Monday, February 8, 2010

Neil Gaiman Confirms He Is Writing A Doctor Who Episode

Neil Gaiman has confirmed after years of rumours and speculation that he is writing a Doctor Who episode, which will feature in the 2011 series. Gaiman who won an award at the SFX Awards for best comic, sent the following message to the UK sci-fi magazine along with his acceptance speech.
"Over the years SFX, and its readers and their votes in the polls, have always been very kind to me. I thought I’d return the favour with what used to be called, in journalistic circles when I was a boy, a scoop.

As anyone who’s read my blog knows, I’m a big fan of a certain long-running British SF TV series. One that started watching -- from behind the sofa -- when I was three. 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 any more.

Countdown. You’ve got about 14 months."