Evil of the TARDIS
Doctor(s) The Pompous Doctor
Companion(s) Martin the Pug
Villain(s) The TARDIS
Wave The Pug in the Machine
Wave/Episode No. 1.1
Duration 2m 54s
Originally Released 20th September 2013
Previous Story None
Next Story Patience of the Daleks

Evil of the TARDIS is the first episode of The Pompous Doctor's first wave The Pug in the Machine.

The Doctor and his newest companion Martin the Pug confront an enemy within the walls of their own home.


The Doctor enters the control room with his adopted Pug Dog Martin to find the TARDIS has automatically converted it from its generic grey to a more ‘modern’ dark grungy look.

The Doctor does not like this, and argues with an interface that the TARDIS has created. The interface tries to hurt The Doctor, but luckily Martin saves the day by flicking a switch which deactivates the interface.


The DoctorEdit

The Doctor’s stubborn nature shows very strongly here. He is (almost) willing to fight to the death for his old console room back. He also shows a strong intolerance for Martin’s snoring.

Martin the PugEdit

Martin enjoys sleeping, but proves that he is also able to deactivate the TARDIS when it attempts to kill The Doctor. Whether this is a hidden fierce intelligence or fluke we will never know for sure. He is also a very loud snorer.


The console room is a light grey, and the TARDIS itself, as a sentient machine, does not like this. It much prefers a grungy coral theme, which it can change to automatically. It is also able to create an interface in the form of holograms of The Doctor, as well as adjust the pitch of their voice. The main revelation made in this story is that it doesn’t like The Doctor very much at all, and is willing to give him an electrical shock to convince him to keep the grungy theme. There is no way  of knowing whether this shock would have been intended to be fatal.



The Doctor - Billy Treacy


Written by - Billy Treacy

Music - Daniel Sherratt

Theme Tune - Billy Treacy

Sound Design - Billy Treacy

Cover Art - Billy Treacy

Behind the ScenesEdit

Billy Treacy: "I wasn’t really concerned with creating something magnificent or ambitious with this first episode. This was essentially a test run; to flex the creative muscles and begin laying down the bricks for this new universe. I had no idea how much it was going to expand. Looking back, this is really very simple and a little bit rubbish. But hey, Martin’s in it, so it can’t be awful.”

Jon Gransden: “Evil of the TARDIS is possibly the most important audio adventure in the Aimless Wanderings range (aside from Doctor3 and, of course, anything Dynamite). This story started a whole universe of adventures that have now spanned far beyond the humble beginnings.”

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