Saturn Awards Relish Torchwood, Diss the Doctor

DOCTOR WHO

The nominations for the 38thAnnual Saturn Awards were just announced, and while I was glad to see a lot of love for TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY, I was shocked that DOCTOR WHO garnered only one measly nomination — and that for best youth-oriented series.

Now, I’m not going to reopen the age-old question of whether DOCTOR WHO is really a children’s program; it was created to be one, but quickly morphed into something entirely different — something truly sui generis. And, to the Saturns’ credit, judging by the competition, “youth-oriented” here refers to teen-agers, not toddlers.
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