The TARDIS Chronicles reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the Doctor’s ship. And more than you didn’t even know you needed to know!

The TARDIS Chronicles by Paul MC Smith is a new book from from Wonderful Books which examines the history of Doctor Who. But this time through its one, ever-changing, constant – the TARDIS herself. The book lovingly examining every aspect of the Doctor’s ship and its changing face across the first eight incarnations. And volume one brings an astonishingly level of detail to its subject. You never knew you needed an entire page on the different hatstand to occupy the TARDIS console room until now…

A page from The TARDIS Chronicles Volume 1 comparing the original 1963 prop to a real Police Box (c) Wonderful Books Doctor Who Brachacki Paul MC Smith
A page from The TARDIS Chronicles Volume 1 comparing the original 1963 prop to a real Police Box (c) Wonderful Books

The TARDIS Chronicles Volume 1: Before the Time War

For decades the TARDIS has taken the Doctor and friends – including us – to locations around the world throughout its history, and to every corner of the universe. The Doctor’s granddaughter Susan once revealed the Ship kept a record of its journeys: The TARDIS Chronicles is that log. Every trip, every planet, every passenger – everything this incredible vessel has experienced during its travels. As well as charting the TARDIS’s journeys, the Chronicles contain complete details of which controls are used and what they do. Everything we learn about the Ship’s functions and abilities; analysis and discussion of its operation and landings; and facts about how the marvels of the TARDIS were produced using props, sets, models and effects – debunking a few myths along the way.

Plus there are accurately illustrated histories of each Police Box prop, control room set and control console, covering their design, construction and many modifications. The TARDIS Chronicles tells you everything there is to know about the real star of Doctor Who. Volume 1 covers the TARDIS’s travels before the Doctor enlisted in the Time War, from his flight from Gallifrey to a gunship crashing on Karn



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