Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TARDIS book

Former president and co-founder of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society, Jan Vincent-Rudzki, has been in touch regarding a great book about the TARDIS he has written and researched. The book looks at the various different designs over the years in great detail. Jan was kind enough to show it to Blogtor and I can honestly say that it's a great piece of work with numerous amazing and unseen pictures from the past - an absolute joy for any fan. You can see a taster in the picture below.


Jan is looking to get the book published and is seeking support from fellow fans to show companies that it would be something of worth for the world of Doctor Who. Check out the details below:
• A large-format coffee-table book of original design plans and high-quality large photographs of the Doctor’s TARDIS interior - at least 250 pages.
• Each major development of the TARDIS set is covered, including the very original designs from 1963.
• Other TARDISes, time machines and devices that have appeared in the series are also included (such as the Rani’s TARDIS and the Daleks’ time machine).
• This book is the only chance to see 99% of these designs and images as they do not exist anywhere else.
If this fantastic book is something you would be interested in, do leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

76 comments:

Matt said...

Abso-freakin-lutely. Sign me up for 2! (one for my sister, one for me!)

Anonymous said...

This is definitely something I would jump at the chance to get hold of :)

drjon said...

This book needs to happen.

Anonymous said...

This book is definitely one that I would snap up if I could! Sounds like a truly brilliant idea to me :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah I can see this being something I'd buy - provided it contained some juicy behind the scenes details and tidbits. For example, I'd love to know more about the theoretical "Season 27" redesign that would have been introduced were it not for the cancellation.

Anonymous said...

This would be a great book and I would definitely buy it. Richard T

KNs47 said...

I buy it.

Mathew Child said...

I would most certainly buy this were it to be published.

Marie DeMars said...

OMG WANT!!!

Gibbspaulus said...

100% yes! It would be fascinating.

Stephen H said...

What an absolutely wonderful idea. I would 100% love to be able to own this!!

Richard Unwin said...

Sounds absolutely gorgeous - Any publisher would be crazy to pass this up. I want one NOW!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Agree with comments.
I can't imagine the number of hours put into this project. A wonderful idea.
WANT!

Gareth Blinkhorn said...

Insta-Buy!

Anonymous said...

Without a doubt, THE book I've always dreamt of being able to buy... Glorious... Here's hoping this dream can come true...

Unknown said...

Yes, I'd definitely like one of these.

Maybe even two.

And I'm pretty sure I know somebody else who would love one as a present.

Anonymous said...

this needs to happen, definately the best possible WHo-related book that could ever happen!!!

Peter Clary said...

I definitely want one of these.

On top of that, I know at least one person who would be thrilled to get this as a gift.

Pixletwin said...

This is a book I have wasted literally years for!!!!!

agentpurple said...

Definitely would take one

agentpurple said...

I'd love one!

Jay Taylor said...

Now that is a beautiful looking thing.

whopix said...

Crowdfund it NOW!

DoctorWho8 said...

As a long time TARDIS aficionado and old time member of TARDISBuilders.com, this would be the best thing ever. But it has to be done right. And people who have worked on and are very knowledgeable about about all the different props and sets need to be part of this as well. Please make this happen people!
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

Anonymous said...

Very interested - why not do it as a Kickstarter project?

alnapp said...

Surely 'unbound', kickstarter or indigogo are the way to go

And I'll take a copy please

FortressMinimus said...

Oh yes, sign me up! In fact, this could well be the only thing I'd ever buy via kickstarter.

Anonymous said...

The Tardis is a classic piece of post modernistic design, it would be a waste if this book is not published

Rob Claffie said...

YES YES YES please!

PurpleBlancmange said...

Well I'd certainly be up for a copy of this, that's for sure. I tried (many times) to get my own version of this book published, but I was told that it was too niche a market to be commercially viable. Hopefully times (and attitudes) have changed.

Whatever happens with this, please do sign me up as an interested party!

Also, if I can be so bold as to suggest it, I'd be more than happy to share my findings on the subject with the author.

Mark said...

What's the Gallifreyan word for "Want want wanty want want want"?

Anonymous said...

Count me in! This is THE BOOK that should be published for the 50th Anniversary, NOT the load of tat that the BBC has decided that the fans want. Let's hope you find a publisher and the book is a decent size - unlike the awful "Barry Newbery Signature Collection" book that Telos published. Now there was a wasted opportunity at a rip-off price!

Aine' Graham said...

I would most definitely buy that!

galacticprobe said...

