'Enterprise' Up For Two Hugo Awards

By Caillan
April 19, 2003 - 1:26 AM

See Also: 'Carbon Creek' Episode Guide

Enterprise yesterday received its first Hugo Award nominations.

The fifth Star Trek series nabbed two nods in the category of Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, the Sci-Fi Wire reported. This was the first year the Best Dramatic Presentation category has been split up into Short Form and Long Form sections to honour achievements in television and film separately.

"Carbon Creek" scored the first Enterprise nomination. The season two episode, which tells the story of an early Vulcan visit to Earth, was written by Chris Black based upon a story by Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and Dan O'Shannon. James Contner directed the episode.

The second episode nominated was "A Night In Sickbay", a more personal story focusing on the relationship between Captain Archer and his crew. The episode was written by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga and helmed by David Straiton.

Trek's competition this year includes three episodes of Joss Whedon series. Buffy The Vampire Slayer's "Conversations With Dead People", the Firefly pilot, "Serenity", and Angel's "Waiting In The Wings" were also nominated in the category of Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.

Previous Star Trek Hugo Award-winners include Star Trek: The Next Generation's "All Good Things" and "The Inner Light", and the orginal series episodes "The City On The Edge Of Forever" and "The Menagerie". In 1968 a special award was bestowed upon creator Gene Roddenberry.

Other Trek episodes and films which received nominations over the years include Deep Space Nine's "The Visitor" and "Trials And Tribble-ations", The Next Generation's "Encounter At Farpoint" and every Trek feature film with the exception of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek Nemesis.

The Hugos, which celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, are awarded annually by the World Science Fiction Society to honour the best in genre literature, art and film-making. The winners of the 2003 awards will be announced at Torcon 3, which runs from August 28 - September 1 in Toronto, Canada. .

The full list of this year's nominees is available at the Sci-Fi Wire.

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