Woo Who! Another Hugo?

Can we drag you away from last night’s interminably cute Adipose (and how much do you want to bet that a few of them missed getting picked up by the mother ship and will turn up on Sarah Jane Adventures?) and return to some considerably more scary Doctor Who creatures?

The 2008 Hugo award nominations have been announced and Russell T Davies’ new Who empire has taken three of the five nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. Torchwood has one nomination with Captain Jack Harkness while Doctor Who has two with the Human Nature/Family Of Blood two parter and, what must be the bookie’s favourite for the award, Blink. The Star Trek New Voyages/Phase II episode World Enough and Time, and the Battlestar Galactica telemovie Razor complete the Short Form nominations.

As for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form the nominations are Enchanted, The Golden Compass, Stardust, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, and the entire first season of Heroes.

The awards will be presented on 9 August 2008 at Denvention 3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention, being held in Denver, USA.


The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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  1. Well deserved on the awards front. But on the Adipose front, is it just me that’s concerned that there is already an appeal for an Adipose plush?


    Strange that no-one seems to be considering just what the Adipose might grow up to becoming, or that the Doctor might regret his decision to let the children go…

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