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Old September 2 2013, 02:05 PM   #12
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Re: Doctor Who Loses at the Hugo

The Wormhole wrote: View Post
I don't watch Game of Thrones, so won't comment on that winning.
My only comment on Game of Thrones's win is that I'm puzzled why the first season was nominated en masse for the Long Form Hugo, while this year a single episode was nominated in the Short Form category. I'm sure there are reasons, yet I can't help but wonder if "Blackwater" was nominated as it was to ensure that Joss Whedon and George R.R. Martin both took home statues (for Avengers and "Blackwater" respectively).

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But I will say I'm not surprised Doctor Who didn't win this year. Those weren't exactly great episodes. The best out of the nominated DW episodes is easily The Angels Take Manhattan, and that's hardly what I consider a masterpiece or award-worthy.
QFT, none of the Who episodes nominated were especially outstanding.

However, I think "The Snowmen," which came in last of the three, was the best of the three. I know others disagree.
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