Hugo, Doctor Who, and Hints

Over the weekend, this year’s Hugo winners were announced. Tor.com provided the complete list of Hugo nominees and winners. You can also read some of the winning pieces online for free. Here is a link to Best Novelette, “Six Months, Three Days,” by Charlie Jane Adams (twitter). And here is a link to Best Short Story, “The Paper Menagerie,” by Ken Liu.

Here’s something I noticed about the nominees. If you are not already doing so, you should be watching Doctor Who and Community. Check it out:

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Winner: “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)

First off, congratulations to Neil Gaiman for winning a Hugo for an absolutely wonderful episode of Doctor Who. Second, during his acceptance speech, Neil Gaiman dropped a very interesting hint, saying, “…only a fool or a mad man would try to do it again… so I’m on the third draft.”

I know! Another Doctor Who episode by Neil Gaiman! And io9.com has some extra info the episode. Based on how wonderful “The Doctor’s Wife” was (as well as how much I love Gaiman’s writing), I know I’m not the only Whovian who is squeeing with excitement over this development.

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