Logistical Fictions

Tardis

“I made up the name TARDIS from the initials ‘Time And Relative Dimension In Space.’” —An Unearthly Child (1963). Doctor Who‘s Doctor and the Tardis are nearly synonymous. While the ability to travel freely in time and space seems like it would provide instantaneous access, the Tardis is often waylaid by inconvenient landing locations, temporal miscalculations, and strangely inaccessible locales.