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March 13, 2007 11:28 PM   Subscribe

How could you make the TARDIS even cooler? First, strip away the whole "bigger on the inside than the out" part, and second, get rid of the ability to travel in space & time. Finally, add the ability to play every arcade videogame ever invented.
posted by jonson (17 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, in a certain way it's still bigger on the inside than on the outside if it's using MAME, because that's the whole point of MAME (one box running limitless games that used to take up a box each) :)
posted by sparrows at 11:33 PM on March 13, 2007


cool
posted by lee at 12:15 AM on March 14, 2007


How could you make the TARDIS even cooler?

Rename it to make "T-A-R-D" less obvious.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:30 AM on March 14, 2007


Does that make a second-hand Doctor Who time machine a "RE-TARDIS"?
(Just askin')
posted by wendell at 12:38 AM on March 14, 2007


That you, Major Curley. Glad I'm not the only one.
posted by dreamsign at 1:43 AM on March 14, 2007


BYOAC Wiki if you want to DIY
posted by GavinR at 1:58 AM on March 14, 2007


The TARDIS is the ultimate Man Room.
posted by Meridian at 3:23 AM on March 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the link , jonson.

I think these kind of projects are cool, and I always dream of doing them myself.
posted by Pendragon at 3:49 AM on March 14, 2007


I was watching a UK remodeling show the other day, and the plumber was complaining that the homeowner couldn't have two sinks because the bathroom wasn't a TARDIS.
posted by smackfu at 6:00 AM on March 14, 2007


How could you make the TARDIS even cooler?

Seems more like he's making a MAME console cooler, not a TARDIS. I mean, sorry, but I'm pretty sure if the choice presented itself I'd take complete control over time and space inside a personal sub-universe over being able to play Dig Dug whenever I want. Cool case mod, though.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:18 AM on March 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


I would rather have a TARDIS that didn't play arcade games, but could travel through time and space.
posted by jb at 7:57 AM on March 14, 2007


It would be cooler if the TARDIS was a car.
posted by Artw at 8:56 AM on March 14, 2007


and if the link worked.
posted by Artw at 8:57 AM on March 14, 2007


This is great.

But having said that, I can't help but feel a little let down by the finished product. Couldn't he have done something cooler with the monitor?
posted by roll truck roll at 9:12 AM on March 14, 2007


Nifty
posted by Smedleyman at 1:18 PM on March 14, 2007


It should play that one KLF song the entire time you use it.
posted by drezdn at 7:57 AM on March 15, 2007


The TARDIS was never "cool." That's precisely what made it cool. Duh.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:18 AM on March 15, 2007


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