From distant galaxies in the far-flung future, to ancient history on the planet Earth, Doctor Who is unique 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 unique, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most loved series on British Television.
Whether it's iconic sets like the TARDIS console room, recurring villains like the Daleks or the Cybermen, or the smallest hand prop featured in the briefest of scenes, this book showcases the work of the Doctor Who art department in glorious detail. Discover how the designers work with the costume, make-up and special effects teams to produce the alien worlds, and how the work has evolved from the programme's `classic' era to the panoramic alien worlds and technologies that delight audiences today.
Featuring hundreds of models, sketches, storyboards and concept artworks, many never-before-seen, Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds opens the doors to 50 years of astonishing creative work from one of the most inventive shows on television.
Stephen Nicholas (Author) Stephen Nicholas was the supervising art director for Doctor Who, and had a big part to play in overseeing the regeneration of the art department for the new series in 2004. He also art directed Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures. This is his first book. Mike Tucker (Author) Mike Tucker is an author specialising in books for children and young adults, and has written several original `Doctor Who' novels, a number of `Merlin' novelisations, and original fiction for other shared universes. He has also written numerous factual books relating to film and television, including a history of the BBC's Visual Effects Department, where he used to work. Alongside his writing, Mike works as a Visual Effects Designer, and his company - The Model Unit - recently won a BAFTA Craft Award for its miniature effects work on the 50th anniversary `Doctor Who' episode `The Day of the Doctor'