As much of a long shot that RCing the TARDIS was (and believe me - I knew it was insane), there actually was a precedent of sorts set for the TARDIS being a sentient being in the Doctor Who universe (though the exact episode was one of the modern ones, not from the time of the first 3 doctors) here:
The 2011 episode "The Doctor's Wife"
provided an unprecedented insight into the TARDIS. The "soul" of the ship is transferred into the body of a humanoid female called Idris, and this enables the Doctor to have a conversation with his craft. The TARDIS reveals that she deliberately allowed the Doctor to "steal" her, as she wanted to see the universe itself; in a reversal of traditional series mythology, the TARDIS claims to have stolen the Doctor. When the Doctor accuses the TARDIS of being unreliable, she defends herself by saying that she has always taken him where he needed to go, if not where he wanted. When the Doctor asks if she has a name, she chooses the name "Sexy", based upon what the Doctor would call her when they were alone. At the end of the episode, the TARDIS' soul is returned to the ship's systems; the Doctor is thus no longer able to converse with her. Prior to this, however, they conduct one final conversation, in which the TARDIS, speaking one last time through Idris, expresses a desire to simply say "Hello" to the Time Lord, and as Idris' body burns up the words "I love you" are heard. Later, the Doctor is unsure as to whether the TARDIS is still able to hear him, but in a mark of understanding, she pilots herself when he tells it to go "to the Eye of Orion or wherever we need to go."
A stretch sure, but it's all I had. I instead decided that it was probably best to keep this RC under wraps for as long as possible though it was just so stupid that it may possibly work.
So, I join up with the Cybermen. What an interesting day THAT turned out to be.
The whole fluff that Centurions (who is quite obviously a diehard Who fan) set up around the Master being able to work with the mafia was just like in the TV show. That is, he doesn't actually align himself with any particular factions - but he does use multiple alien races as tools in order to further his own ends (which is usually by trying to kill the Doctor). With this in mind, I revealed as little as possible about my actual abilities to the cybermen as I needed to keep my options open in case the joining up didn't work out. Joining the Cybermen gave me one seat (and therefore one vote) at the table when it came to choosing direction for gameplay and night kills, but due to the fact that our win conditions were different (I specifically needed to kill the doctor whilst the mafia just needed to end up in the majority to win) I knew I needed to take control of the night kill targeting - and fast.
After initial outright refusal to target the Doctor on night 3 there was only really one way I could get the Cybermen to do my bidding at this point (they wanted to go for lower risk targets), and that was to strongarm them. I basically made a play that I would normally never make as part of a regular mafia team - but in this case I was A) operating under different win conditions with a ticking time bomb in my possession, and B) really had no other way to hurt the doctor other than using the mafia night kill as lynching him was going to prove next to impossible. So I told the mafia that if they didn't obey the Master and attack the Doctor instead - that I would reveal their identities to the Town and let them sort them out whilst bouncing off my (imaginary) lynchproof saves. (A threat I was fully prepared to carry out, with all risks attached.) I had a conversation with Centurions about how in-theme for the master this was, and he fully endorsed the idea as fair play.
Fortunately the mafia were not permitted to kill one of their own with the night action ( I checked - otherwise I wouldn't have even attempted this), so Bloodlust and Sensual grudgingly turned their kill attempt to the doctor for the night and sent the strongman in. Bloodlust was NOT a happy camper.
It looks like the Darleks had the same idea that night as well, but unfortunately - the new Doc (thatnicguy) was apparently saved by some sort of SUPER save whilst regenerating (that ignored multiple kill attempts AND strongman - sweet Jesus!), and everything failed leading to no mafia kills that night. Whilst I was spewing about this, at least now I knew that targeting a Doctor the night after he entered the game was pointless. Useful info to have when preparing for the endgame!