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|Subject: Four Doctor Who related items nominated for the HUGO award! Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:19 pm|| |
Talk about splitting the vote:
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|Subject: Re: Four Doctor Who related items nominated for the HUGO award! Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:02 pm|| |
Yay for Doctor Who! But how did "Five(ish) Doctors" get in there? Yes it was certainly one of the best things about the anniversary celebration. But it was a comedy, not science fiction. Having the Docu-drama nominated is also a bit of a stretch. It does get all a bit dream-sequency at the end, but it was intended as a fairly straight drama to celebrate the birth of Doctor Who. Once again, not a lot of sci-fi going on here; Sidney Newman wasn't revealed to be an alien, there was no actual traveling back and forth through the time-vortex to prevent JFK from getting shot, etc.
Someone on the nominating committee must really have enjoyed the series last year. Isn't there any other sci-fi or fantasy on TV these days to compete with Doctor Who? One nomination for "Game of Thrones" and one for "Orphan Black" and that's all there is?
Well, let's hope Doctor Who manages a win.