Imagine my delight upon discovering that a trip to Cardiff Bay would not only yield the filming locations of the Torchwood Hub, but the installation of a new T.A.R.D.I.S. at the forthcoming Doctor Who Experience site.
The T.A.R.D.I.S. lands in Cardiff Bay
Wales Millennium Centre and The Water Tower
Memorial to Torchwood character Ianto Jones
However it was even more satisfying for them to openly celebrate Cardiff as the home of the Torchwood Institute and the Dr. Who TV show spin-off starring John Barrowman.
BBC Wales Studios
Home of the new Doctor Who Experience
The T.A.R.D.I.S. being installed
It's not the usual way for the time-traveling police box to materialise into place, but it's jaunty angle hints at a crash landing, which is more in keeping with the Time Lord.
I'm sure I'll be able to enjoy the Doctor Who Experience on my next U.K. visit, but for now it's got me excited for the new season of the show and hopeful that Torchwood will one day return.
Hmmm, now I'm in the mood for some fish fingers and custard...