Whether you follow the great Neil Gaiman or indeed Kasterborous on Twitter, you may already know that Doctor Who has not one, not two, but an astonishing three nominations for this year’s Hugo Awards!
For the uninitiated, the Hugos are the highly respected gongs awarded annually for the best sci-fi/sci-fantasyworks of the previous year.
In the 2012 awards the excellent The Doctor’s Wife by Gaiman is joined by the Tom MacRae’s superb The Girl Who Waited and Steven Moffat’s A Good Man Goes to War in the Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) category.
There they face competition from “Remedial Chaos Theory” from the NBC series Community and the self-fulfilling The Drink Tank’s Hugo Acceptance Speech.
“The Doctor’s Wife (Doctor Who), written by Neil Gaiman; directed by Richard Clark (BBC Wales)
“The Drink Tank’s Hugo Acceptance Speech,” Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon (Renovation)
“The Girl Who Waited” (Doctor Who), written by Tom MacRae; directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
“A Good Man Goes to War” (Doctor Who), written by Steven Moffat; directed by Peter Hoar (BBC Wales)
“Remedial Chaos Theory” (Community), written by Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna; directed by Jeff Melman (NBC)
The challenge is stiff, (no least from the Drink Tank!) but we reckon if Doctor Who is successful – and the odds are in our favour – then Tom MacRae will be the scriptwriter whose episode is rightly honoured.