The writer and comic book hero we like to claim as a Twin Cities resident, Neil Gaiman--author of "Coraline" and "The Graveyard Book" and about a million other things--can add one more line to his resume: Scriptwriter for "Doctor Who."
According to the BBC website, Gaiman revealed the news in Surrey during his acceptance speech for -- for what? -- the Hugo? No, that was last year. The Newbery? No, that was last year as well. Ah, for the SFX awards for best comic.
The BBC quotes Gaiman: "As anyone who's read my blog knows, I'm a big fan of a certain long-running British TV series. One that I 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."
"Doctor Who" is a BBC science fiction cult favorite, which has been on the air for more than 25 years with a series of actors playing the good doctor. The show started in 1963 and ran until 1989 and then resumed in 2005.
When he is not in England, New York, Toronto, Hollywood or other fabulous places doing fabulous things with truly fabulous people, Gaiman lives in western Wisconsin.