The nominations for the 2018 Saturn Awards
were announced on March 15th
, so it's well past time for me to compare my Saturn Awards television submissions for 2017-2018
with reality. Besides, after a week of serious posts, it's time for a Sunday entertainment feature.
I begin, as I did in my late February entry, with my suggestions in the fantasy category.
"Game of Thrones"
"Once Upon A Time"
"The Good Place"
"American Gods," "Game of Thrones," "Outlander," and "The Good Place" earned nominations. While I did not submit "The Magicians," I expected it to be renominated. I also expected "Lucifer," which was the show I voted for last year, to return as well. Nope. It and "Beyond" were replaced with "Knightfall" and "The Librarians." I can't get too upset, as I had been complaining about "The Librarians" being miscategorized as an Action show for two years. Also, "Knightfall" is not a bad choice at all. It's definitely not "The Leftovers," which I knew would be a long shot, but it looks like a good show, just not good enough for my vote in this category. That's going to "The Good Place," which is the only television show to be nominated for both a Nebula
and a Hugo
Score: 4/7, 5/7 based on my predictions.
Science Fiction Series
"Star Trek: Discovery"
Alternate: "The X-Files" in case "Star Trek: Discovery" is categorized as New Media.
"Colony," "The Expanse," "The Orville," and "The X-Files" all made it. So did "Star Trek: Discovery" but as a New Media series. I also considered "The 100" and should have included it among my suggestion, as it was nominated again. "Doctor Who" and "Salvation" earned spots instead of "12 Monkeys" and "Orphan Black." Again, I can't get too upset, as "Doctor Who" may have been better than "Orphan Black" this season and "Salvation" is better than "12 Monkeys." Besides, I submitted the Doctor Who Christmas Special under presentations and thought it might also deserve to be here, too, so I'll count it here as well.
Still, I'm almost as displeased at Tatiana Maslany getting snubbed as I was at Eva Green and "Penny Dreadful" being ignored for three consecutive years. Humph. I'll plan on writing a post about how these awards would look if the entertainment professionals were in charge of them instead of two people on the Television Committee. I'll critique the acting nominations there.
As for my vote, it will probably go to "Colony" unless a enough "Doctor Who" fans convince me otherwise. The latter is the one show in this category that earned a Hugo nomination. Come on, convince me in the comments.
"American Horror Story"
"Fear the Walking Dead"
"The Walking Dead"
Alternates: "Channel Zero" or "Z Nation" in case "Twin Peaks" is categorized as one of Fantasy, Thriller, or Presentation and "American Horror Story" is properly categorized as Presentation. Last year, it was considered a series.
I only got three of my suggestions for this category in this category, "American Horror Story," "Fear The Walking Dead," and "The Walking Dead." However, one of my suggestions for this category, "Twin Peaks," ended up nominated as a presentation, another suggestion, "Grimm," earned a nomination for Best DVD/BD Television Series Release, and one of my predictions for fantasy, "Preacher," ended up here where I thought it really belonged. I'll count that one.
As for the other nominees, I'd forgotten about "The Strain," which is probably better than the final season of "Sleepy Hollow," and "Teen Wolf" is a recurring nominee that might actually be a higher quality show than "Supernatural," which has been going on so long that I've lost count of how many times the Winchesters have saved the world. Oh, and "Ash vs. Evil Dead" returned. I'm not sure it's better than "Grimm," but never underestimate the power of cheese. As for my vote, it goes to "The Walking Dead." The entertainment professionals would vote for "American Horror Story," but they're not part of the Saturn Awards electorate. I am.
Score: 3/7, 4/7 based on my predictions.
I got five out of seven, "Arrow," "Black Lightning," "Gotham," "Supergirl," and "The Flash." As I wrote two months ago, I am not upset about "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." making the list over "Legion." The first season was already nominated, even if the second half was technically eligible. I'll submit the second season next year. On the other hand, I still think "The Gifted" was a better show than "Legends of Tomorrow." As for my vote, it's going to "Gotham."
Follow over the jump for the rest of the nominees compared to my submissions.