There’s plenty of pictures now up on the Radio Times website and I love what we’re seeing. The console itself has more of a steampunk feel than the organic nature of the Eccleston/Tennant TARDIS which I love (although I’m not completely sure about the look of the central column. I’ll need to see it onscreen, but in some pictures it looks a little busy for my tastes).
The room as a whole is absolutely beautiful. I love the flowing nature of it, and for the first time, we’ve got several corridors heading off to other parts of the TARDIS. In the new series, the TARDIS itself remains largely unexplored, so as a big fan of stories like Logopolis and Castrovalva, I hope this new design indicates we’ll be seeing more rooms and corridors than we have over the last five years.
The room is also huge with a great multilevel design. The previous console room also had the console on a raised platform, but here that idea is taken further, with it being a more obvious second level to the room, letting us see the underside of the console with all its wires and cables. It should make for some great scenes where the Doctor’s performing repairs or otherwise tinkering with the TARDIS systems.
Its a cracking set, and I can’t wait to see it properly, in the episode on Saturday.