The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor and The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot have all been nominated for this year’s Hugo Awards.
All three have been nominated in the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form’ category and the winners will be announced on 17 August at the 2014 Hugo Awards ceremony.
Commenting on the nominations, Doctor Who’s head writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, said, ‘For Doctor Who to receive three Hugo nominations in its anniversary year is completely thrilling. We are all over the moon. I’m particularly pleased about The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot as that was my acting debut. I remain available for any parts requiring a black jumper and slightly unrealistic hair.’
The prestigious Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are named after Hugo Gernsback, founder of the influential science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. Best of luck to all this year’s nominees!
Click through to read more: Multiple Hugo Award Nominations for the Doctor!
As part of the celebration of Tom Baker’s 80th birthday last week, BBC One have uploaded a video of Steven Moffat discussing three of his favorite Fourth Doctor stories and it’s definitely a thing that is worth watching and you should watch it… seriously go watch the thing.
(Here’s the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01qg3y7)
Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith talks about his swansong - The Time of the Doctor - from how his Mum doesn’t want him to leave, to having lunch with his successor, Peter Capaldi…
So you’re still going to be a fan?
Yeah, absolutely. I’ll be a fan. I’m very grateful to Steven Moffat and that whole team up in Wales for the past four years and you know I want the show to go from strength to strength, which it will. It might take me a couple of weeks to get my head around it. I think it was the same for David and I think it was the same for Karen, when she watched Jenna come in. I don’t think it’s easy, but it’s not my show it’s the fans’ show, so I’ll be a fan and then it will be my show.
"I don’t think it’s easy, but it’s not my show it’s the fans’ show, so I’ll be a fan and then it will be my show." Matt Smith.
This article is a fantastic read. Highly recommended.
Steven Moffat in “The Fiveish Doctors”
Behind the Scenes of The Day of the Doctor
Read the tweet roundup of people who were at the panel with Matt, Jenna and Steven Moffat:
New photos from ‘The Eleventh Hour’ panel at the Doctor Who Celebration at ExCeL London.