T'Pol Heats Up SpaceysBy Caillan
June 30, 2003 - 11:52 AM
Enterprise's T'Pol Thursday night warped past some of the sexiest characters in genre entertainment to claim the title of Favourite TV Hottie in the first annual Spacey Awards.
The Vulcan science officer beat off competition from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville and Birds of Prey characters to secure the viewer-voted gong, Canada.com reported.
T'Pol received 31% of the vote, narrowly claiming victory from Buffy's Spike, who notched up 29%, according to figures at the Enterprise Images Page. Buffy herself came third with 22%, followed by Smallville's Clark Kent, who had 11% of the vote. Bringing up the rear were Dinah Redmond-Lance from Birds of Prey and Angel's Charles Gunn with 5% and 2%, respectively.
Actress Jolene Blalock accepted the award on behalf of her television alter ego during a video segment filmed on the Paramount backlot. "The viewers have chosen me as the sexiest sci-fi babe, and that is an honour," she said. "Thank you very much. I wish I could be there to receive it, but I'm in Los Angeles, as you can see, here on the Paramount lot. We're going into our third season, so it's very exciting."
While Enterprise was pipped at the post by Buffy The Vampire Slayer in the Favourite TV Series category, it did win two tongue-in-cheek awards. One of Phlox's speeches in episode 31 ("A Night In Sickbay") scored the Best Technobabble gong, while T'Pol and Trip's skimpy decontamination outfits in "Broken Bow" earned the Best Minimalist Costume award, tied with "any episode" of Beastmaster.
Star Trek icon William Shatner (James T. Kirk) was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to genre entertainment over the years. "I shall put it somewhere," he said. "I don't know when I became spacey enough to earn the Spacey award. But I feel that in a lifetime achievement of spacey things, this is certainly perfect for me. Shatner-Spacey? Sounds good."