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#0, randomly, in re Don G's TARDIS
Posted by Gryphon on Aug-20-17 at 01:14 AM
I was riffling through some old photos on my phone just now, and I ran across a photo I took years ago at the hospital down in Bangor. There was this cool mysterious thing on the wall in the lobby, and I wanted to make it a visual reference for a thing in UF. Then I kinda forgot about it, on account of I was at that hospital having the Great Brain Adventure and it was a bit distracting.

Anyway! You know how in a couple of scenes in Project Phoenix, Don uses a telephone on his TARDIS's control console? It looks like this.

Including the sign.

I was back at that hospital for other business a little while ago, and they've renovated the lobby. That phone (or... whatever it was?) is no longer there. That makes me sad, partly because the photo I got of it was a bit crap. Which will tend to happen when you're taking photographs while having an attack of severe ataxia. :/

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#1, RE: randomly, in re Don G's TARDIS
Posted by SpottedKitty on Aug-20-17 at 02:18 AM
In response to message #0
For maximum effect, someone should have given in to the temptation to write the sign in French... ;)

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#2, RE: randomly, in re Don G's TARDIS
Posted by Gryphon on Aug-20-17 at 02:28 AM
In response to message #1
>For maximum effect, someone should have given in to the temptation to
>write the sign in French... ;)

ceci n'est pas un téléphone?

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#5, RE: randomly, in re Don G's TARDIS
Posted by SpottedKitty on Aug-21-17 at 04:57 AM
In response to message #2
>>For maximum effect, someone should have given in to the temptation to
>>write the sign in French... ;)
>
>ceci n'est pas un téléphone?

That's the one. :)

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#3, RE: randomly, in re Don G's TARDIS
Posted by Matrix Dragon on Aug-20-17 at 07:32 AM
In response to message #0
"How come it's not really a telephone? I've got a telephone!"
"In your front door, not the console. Real efficient."
"I keep meaning to move it back..."

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#4, RE: randomly, in re Don G's TARDIS
Posted by mdg1 on Aug-20-17 at 09:52 AM
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>I was back at that hospital for other business a little while ago, and
>they've renovated the lobby. That phone (or... whatever it was?) is
>no longer there. That makes me sad, partly because the photo I got of
>it was a bit crap. Which will tend to happen when you're taking
>photographs while having an attack of severe ataxia. :/

At a guess, I'd say this was a really old intercom system. The reason for the sign was so people wouldn't try to dial an outside line, and waste everyone's time when it doesn't work.