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Genre TV Round-Up

Now that everyone has gotten over Johnny Depp’s appearance and that smooch between John Barrowman and David Tennant, Airlock Alpha catches us up on all we missed with sci-fi TV:

And now let’s see what scoopage E! is covering:

And one final tidbit for crushed Jericho fans:  it looks like they’re trying for a wrap-up movie.

Emmy’s are Diggin’ the Geeks

The Emmy Award Nominations are out and the geeks seem to be doing the same as always.  But hey, the folks who do all the technical stuff work hard on it.  Let’s congratulate the great crew of our favorite geeky shows on jobs well done.  (And there are some major ones in there.)

  • Robot Chicken – Animation Series,  and Voiceover for the Star Wars Episode II episode
  • The Big Bang Theory – Best Comedic Actor, Art Direction
  • Lost – Best Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor, Sound Editing (Series), Writing (Drama)
  • Heroes – Art Direction, Visual Effects (Series)
  • Battlestar Galactica – Directing (Drama), Single-Camera Editing (Hour-Long), Sound Editing (Episode), Sound Editing (Series), Visual Effects (Series) and Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Program
  • Legend of the Seeker – Original Music Composition
  • Smallville – Sound Editing
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Program
  • Terminator – Sound Editing
  • Sanctuary – Visual Effects (Series)
  • Chuck – Stunts

We scour the complete PDF so you don’t have to!

Indy IV, The Clone Wars up for Saturn Awards

The nominations for the 35th Annual Saturn Awards are out, with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull scoring five nominations, including Best Science Fiction Film and nods for both Harrison Ford and Shia LeBouf. The Clone Wars also picked up two nominations, one for Best Animated Movie and another for Best Syndicated/Cable series.

The Saturns are presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor genre film and tv, so pretty much everything of note has a nod. The Dark Knight leads with 11 total. Expect to hear about the winners in June.

Dr. Horrible, The Dark Knight, and Heroes rack up People’s Choice Awards

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog has won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Online Sensation, in the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards, beating out other such online sensations as “Paris Hilton’s response to McCain ad”. In the other geeky categories, Heroes nabbed the spot for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman got favorite superhero, and Christian and Heath beat out Harrison and Shia for Favorite On Screen Match Up. The Dark Knight beat out Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Iron Man for both favorite movie and favorite action movie.

SciFi assesses genre show survival

Now that the actors have decided to postpone their strike vote, we can get back to worrying and fretting about the fates of our favorite genre shows.

SciFi is jumping on the prediction wagon by rating the chances of show survival for:  Chuck, Heroes, Eleventh Hour, Life on Mars, Sarah Connor and Knight Rider.

Personally, I’m voting for Chuck and all his unabashedly geeky enthusiasm

The Ratings Game – Clone Wars Rocks, Heroes Tanks

Entertainment industry strikes have an interesting way of shaking up the following season.  This one is no exception.

  • Heroes is steadily dropping with each episode:  down 18% from the already-sluggish season premiere.  However, according to EOnline, it’s doing really well on Hulu.  (Have you people learned nothing from Stargate?  TV execs and advertisers don’t understand this whole alternative viewing thing, yet.  Watch it live if you want to keep it!)
  • Sarah Connor is, according to SyFyPortal, on the verge of cancellation, but also thriving in the alternative market.
  • Chuck is holding on, but has also dropped 11%. 

So let’s focus on the happy, shall we?

  • Clone Wars set a new record for Cartoon Network with 4 million viewers.
  • Fringe won the coveted 18-49 demographic
  • And even Sanctuary drummed up strong numbers for SciFi with 2.7 million viewers.  (Although I suspect this will be another that soon bleeds off to online and DVR viewing.)

Remember, fellow geeks, only you can save TV shows:  watch them live!

A Hero Loves the Star Wars Heroes

Heroes‘ own Peter Petrelli, Milo Ventimiglia, is a big ol’ Star Wars geek!

Bonnie gets the dirt on why he wanted to be Luke in Return of the Jedi (good taste) and how he has started using his ForceFX lightsaber to intimidate everywhere he goes.  (Oh, get your minds out of the gutter!)

Bonus:  Milo and his friend geeked out by making a video of a lightsaber duel.  And he’s calling out Seth Green, next.  Woo hoo!

TV Round-Up – It’s that most wonderful time of the year

Ah, don’t you just love the smell of a new TV season?

There be some spoilery (yet oh, so intriguing) tidbits on Watch with Kristin‘s weekly spoiler chat about returning shows Heroes Smallville and Supernatural.

Speaking of Heroes, TV Guide is also offering up a bit of a sneak peek into the sexy of Season 3.  (Hey, if we can get more shirtless Mohinder?  I am all for it.)

As for the new shows, JJ Abrams talks to them about Fringe and a little film he’s doing for the Trek franchise.

Firefly and Dr. Horrible‘s Nathan Fillion has had his new series picked up.  Not sci-fi, but we wish him luck, all the same.  (And could we get a little shirtless action there, too?)

Yup.  Smells like a new season!