets Of The TARDIS You Need To Know

What you don't know about the sports car of time travel...

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For every Whovian out there, the TARDIS has become more of an icon of Britain than the Police Box it was modeled upon. From its very earliest appearance in 1963 sporting those azure panels and weather-beaten windows, it has captured the hearts and the imaginations of the child hiding behind the sofa within all of us.

Over the decades we have seen an amazing array of the TARDIS' capabilities; flying over a motorway in hot pursuit, shielding The Doctor from onslaught after onslaught, and even accidentally materialising inside of itself to save the occupants from the vacuum of time. Okay, so that last one is a bit more terrifying than amazing really, but the TARDIS is still showing us just how spectacular it truly is to this day.

With that being said, despite The Doctor's many adventures through space and time, there are actually very few incidences in which the full scope of the TARDIS is explored on the show. As such, there is still a great deal of mystery surrounding the miracle machine for the casual Doctor Who fan. It's up to people like me - the obsessives, naturally - to delve into the wibbly-wobbly history of the little blue box. Let me take you on a journey through time- machines.

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