in the British television series Doctor Who: a time machine having the outward form of a police telephone box; (hence) any means of travelling through time
[acronym < Time And Relative Dimension (or Dimensions) In Space]
Susan: The Tardis can go anywhere…. Chesterton: Oh, let me get this straight. A thing that looks like a Police Box standing in a junk yard. It can move anywhere—in time and space.
If the Doctor knows where the TARDIS is going, then there’s a chance the Guardian might.
The shiny streamlined tardis of Kraftwerk.
There’s no TARDIS, no wandering in time and space and no Daleks. Instead, the Doctor enjoys his adventures in the ‘possibility generator,’ a kind of VR machine in which he meets Hannibal attempting his crossing of the Alps.
‘Imagine you were a time-traveller from the 1980s, say 1984, and you stepped out of your TARDIS right here, outside, uh, West Port Books.’ (Which tells you where you are.) ‘Looking around, what would you see that tells you you’re not in Thatcherland anymore?’
There were Time Lords. We knew what they were. They could freeze and control the TARDIS remotely. They were infinitely powerful.
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