Horror is ingrained in Doctor Who‘s DNA, so it’s great to see the show nominated for a Rondo Classic Horror Award.
With serials like Blink, Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, and The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon under his belt, it’s no surprise that the nomination is for a story written by showrunner, Steven Moffat. And it’s arguably one of Series 8’s strongest episodes: Listen.
The story was something a little bit different, obvious from the outset with the Doctor sat on top of the TARDIS, before confronting the audience with the idea that we’re never actually alone. The thought sends a chill down your spine, and was an on-screen exploration of similar notions from Corner of the Eye in the 2007 Doctor Who Storybook. Seriously, track it down. Utterly brilliant.
The Rondo Awards was set up in 2002, a ceremony by fans for fans – with nominations by horror fans too!
Listen is in the Best Television Presentation category, up against series like Grimm, Orphan Black, The Strain, and The Walking Dead, while other awards include Best Restoration or Upgrade, Best Documentary, and Best Book 0f 2014. Meanwhile, in the Best Movie of 2014 category, we find Guardians of the Galaxy, starring Karen Gillan as Nebula.
The 13th Rondo Awards are dedicated to Dick Smith and Leonard Nimoy. Don’t forget to check out all the nominations.
Voting is solely by email, but they’ve unfortunately closed now, so all we can do now is wait, twiddle our thumbs… and maybe watch Listen again.
(Via Paul Cornell)