Waters of Mars wins Hugo!

Doctor Who has struck awards gold again this weekend, as Russell T Davies and Phil Ford’s The Waters of Mars picked up the prize of Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form!

Doctor Who - The Waters of MarsThe Waters of Mars follows previous winners Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead (directed by Euros Lyn), Blink (directed by Hettie McDonald) and The Girl in the Fireplace (directed Euros Lyn) – while all of these were written by Steven Moffat, it seems that it took not one but two writers to dislodge The Grand Moff’s supermacy at the awards!

Congratulations then, to Davies and Ford, as well as to the fantastic Graeme Harper who directed the marvellous Doctor Who special and David Tennant who brought us a dark new side to the Tenth Doctor.

Awarded at athe Aussiecon 4 event in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend, the Hugo Awards are the pinnacle of science fiction achievement, and Doctor Who’s presence among the winners for the 4th consecutive year is considerable.

Can’t quite recall The Waters of Mars, or want to relive the thrills? Head on over to our review of the episode – or pickup the Doctor Who Complete Specials boxset, which is available from Amazon (the DVD release is superb value at just £26.98!

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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