This research is amazing! The way BBC Books has been publishing all sorts of behind-the-scenes books lately, I can't imagine them not wanting to publish this one. They would have trouble keeping enough copies of it on the shelves! Also, having followed Purpleblancmange's blogs over the years it would be nice to see his contributions accepted, and I totally agree with DoctorWho8's comments and am a member of TARDIS Builders as well. So YES! I want one of these books!

JMCMusic96 said...

I would love to own this book, so interesting to see documentation of the TARDIS! Love to own it! :)

Daniel said...

I am definitely interested in this book--depending on pricing, of course. But all other things considered, it's a big yes from me!

Anonymous said...

Add in police box history and I'm sold on the book.

Martyn Lesbirel said...

Really does he even need a publisher?

Self publish or crowd fund this now!

Seebored said...

Yes - I'd definitely buy two copies of this so if you can make it happen, please do so.

haberdasherspursuit said...

Yes please!

Ian Copp said...

PLEASSSSSSSE!! :D

Whelks said...

Oh yes - absolutely. And judging by the amount of material on display, it rather looks as if this book might end up being very much bigger on the inside.

Oho ho ho.

William Frame said...

Make this happen someone it looks wonderful.

Unknown said...

This looks to be everything I was hoping for and didn't get in the Tardis Handbook.

Make it happen, captain!

Frozenoak said...

Oh yes.2 please !!.

Anonymous said...

Now THIS is a book we have always needed! Ready to order at any time.

smapdi said...

I'd be interested as well. I havent bought a DW book in 30 odd years.

Anonymous said...

Totally. Did you even need to ask? Would buy for gifts as well.

Eric Johnson said...

Oh hell yeah! This looks fantastic.

CrouchingTiger said...

Was about to put it on my Christmas list until I realised it was not 'yet' available. Can you please use the plans to build a TARDIS, go back in time and get it to a publisher so it's resdy for the 50th.

Anonymous said...

Definitely one I would purchase. Something like this is a perfect idea, so long as it goes into detail on both the fictional and non-fictional side of the stories behind the police box and TARDISes.

Anonymous said...

Count me in! So long as it goes into the fictional and non-fictional stories behind the TARDIS and police boxes.

Anonymous said...

Wow, i soooooooo want one !
We bought the Star Wars one for two kidneys and our first child and it was worth everypenny.
We would sell the other child for that too !

IanO said...

Yes please. I would buy this in a flash!

Anonymous said...

This would be my 'must have' book of the year if it were published. When you're on a budget you have to be a little selective about what you buy, and this would sit right at the top of my wish list. From what I saw in the photo, it looks fantastic.

Sarge said...

Absolutely I would want one of these. If no publishers will pick it up (and they would be mad not to) you should definitely look at doing a kickstarter or something for it

Anonymous said...

It's a no brainer. Of course this is a book we would want.

Gwencallon said...

I would by that in a heartbeat. I think that Jan Vincent-Rudzki should consider self publishing it and fund that through Kickstarter. I would be in line to support it. Promote is via The Doctor Who Hub on Facebook and I bet it would be funded and pre-orders sold out in 72 hours.

David said...

Definite yes for me! Looks great!

Wayne Libby said...

Yes please. This looks wicked.

Wayne Libby said...

Yes please. This looks great!

Anonymous said...

I would buy this in two heartbeats!

saintstreble said...

I would absolutely LOVE to own this! Get it published!

Anonymous said...

Looks excellent - would buy one.

Anonymous said...

This looks fab! When's it released??

Bryan said...

Count me in also!!
I for one remember the original (1963) console! Bring it on!!

David M Tuggle said...

I would LOVE this, and would buy at least a half dozen! One for me and the others for family and friends! Please, Please, Please somebody publish this! It would be like a license to print money, with literally hundreds of thousands of Doctor Who fans in America alone, this seems like a no-brainer to me!

Anonymous said...

Publish it immediately and show it to the production designer of the current series.
"Look...ROUNDELS!"

Anonymous said...

Yes!

Joel Aarons said...

I very much think this is a book I would by. Let us all know!!!

guitarmutt said...

Yes please, sign me up for a copy! Really! Beautiful!

mmccreadie said...

I'd buy it even if it doesn't come with a replica that cardboard Castrovalva floor pan model as a pop out and build section!

Amanda said...

Two for me, please! If I were a publisher, you'd have a contract. :-)

Mac said...

Did this book ever go ahead? Sounds lime something I'd want

Marc said...

Any updates on this glorious looking book? It's right up my alley :)

Cameron McEwan said...

None so far I'm afraid!