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The Brilliant
Type: Starship
Created by: Human-made
Appearances: NSA: The Pirate Loop

The Brilliant was a 40th century starship that was infamous for having vanished.


The Brilliant was made to look like an old fashion sail boat. The first class sections were finely crafted, though still sparsely furnished. The crew area and engine rooms were much smaller and more compact. The bridge was more like an office, with a horseshoe-shaped room filled with computers. There were transmat booths connecting the engine room and bridge.

The mechanics were worked on the Brilliant were genetically created to have no mouths, instead having holes for eating. Bondoux 56 androids, such as Gabriel, were modified and used to deal with the passengers.

The Brilliant also had an experimental engine which allowed it to skim across the Time Vortex, allowing it to travel much faster than other ships. (NSA: The Pirate Loop)


The Brilliant was created with an experimental drive, allowing it to move far faster than other methods. In order to test it, but without arousing suspicion, the Brilliant was made as a pleasure starship.

When the Brilliant was attacked by the Mandelbrot Sett, the engine was engaged incorrectly, causing a major temporal accident. From the point of view of the Brilliant, the rest of the universe was frozen. Different parts of the ship had time moving at different rates. An incomplete time loop was also created. When the ship tried to repeat things, mistakes were made, causing dying people to be brought back with scarring and objects to be recreated repeatedly. During this time, three pirates who had been trapped in the ship (Dashiel, Jocelyn and Archibald) repeatedly killed people and ate the repetition of the same canap├ęs. This whole process required great amounts of energy, meaning the ship would explode if it was stopped.

The Doctor was eventually able to repair the time loop, connect the Brilliant's engine to TARDIS and extend it over the Mandelbrot Sett. Then, though the pirates destroyed the ship, killed the crew and the Doctor, they were all brought back during the next repetition. Seeing that fighting would be useless and having been told of the delicacies on the Brilliant, the pirates joined them on the Brilliant. With the time loop repaired, they were allowed to party forever. (NSA: The Pirate Loop)


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