Post by Wouter Valentijn Post by The Doctor Post by TB
Why doesn't the Doctor paint his TARDIS red to match the red phone boxes
that can be seen in cities?
This is a Police Box and not a Phone Box!!!
True. AFAIK it was used to incarcerate suspects.
Plus shape and color are determined by the chameleon circuit. Which is
more or less permanently stuck. The Doctor says it doesn't function
properly, but I think he also really likes the way it looks now.
A Police Call box was also a small office space for beat police to
write up notes out of the weather, call for back up before the days of
walkei-talkies, and from the outside for the public to call for police
in the days many people didn't have phones at home.
The real question is why do so many people not even seem to notice a
big blue box sitting on the street or in the room?? It might be fine
appearing in times and locations where the boxes actually existed, but
in other times and locations it stands out like a pink elephant.