Fankind's favorite BBC science fiction series is about to gain one of the UK's most celebrated talents. Neil Gaiman is writing a 2011 episode of "Doctor Who."

The Guardian reports Gaiman will pen an episode for the show's next season. The announcement came at the SFX awards where the author won the best comic prize for "Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader."

In his acceptance speech, Gaiman teased that his episode would take about 14 months to air and that it was originally entitled "The House of Nothing," but that it "...definitely isn't called that anymore."

Gaiman's episode will reportedly star Matt Smith, the eleventh actor to don the role of "The Doctor," whose new adventures begin later this year.

Fans will have a little longer than that to finally catch the Gaiman-penned episode, but what's a little patience for a potential payoff like this?