Fail-Safe Switch

When activated, a TARDIS will seek out and lock on to the nearest habitable environment. This step will be omitted if the TARDIS is already materialized in such a location. Once locked on, Failsafe prevents any dematerialization or materialization of a TARDIS until the switch is deactivated. Emergency doors will be generated in any areas of the TARDIS that (due to dimensional instabilities) have been cut off from the Main Doors in the Control Room. These doors will lead to the outside of a TARDIS and will appear integrated into the local environment. The existence of these doors will be unstable until the emergency bypass device is engaged.

Though it can be manually activated by the operator, the TARDIS will automatically initiate Fail-Safe if the TARDIS is about to break up (possibly due to a complete failure of the Main Space-Time Element while in the Vortex). Removing the Primary Refraction Tube prevents the Failsafe setting from being changed.

Color Key

The following color code is used:

Copyright Will B Swift

Copyright

Doctor Who is both copyrighted and trademarked by the BBC. The rights to various characters and alien races from the series are owned by the writers who created them. In particular, the Daleks are owned by the estate of Terry Nation. No infringement of any copyright is intended by any part of this site. All credited material on this site is copyright © the named author. All other material is copyright © Stephen Gray The Whoniverse site logo was created by Tom Hey. The drop-down menus were created using UDM. The site search function uses Sphider. All posts on the forum are the sole legal responsibility (and copyright) of the individual posters. You may not reproduce any material from this site without permission from the relevant author(s).

You visited the Whoniverse at 10:29 am BST on Friday 25th May 2007

Last: Extreme Emergency Lever,

Return to Whoniverse homepage,