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The Brilliant Book 2012 is a behind-the-scenes illustrated guide to Series 6 of the new series of the show published in 2011. It features information from both an in-universe and real world perspective and new stories.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
The indispensable official guide to Series 6 of Doctor Who!
Packed with unseen photographs and original artwork and illustrations, The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2012 is your indispensable guide to Series 6 of Doctor Who.
Weaving fact and fiction, interviews and information, the Brilliant Book boasts brand new material from the writers of the TV show, including Mark Gatiss, Gareth Roberts, Matthew Graham, Tom MacRae and Steve Thompson, plus exclusive extras from Neil Gaiman. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston take us behind the scenes in revealing new interviews, while showrunner Steven Moffat unravels the secrets of the scripts.
Learn the art of making a memorable monster, discover how the show's secrets are kept, and see a full episode by episode guide, including deleted scenes and hidden gems you might have missed. Find out who legendary Time Lord The Corsair really was, and voyage with the Pirate crew of the good ship Fancy before they heard the Siren's song; discover the full story of the fight for Ganger rights and get a taste of the future with Dorium Maldovar.
The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2012 — no TARDIS traveller should be without it!
Contents[edit | edit source]
Features (Fictional Context)[edit | edit source]
- A Message from Madame Kovarian
- Welcome, traveller, to Sardicktown
- Play among the stars, and come aboard the Thrasymachus
- A collection of evidence of the Amy 'Amying through time' at Amy & Amy
- Three Months, Three Companions
- The Doc's Side of the Moon
- Eleven Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Corsair
- The Fight For Ganger Rights
- The Lesson of the Unholy Water
- It's you...but disposable!
- Papal Mainframe
- Madame Vastra: Adventuress
- Mels at School
- Just. Department User Guides - Teselecta
- My Special Book by George Thompson (aged 7 1/2)
- Twostreams - Where a day can last a lifetime
- Handroid Cybernetic Industries
- White flag article
- Sanderson & Grainger application for employment
- A collection of screenshots and articles from when time stopped
Stories[edit | edit source]
- None. In lieu of original short fiction, the book instead features a number of features presented in historical context, featuring characters from the various episodes.
Comic strip[edit | edit source]
- Planet of the Rain Gods, a three-page comic strip adaptation of the unused opening sequence of The Doctor's Wife
Episodes[edit | edit source]
- A Christmas Carol
- The Impossible Astronaut
- Day of the Moon
- The Curse of the Black Spot
- The Doctor's Wife
- The Rebel Flesh
- The Almost People
- A Good Man Goes to War
- Let's Kill Hitler
- Night Terrors
- The Girl Who Waited
- The God Complex
- Closing Time
- The Wedding of River Song
Interviews[edit | edit source]
- "The Doctor is a thrill-seeker. He's addicted to it." - Interview with Matt Smith.
- "Once Amy's gone, she's gone. Death could be an option." - Interview with Karen Gillan.
- "He's still Rory, still panicky and nervous, but he's more of a man." - Interview with Arthur Darvill.
- "I should, in theory, be kissing the Doctor a lot more now." - Interview with Alex Kingston.
- "I'm not writing for diehard fans. I'm writing for the other 100% of the audience." - Interview with Steven Moffat.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The Silence
- Execs mark the spot - Diary of Stephen Thompson writing The Curse of the Black Spot.
- The Flesh
- The Direct Approach - directing Doctor Who
- The Minotaur
- The Cybermen and Cybermats
Other[edit | edit source]
- Tricky Dicky - Just who was Richard Nixon?
- The True Voyages of Henry Avery 1694-1696
- The Changing Hats of Doctor Who
- The Fabulous, Fantastic Gallery of Characters That Nearly Made It Into Closing Time But Didn't For Some Reason
- The Doctor's Guide to Fashion