Coto Shares An Emmy; Shatner, Stewart, Others Go WithoutBy Michelle
August 29, 2006 - 9:05 PM
William Shatner (Captain Kirk) may have lost his bid for a third consecutive Emmy Award last Sunday night at the Shrine Auditorium, but former Star Trek: Enterprise showrunner Manny Coto was among the recipients when 24 won the award for Best Drama Series for the first time.
Coto joined the staff of 24 last season after the cancellation of Enterprise, becoming a writer and co-executive producer of the series whose star Keifer Sutherland also received an Emmy Award. StarTrek.com noted that Coto was onstage along with several producers and cast members including Gregory Itzin (Admiral Black), who plays the President of the United States on the series.
Logan and Shatner were both defeated by Alan Alda, who had himself lost to Shatner in the Dramatic Supporting Actor category last year. No other Star Trek alumni won the awards for which they were nominated: Alfre Woodard (Lily Sloane), Joanna Cassidy (T'Les) and Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) all went home empty-handed. The Emmy memorial montage included late executive producer Michael Piller and Star Trek: The Motion Picture director Robert Wise, both of whom passed away last year.
StarTrek.com also congratulated two Star Trek writers on winning Hugo Awards at the World Science Fiction Convention last weekend - Peter S. Beagle, who wrote The Next Generation's "Sarek" for his novelette "Two Hearts", and Harlan Ellison, who wrote "The City on the Edge of Forever", for 50 years of contributions to science fiction.
In his acceptance speech, Ellison revealed that he will make a cameo appearance in an episode of Masters of Science Fiction based on his 1959 short story "The Discarded", directed by Jonathan Frakes (Riker). The series is scheduled to debut on ABC in January 2007.