File this under: Google Tricks. Google Maps just got even cooler with a new Easter Egg for Dr. Who fans. If you happen to be using Street View on Earl’s Court Road today you may notice that “one minute you’re walking down a London street, minding your own business, when you accidentally step into a police call box and all of a sudden you’re inside the TARDIS and the Doctor has enlisted your help fighting aliens.” Continue reading to explore the interactive map of the TARDIS.
Dr. Who TARDIS
A TARDIS is a product of the advanced technology of the Time Lords, an extraterrestrial civilisation to which the programme’s central character, the Doctor, belongs. A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and any place in the universe. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior (“It’s bigger on the inside”), which can blend in with its surroundings using the ship’s “chameleon circuit”.
Earl’s Court Road
Earls Court is within easy walking distance of High Street Kensington, Holland Park, Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College, the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums. The largest draw for visitors to Earls Court is the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, opened in the present building in 1937, with its striking Art Deco facade facing Warwick Road.
TARDISes also possess a degree of sentience (which has been expressed in a variety of ways ranging from implied machine personality and free will through to the use of a conversant avatar) and provide their users with additional tools and abilities including a telepathically-based universal translation system.