The TARDIS may not be original, but it's still a pretty darn cool piece of technology: looks like a battered old british police phone box on the outside, but on the inside it has enough room to house a dozen Death Stars (just have to figure out how to squeeze them through the front door first),also has near instant transport to any point in time and/or space (just watch out for the landing though, might end up where you wanted by 200 years earlier than planned, or at the right time but wrong galaxy)
The Doctor's TARDIS happens to be an outdated an older model that isn't quite always accurate on the landing...
theoretically you wouldn't have to squeeze anything in the front door, the Doctor might just be able to teleport around the object in question. Somehow I doubt that the admins will ever worry about that.
It only looks like a police call box because the chameleon circuit designed to adapt the ship's image to blend in with whatever surrounding on whatever planet of part in space it ends up in. That circuit however, broke and stuck in the shape/image of a police box and the Doctor doesn't really bother trying to fix it.
It's pretty inaccurate. The hull is weak enough to be penetrated after being rammed by the space Titantic, but that only happened because the shields were down. Hull weak, shields super duper. Crew is only 6-8 anyway.
Ah know all that Arch, been watching it since the 2nd or 3rd Doctor (we never got the 1st one over here), ah also know that the Masters' TARDIS tends to look like a pillar (can't remember if it too had a damaged chameleon circuit, or if he simply prefered that look)
I never saw much before the first 7 (8..). I didn't watch any until I had a college roommate named --get this-- Adric. Sound familiar? Was/(is for now) the only companion that died. His mother is English and grew up watching them all and named him after the character. So of course I learned all about Doctor Who from him and it also made me not want to watch a lot of the old ones since I already knew what happened and they looked really bad. Like really bad. Wobbly sets, that same damn quarry where all scenes on an "alien" planet were filmed... bleh. I just saw 9 and 10 and will see 11 (though he's so young! Haven't gotten to America yet have you seen him? Is he any good?)
I think the master prefers pillars. Just like the Doctor says he likes the blue box look, perhaps if the Master has a preference like that and his ship knows what he likes.
Yeah, was really sad how Adric died (he worked out the way to stop it from exploding, but the terminal had been destroyed)
Haven't personally watched any Dr Who in years, but mah sister is a huge fan, ah did like K-9 though (for those not familiar, think of the MSE droids with a dogs head and tail)
The wobbly sets and rubber monsters was what made Dr Who a cult favourite, have to remember, it started in the 60's in britain when they didn't even have enough money to keep the original tapes (Star Trek had the same rubbish sets and recycled cardboard 'planet' scenes, well, not the exact same, but you know what ah mean, the set designers went to the same school :P)