Stuff: Writers Guild Nominations
One of the greatest things about Science Fiction is that it can take you anywhere and present you with just about anything. In the hands of a great writer Science Fiction can be a brilliant vehicle for the telling of both thought provoking and emotional escapes. While in the past brilliant Science Fiction writing has been over looked at awards time it seems that the current crop of Science Fiction shows (and their writers) are finally getting some long overdue recognition.
SciFi.com has revealed LOST, HEROES and Battlestar Galactica have all received nominations for the Writers Guild of America television awards.
Heroes received one nomination (in the best new series category) while Lost received two nominations, one for best dramatic series and the episode “Two for the Road” (written by Elizabeth Sarnoff and Christina M. Kim) was nominated in the best episodic drama category. “Two for the Road” is up against the Battlestar Galactica two-parter “Occupation/Precipice” (written by Ron Moore) which also received a nomination for best episodic drama.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I quite like to hear that shows that I’m a fan of are being rewarded/recognised in this way. Not only because it (can) decrease the chance that they’ll be axed and leave me looking for new stuff to watch – but also because it, to a degree, vindicates the fact that I enjoy them… And lets face it, none of us likes to think that our taste (in any form of entertainment) is misguided. [source]