The SyFy shows don’t tend to announce, yet. So while we know that Stargate: Universe got the greenlight for Season 2 (they’re currently in production), the fact that MGM is financially shaky makes that tenuous for Season 3. But, hey, at least we know that wrestling is safe.
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
So Supernatural is getting a fourth season, which I can understand, because they seem to have a huge following, at least on Livejournal. (The show itself? I don’t get it. But then I always liked Jess more, anyway.) Smallville’s continued existence is a little more puzzling, but it is Superman, so go figure.
The WB and UPN to merge, create new network.Veronica Mars and Smallville are expected to survive any resulting shakedown. Hopefully someone can find the courage to finally put Charmed down and give VMars the Sunday slot. I’d totally watch it against Desperate Housewives.
(I’ve heard Smallville is really, really awful this year, but what else is new? It can’t be any worse than The O.C., right? Please, someone tell me I’m right.)
In other SW guest star news, Comic Continuum also reported that Mark Hamill will be voicing the Trickster on an upcoming episode of Cartoon Network’s Justice League Unlimited. Hamill infamously played the Trickster in the short lived live-action Flash TV show starring Dawson’s dad, and (of course) voiced the Joker for Batman: The Animated Series. I’d link pictures, but you’re probably off just renting Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back for your Hamill-in-spandex fix.