No Right Answer: Best Time Machine Ever

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The Tardis wins because, as it can travel through space, it can travel to time periods where the Earth does not exist. Making it a better time machine for, you know, travelling through time. Plus you can live in the thing. No sweat, it provides.

Though perhaps I'd rate the Heart of Gold higher. Just need to kick Zaphod off it.

The only thing the phone booth has going for it is that its the idiot's time machine. The Delorean is a gas guzzling monstrosity and even if you get the garbage fuelled version its still got a propensity for breaking down.

Aptspire:
TARDIS can go in space ANYWHERE...
and is a woman!


(also, that episode was written by Neil Gaiman...)

Holy crap I did not know that. Did Neil Gaiman write any other episodes?!

Also screw Bill and Ted. The Doctor always wins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCnXBD8TKJg

... how is this even a debate?

How are people even discussing this?

How is the cramped as hell, unreliable phone booth and the cramped as hell, unreliable DeLorean even in the same league as the unreliable, but SPACIOUS AS ALL GET OUT Tardis? All three of them have their problems going to their intended locations (the phone booth's phone book is a pain in the neck to use, the DeLorean's incredibly prone to faults and... well, lightning, and the Tardis takes you where you need to be, not where you want to go) so all that being equal, you have to look at it as a travel device. And in that regard, the Tardis wins hands down. The phone booth is best used as a bloody sled if you're transporting more than four people, and I wouldn't want to drive to the next city over in a DeLorean, let alone another point in time. The Tardis has bedrooms, a full wardrobe, a swimming pool, a library, and can GENERATE new rooms if need be! Oh, and it's useful in battle too! It has a forcefield that can take a missile from a Dalek battleship! And as much as I like both the other candidates, a stick of dynamite would turn both of them into piles of useless steel and flux capacitors.

And another thing! When it comes to companions, the Tardis wins out too! The greatest person to travel in the DeLorean? Doc Brown, aka a crazy old man with Einstein hair. Whoopdy doo. The phone booth? Okay, better pedigree... Freud, Socrates, Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Beethoven, and so on... good stuff. Two things are lacking, however: hot chicks (sorry, Joan, but you're the only one there) and people who've affected things other than Earth. JUST in the new series, you have companions that have saved our planet, other planets, and THE ENTIRE MULTIVERSE, all while being really really ridiculously good looking. Have you SEEN a glamour shot of Freema Agyeman or Karen Gillan? YOUR BRAIN TURNS OFF THEY'RE SO GORGEOUS. And don't get me wrong, I love the princesses, but neither of them did more than be pretty and play in a band. Saving a star whale and an entire civilization in the process? Kind of above their pay grade.

In conclusion, all the evidence clearly points to one thing: the Tardis is the greatest time machine in the history of time machines and to think otherwise is to be a crazy person. And if you don't believe me, ask the literal hundreds of millions of people that have watched the show for almost fifty years for a contrary opinion. They might not be that forthcoming. :D

The Great JT:
DeLorean kicks the Tardis's back panel. When the Tardis goes back in time, it just kind of fades in and out like a kid playing with the opacity setting in Photoshop. The Phone Booth has this cool electricity thing that's awesome to watch. DeLorean, though, it's got the electricity, it's got the flux capacitor going, and it always leaves twin trails of flame where it went. When that baby hits 88 miles per hour, you see awesome.

Not to mention DeLorean has the coolest name out of all the time machines. Seriously, that name sounds like it would go together nicely in an epic war or something exciting beyond imagination.. least the way I take it.

OT: A few debates were nice, and the quote Chris said was hilarious- yet most of the debating seemed to similar or not different enough to determine what's better between the two time traveling machines. However, Kyle has the right idea bringing in the DeLorean so I must stay tuned for next week.

rekabdarb:

K_Dub:
Quick plug for a future argument though. Best secret agency. MIB (Men in Black) or IMF (Impossible Mission Force)!

Why not MI6? to the movie extreme, james bond version of MI6

SHIELD and SWORD from marvel universe...

or the russian super secret spy agency whose name i can't remember... From the cold war. The one Vladimir Putin was apart of and is now the president/prime minister.

Good choices! And I think you mean the KGB; those guys were some tough mothers, many of whom joined the Russian mafia. Is that a point in or against their favor?

This is the suckiest one ever because they don't know what they're talking with the T.A.R.D.I.S.

vxicepickxv:
At least they didn't try to use President Obama's magical time machine as a debate tool.

Technically, they did, since Obama is a Time Lord.

The best time machine is the cardboard box from Calvin & Hobbes, it's not only a time machine, it's a duplicator and transmogrifier as well making it the greatest multi-tool of all time.

Delorean, because it doubles as a car, a flying car :D

Well the tardis dose have more things in it, but i'll stick to bill and ted phone box or the Delorean any day, besides, using the bill and ted's phone box and the time travel car, is alot safer then using a tardis that CAN DISTROY THE UNIVERSE if misused.

Bill and Ted adventure and Back of the Future to me, is a better science fiction then doctor who.

The best time machine is the Time Machine from Sophie's Choice - I mean The Time Machine!
It may be the first time machine ever (The Time Machine was published in 1895), and cmon, it was invented by H.G. Wells, the grandfather of science fiction! The TARDIS, DeLorean, Phone booth, and all others only exist because his did first!

Aptspire:
TARDIS can go in space ANYWHERE...

-.- maybe throw up 'SPOILER ALERT!' ffs.

rekabdarb:

K_Dub:
Quick plug for a future argument though. Best secret agency. MIB (Men in Black) or IMF (Impossible Mission Force)!

Why not MI6? to the movie extreme, james bond version of MI6

SHIELD and SWORD from marvel universe...

or the russian super secret spy agency whose name i can't remember... From the cold war. The one Vladimir Putin was apart of and is now the president/prime minister.

Fair points! Lemme re-phrase myself then.

Best fictional secret agencies! Bam!

K_Dub:

rekabdarb:

K_Dub:
Quick plug for a future argument though. Best secret agency. MIB (Men in Black) or IMF (Impossible Mission Force)!

Why not MI6? to the movie extreme, james bond version of MI6

SHIELD and SWORD from marvel universe...

or the russian super secret spy agency whose name i can't remember... From the cold war. The one Vladimir Putin was apart of and is now the president/prime minister.

Fair points! Lemme re-phrase myself then.

Best fictional secret agencies! Bam!

SHIELD and SWORD from the marvel universe...

NERV from neon genesis evangelion

CONTROL from get smart

G.I. Joe? There are kinda a lot more than MIB and IMF, and frankly those are both bad/average. Respectively

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_institutions#Government.2Finternational_agencies

How the TARDIS is bigger on the inside, as explained by the 4th Doctor;

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