Having seen the new TARDIS interior properly on screen, I can’t say I’m overly impressed. The ‘crystal’ pillars around the console appear to block quite a few potential camera shots. The idea that console room has no fixed walls sounds great, but looks less effective in reality. The central crystal moving up and down also looked a little comical in tonight’s episode.
The set itself also looks pretty small, certainly smaller than the previous two designs. One of the new companions said in the Radio Times: “The Tardis is actually much smaller than I thought it would be — and then you get the cameras in and there’s really no space!”.
There is a rumour that we will not be focusing much on the TARDIS console room, and that we might explore other rooms of the TARDIS, meaning the console room will not be only room we ever see, which has been the norm since 2005. Just a rumour though.