Last night the 35th annual Saturn Awards were held in Los Angeles honoring the world of science fiction. The big winner of the night was The Dark Knight, with Star Trek eligible for next year’s awards. But Trek was still there as Leonard Nimoy was given a lifetime achievement award, presented by JJ Abrams, who also made some comments about the next Star Trek film.
Abrams talks next Trek
With the current Star Trek movie being a hit, everyone is thinking about the next entry. Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have talked about how they haven’t started yet, but are weighing the big question about on if they should or should not return to a classic Star Trek story for the next Trek. JJ Abrams, who will produce and possibly direct the Star Trek sequel, chimed in on that topic, telling SciFiWire:
The great thing is we’re all open to anything. I think the fun of where we are with Trek is that it can and should just be fully explored. So I think to limit ourselves to only new adventures would be a mistake.
Abrams also told SFW he and Tom Cruise are "just developing" a "very cool" idea for MI4.
Abrams at Saturns
(Photo by SciFi)
Nimoy gets a Saturn
Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in film and television which span over five decades. Although mostly known for his portrayal of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror also noted Nimoy’s accomplishments in Mission Impossible, Columbo, Fringe and more. JJ Abrams was at the Saturns to present the award to Nimoy.
Nimoy with his Saturn
(Photo by PR Photos – Al Ortega)
Abrams picks up award for Lost + Dark Knight & BSG big winners
As for other winners, last night The Dark Knight picked up five Saturns, including Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film. Also receiving multiple Saturn Awards were The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Iron Man which won three Saturn Awards apiece. Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica picked up the most awards for a TV series, with three Saturns, including Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series. JJ Abrams also picked up an award for Lost as Best Network Series.
In addition to Abrams and Nimoy, also on hand was Voyager’s Robert Picardo, who presented an award. Rod Roddenberry attended the awards and tweeted some cameraphone images, including Nimoy and Picardo.
A full list of winners and more info available at saturnawards.org