Post by purpleblancmange on May 28, 2007 11:52:44 GMT 1
At a guess, I'd say it's for the same reason why the interior of the TARDIS had no central control console, "Doctor Who" being human and the tv theme tune not being used - perhaps because the programme was still quite young and hadn't firmly established itself yet so the film makers thought that they could fiddle with the concept somewhat.
I seem to recall that in the first few years of the TV run, the TARDIS sound effects weren't always used, with the box just appearing and disappearing with no sound whatsoever. In fact, didn't the materialisation sound effect come in rather late, around Troughton's tenure?
Post by Admin account on May 28, 2007 14:26:41 GMT 1
the demat noise was always used; however the Ship used to land silently until around the War Machines, after which the demat noise was used to signify landings as well. The first landing FX as is used nowadays happened as a one-off in the Krotons when the TARDIS uses it's HADS, and was used occasionally from then on to signify "different" materialisations (eg: the end of The Invasion when it becomes visible again) until Pertwee's time, when it be came almost standard, although sometimes it retained an extra "vworp", as in "Planet of the Spiders". The noise continued to be altered almost from story to story, with Logopolis being the last time it missed off the end of the landing (1st landing, next to the Police Box). After that the noise became almost standard with just the three or four vworps (although the last few McCoy Classic seasons used only the last two vworps by and large), notable exceptions being when others tried tofly the Ship, like Adric piloting it in the Visitation.
The New Series has reinstated a much longer TARDIS materialisation noise mostly, which gives a better effect.