In his Hugo acceptance speech, Neil Gaiman mentioned some exciting news: He’s writing a second Who episode. In fact, he mentioned that only a fool or a madman would attempt to write another episode of Doctor Whoafter having pleased people so much the first time around — so he’s on his third draft of a new episode now.
We caught up with Gaiman at the Hugo afterparty, and he told us more about this surprising turn of events. Apparently the new episode is slated for the second half of season seven, which means that it could air as soon as spring 2013. But Gaiman pointed out that “The Doctor’s Wife,” his Hugo-winning episode, was originally slated for season five and got bumped to season six for budgetary reasons. The same thing could easily happen to his new episode, he said — and it sounds like this is another super-expensive story to make. Fingers crossed we get to see it sooner rather than later.
The first was for the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form award:
Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
The second was a book award under the category ‘Best Related Work’:
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea
From the description:
In Chicks Digs Time Lords, a host of award-winning female novelists, academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who, discuss their inventive involvement with the show’s fandom and examine why they adore the series. These essays will delight male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast.
Congrats to all!
Three episodes up for the “Shortform drama” award:
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Doctor Who:“A Christmas Carol” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who: “Vincent and the Doctor” written by Richard Curtis; directed by Jonny Campbell (BBC Wales)
F**k Me, Ray Bradbury written by Rachel Bloom; directed by Paul Briganti
The Lost Thing written by Shaun Tan; directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan (Passion Pictures)