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Published on September 3rd, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Neil Gaiman Returns to Doctor Who?

It had a talking, female incarnation of the TARDIS, a disembodied voice and was the most “Time Lordy” of all episodes since The End of Time. No wonder the Hugo judges loved it!

The success of 2011′s The Doctor’s Wife was always going to win awards, and the smart money might have been on a second story from Neil Gaiman – and at Saturday evening’s Hugo Awards ceremony the writer revealed that a second episode is in the offing!

However, we might not see it for a while yet. Although the writer observed that

Only a fool or a mad man would try to do it again… so I’m on the third draft…

some hard work by’s Charlie Jane Anders reveals that the episode is currently scheduled to appear in the batch of episodes currently in production. Of course, The Doctor’s Wife – for which Gaiman was collecting a Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) – was originally intended for 2010′s Series 5, so it’s anyone’s guess whether or not we’ll get to see another episode by this hugely successful writer in 2013 or later.


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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+.

5 Responses to Neil Gaiman Returns to Doctor Who?

  1. avatar Esterath says:

    Hopefully this will be the Cybermen reimagining story rumoured a while back…?

    • avatar Leo says:

      That seems to be the general theory.

    • avatar James says:

      It would be great to see a return of the mythology of the Cybermen, something ditched by Russell Davies that has had a detrimental effect on the Cybermen. So I’d like to see redisgned Cybermen with their history resored. Go back to Kit Pedlar and Telos. If anyone could give them credibility and make them scary again, it’s a writer of Gaiman’s caliber.

  2. avatar Warren Howarth says:

    Definately looking forward to hearing more about this! Christian, any luck with my forum access yet mate? I dropped you a mail the other day

    • Hi Warren
      If you can login to the comments, you should be able to login to the forum – your two accounts should have been merged. Let me know!

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