In an emergency (and if the localized default setting has been enabled) the operator can activate a Materialization Flip-Flop, with the push of two buttons. This initiates an immediate Microjump. Because this setting has its own logic loop it bypasses most of the guidance systems, resulting in a random materialization that could be up to several hundred miles from the previous location.
Alternately, by limiting the Flip-Flop to a shift through time only, this procedure can allow a TARDIS to materialize inside a craft that was on a collision course for the TARDIS. This requires a fair amount of skill from the operator as timing is critical. Materialization Flip-Flops tend to cause damage to a TARDIS that takes some time to repair and for this reason should only be used in an emergency.
The following color code is used:
- Black: For information from the TV Series, including Dimensions in Time, and 1996 TV Movie.
- Blue: For information from the Novels and Audios including Target, Virgin, BCC, and Big Finish.
- Green: For information from 'licensed' reference sources such as the Technical Manual, Doctor Who Magazine, and the Role Playing Games.
- Red: For information from unofficial sources -The Faction Paradox series, author's speculation, and popular fan belief.
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