Saturn Awards Nominate Animated Series, Trek AlumniBy Michelle
February 21, 2007 - 2:33 PM
Both a Star Trek series and numerous people connected with the franchise were nominated for Saturn Awards earlier this week.
Star Trek: The Animated Series has been nominated for a 2007 trophy, one of six shows selected in the category of Best Retro Television Series Release on DVD, according to the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, which gives out the awards. It will compete with The Adventures of Superman, Amazing Stories, Saturday Night Live, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and The Wild Wild West.
Also a nominee is J.J. Abrams, who is expected to be executive producer of the eleventh Star Trek feature film. Abrams was nominated for best director for Paramount's Mission: Impossible III, which also received a nod in the Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film category.
Abrams' Lost was nominated for Best Network Television Series (which it won last year) and will compete against Heroes, co-executive produced by Voyager writer Bryan Fuller, and 24, co-executive produced by Enterprise producer Manny Coto. Other nominees in the category are Jericho, Smallville and Veronica Mars.
Deep Space Nine producer Ron Moore's Battlestar Galactica won Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series last year and is a nominee again, competing with popular science fiction series Stargate SG-1 and Doctor Who.
Several Star Trek actors who appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand have been nominated for awards. The acting categories contained several omissions of Academy Award favourites, though the performers in the independent non-genre film Notes on a Scandal were included.
The 33rd annual Saturn Awards will be presented on May 10th in California. A list of nominees is here.