Hugo Escapes our Grasp

Doctor Who has lost out in the 2015 Hugo awards.

The 2014 episode Listen, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon was nominated in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category. The episode came second, behind the Canadian science fiction television series Orphan Black. Last year’s winner Game of Thrones came third.

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • Winner – Orphan Black: “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”, ” written by Graham Manson, directed by John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions, Space/BBC America)
  • Doctor Who: “Listen”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Douglas Mackinnon (BBC Television)
  • Game of Thrones: “The Mountain and the Viper”, written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss, directed by Alex Graves ((HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
  • The Flash: “Pilot”, teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, story by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, directed by David Nutter (The CW) (Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television)
  • Grimm: “Once We Were Gods”, written by Alan DiFiore, directed by Steven DePaul (NBC) (GK Productions, Hazy Mills Productions, Universal TV)

The results were announced at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, held at Spokane in Washington State.

I watched the pilot of that show, but it just didn’t grab me and a show, especially these days, has to grab you right away of else you’ll have to binge watch years later to catch up.

I watched The Flash pilot and I wasn’t grabbed then either.

But when the Wirrn fell out of the closet at the beginning of Episode 2 of “The Ark in Space” I was grabbed like no other since. 🙂

People and TV are fickle like that…

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Yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of “Dr. Who & The Daleks” the big screen adaptation that saw Peter Cushing as “Dr. Who”.

It was significant because in a Black & White TV world, you had Daleks in glorious color!

The Whouniverse was also introduced to Bernard Cribbins who 40+ years later would come to be Donna’s granddad Wilf Mott.

So, time permitting :), pop it in and enjoy the colorful side of 60’s WHO, even if it’s not canon. 🙂

Dr Who and the Daleks (Credit: Deborah Taylor)
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About mydoctor1962

Doctor Who fan like few others. Also a fan of Science Fiction, Cooking Shows and more.

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