Thursday, February 11, 2010

Neil Gaiman and Dr Who

Many of us who grew up in England are fervent Dr Who fans, remembering a time when we could be found watching the show avidly from behind the sofa. So it's with great delight that I read in the Guardian that Neil Gaiman has just announced that he is writing an episode of the television series detailing the adventures of the Time Lord. Gaiman said in his acceptance speech for winning best comic at the SFX awards that he had been a fan of Doctor Who since he was three years old, when he too would watch the show from behind the sofa. "And while I know it's cruel to make you wait for things, in about 14 months from now, which is to say, NOT in the upcoming season but early in the one after that, it's quite possible that I might have written an episode. And if I had, it would originally have been called The House of Nothing. But it definitely isn't called that anymore," revealed the author, who won the best comic prize for his Batman story Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader.

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