Doctor Who Gets a Shout-Out During the Emmys!

Add director Steve Shill to the list of famous Doctor Who fans. When the Brit won his Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for Dexter last night, Emmy announcer John Hodgman revealed that Shill’s “first TV memory was watching Doctor Who,” and added, “Quite frankly, Doctor Who is my only TV memory.” (John is a big fan as well.) Later, Hodgman tweeted, “Congrats Steve Shill, and thanks for the chance to make my one Whovian reference of the night.”

So David Tennant on the red carpet and a shout-out during the telecast? Whovians were being spoiled last night!

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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