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Doctor Who ✫ [PDF] ✑ Doctor Who By Stephen Nicholas ✸ – Thomashillier.co.uk An intimate behind the curtains tour of the sets costumes spacecraft alien planets creatures weapons and gadgets used to create the stunning world of Doctor WhoFrom distant galaxies in the far flung f An intimate behind the curtains tour of the sets costumes spacecraft alien planets creatures weapons and gadgets used to create the stunning world of Doctor WhoFrom distant galaxies in the far flung future to ancient history on the planet Earth Doctor Who is uniue for the breadth of imaginative possibilities it offers the artists charged with bringing each episode to life Mining the depths of the BBC archives Stephen Nicholas and Mike Tucker have compiled this breathtaking collection of rare and never before published images that are interwoven with fascinating insights from the show’s writers Showcasing the work of Doctor Who’s remarkable designers Doctor Who Impossible Worlds pays tribute to the care and attention to detail essential to creating the look of the show from the characters themselves—including recurring villains like the Daleks or the Cybermen—to the smallest hand prop featured in the briefest of scenes to the TARDIS console room and other regularly used setsDoctor Who Impossible Worlds explores how the art department works together with costumers and make up and special effects artists to produce a coherent look for a diverse range of alien worlds; reveals how the artists’ relationship with the computer graphics department allows them to create locations far grander than possible in the real world; and shows how today’s creative artists have built upon the designs produced by their predecessors—the pioneers of the program’s “classic” era whose legacy has delighted audiences since Divided thematically Doctor Who Impossible Worlds examines the history of the program and its art and set design and highlights how various re occurring designs have evolved over time Chock full of surprising illuminating and fascinating information photographs and trivia Doctor Who Impossible Worlds is essential for every Whovian whether you're an established fan or are new to the show.

10 thoughts on “Doctor Who

  1. Andrew Andrew says:

    okay I am a sucker for art books from shows and films I love the concept art where you can follow the creative process from page to screen and this book is no different but oh so much better for the simple reason its Doctor WhoYes the book refers to the 50 years of the show really its been that long I remember it but I am not that old and yes there are entries across the all the series however it does focus on the recent years than the formative ones I guess if nothing else there is material now from the later yearsThe book is filled with comments and observations which for me just adds to the magic although the size and uality of the art is the real star of the showIf you are enjoying Doctor Who this is an amazing book and well worth hunting down although I suggest shopping around its not cheap brand newOne slight complaint about the book and Its for whoever designed the book rather than the book itself is that there is a folder on the back cover containing a number of prints now this is a great idea apart from the fact it distorts the pages and cover so now I have a bowed bookBut this is a slight inconvenience when face with such a beautiful book just reminds me how many talented people there are out there All I can say now is I am ready for the new series

  2. Andrea Andrea says:

    This book is awesome I love all the production sketches and notes about how they design stuff for the show There are a few designs from the Classic Series and those are really special

  3. Andy Hickman Andy Hickman says:

    “Doctor Who Impossible Worlds a 50 year treasury of art and design” by Stephen Nicholas Mike Tucker ISBN 9781849909662Phenomenal amount of detail and precision goes into creating the worlds of Doctor Who This book and accompanying picture cards are a wonderful resourceA lavish celebration of the creative vision behind Doctor WhoFrom distant galaxies in the far flung future to ancient history on the planet Earth Doctor Who is uniue for the breadth of possibilities that it can offer a designer For the first time in history the Doctor Who Art Department are opening their doors to reveal a uniue behind the scenes look at one of the most loved series on British Television

  4. Simon Collis Simon Collis says:

    A very interesting book Features much items from the new series than the original despite its 50 year treasury caption but that's probably because archives have been preserved carefully and of them are full colour than is true for the original seriesThere's not a lot of text but there are some fascinating facts in there that I didn't knowIt's an expensive book but worth it if you're a fan of the new series

  5. Jack Jack says:

    An outstanding book and a must for any Doctor Who fan A glorious collection of all the magnificent concept artwork and designs from both the original series and modern one though the bulk of the book does focus on 2005 onwards as expected A lot of work has gone into every aspect of this from the production of the book itself to the immense talent in the artists who created the work

  6. Bradley Freeman Bradley Freeman says:

    With an overview from the last 50 years of creature set and prop designs in Doctor Who there's something for everyone in this detailed revealing bookCurrent fans will be well rewarded as the book has tons tons of pictures and BTS explanations from the episodes featuring the 9th 11th Doctors

  7. Delanie Delanie says:

    Review of Goodreads not the bookThis book was really hard to find The real book doesn't have colons in the title and without putting them in the search you can't find this book Also I have a different isbn 978 0 06 240741 2 I wouldn't be putting this here but it doesn't let me edit

  8. Tony Tony says:

    Some interesting tidbits and images from production and pre production of the entire series' runs Some less than perfect writing but of course that's secondary in a pictoriography

  9. Krista McCracken Krista McCracken says:

    Very well done look at the many facets to the art and design of Doctor Who I enjoyed the comparisons of old and new Who and the range of design challenges highlighted plus lots of awesome pictures and sketches of sets props and creature concepts

  10. Jennifer Baratta Jennifer Baratta says:

    For all Whovians to go read and look at

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