Fresh off the Emmy broadcast, the Gemini Award nominations, recognizing achievement in Canadian English-language television, have been released. And, unlike in the US, they tend to appreciate good genre television.
Best Original Music Score – Joel Goldsmith (Light)
Best Photography – Light
Best Editing – Human
Best Sound Series
Best Visual Effect – Air, Part 1
Other genre nods:
Alice – Matt Frewer (Best Performance by a Supporting Actor, Mini-Series), Andrew Lee Potts (Best Performance by a Lead Actor, Mini-Series), Caterina Scorsone (Best Performance by a Lead Actress, Mini-Series), Makeup, Costume Design, Best Writing Mini-Series
Stargate Universe is back tonight with the episode “Light.” (As opposed to last week’s episode, “Darkness.” Seeing a pattern?)
Ratings were down 14%, but it was considered to be okay as it was in competition with baseball and a new horror film. We’ll see if they’ll still be happy if the ratings are that way this week; although I think there’s more baseball. Still, November will be critical as Dollhouse will be off the air. I think they’ll be expected to gather some eyes from that audience.
At any rate, one of the more interesting parts of SGU are the Kino diaries. The Official Site is now starting to post them.
In other Stargate news, Atlantis won two Gemini Awards. One for makeup in the episode “Vegas,” and the other for writing in “The Shrine.” (One of my favorite episodes ever.) SG1 alum Amanda Tapping’s series Sanctuary won for VFX.
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
And Heroes will try to stop hemorrhaging viewers by doing a spot during the SuperBowl in which we explore what it would look like if Heroes played football. (It’ll also be the start of the supposedly-tightened-up Volume 4.)
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!)
The best part about shows with names like this is that you can make horribly annoying subject lines for quite a while with them.
At any rate, the first trailer is up for Sanctuary. This was the first attempt to sell a series strictly online and using fan interaction to help shape the story. Sadly, they just couldn’t make the model work financially. But it was enough to get SciFi to notice and pick them up as a series. So it can’t all be bad.
Series star and producer Amanda Tapping (formerly of the Stargate franchise) catches everyone up on what’s been happening with the show. A nice interview for those who watched it and those who are thinking about it.
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