The artist Lee Binding has beautifully recreated the Eighth Doctor’s console room from ‘The Night of the Doctor.’
As you may remember, we never actually saw the inside of the Doctor’s TARDIS during the 2013 minisode, and so Binding (also known as Tea Lady Design) has come up with a stunning “artist’s impression” of what his TARDIS may have looked like.
The artwork is a composite of various elements, including the publicity photo of the Eighth Doctor from the 50th anniversary celebrations. The main backdrop, meanwhile, appears to have been recreated using stills of the TARDIS console room from the 1996 TV movie, this time incorporating the traditional roundels that were seen in the War Doctor’s control room.
This time, however, the TARDIS is in a state of disrepair, with sparking girders and decaying walls which hark forward to the similarly-battered TARDIS the War Doctor piloted in ‘The Day of the Doctor.’
Many people will be familiar with Binding’s work from the many, many Doctor Who covers (and other pieces of art) he has contributed over the years, which span books, DVDs and more recently The Collection box sets. This Eighth Doctor piece, however, is simply a piece of fan art. As Binding puts it: “I’ve always wondered what the ‘Night of the Doctor’ control room looked like. So I had a LOT of fun making this smashed up version! Look! Coral! The round things! Green console glass! YES!”
Would you like to see this new version of the Eighth Doctor’s TARDIS on your TV screen? And which is your favourite console room so far? Let me know in the comments below.