Today Airlock Alpha (formerly SyFyPortal) announced the nominees for their annual ‘Portal Awards’, covering all aspects of the world of genre entertainment. The new Star Trek movie received a number of nominations, as did other aspects of Star Trek (including TrekMovie.com itself). Details on that below, plus another site has a profile of TrekMovie.com.
Star Trek all over Portal Awards Nominees
The new Star Trek movie led the field for films with five nominations. The film itself was nominated for ‘Best Movie’, and Jacob Kogan (little Spock), Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana were all nominated for acting awards.
In the world of TV, Trek vet Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica lead the field with eleven nominations, including Best TV Series. Fringe, created by JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, has three nominations, while Abrams’ Lost has two nominations.
The Portal Awards also has a category for Best Website, and TrekMovie is nominated along with four other ‘franchise focused’ sites. Also for the web, Star Trek Phase II was nominated for Best Web Production, along with a number of studio produced projects.
There is also a special Gene Roddenberry Lifetime Achievement Award, and the nominees are director James Cameron and classic science fiction writer H.G. Wells, along with three Trek vets: Gene L. Coon, Matt Jefferies, and Majel Barrett Roddenberry.
TrekMovie.com profile at Media Bistro
In other news about TrekMovie.com, last week MediaBistro.com profiled this site as part of its ‘Hey, How’d you become a success’ series. Unfortunately most of the article is only available as part of MediaBistro’s paid membership, as the site is geared for aspiring writers and journalists and the article is a ‘case study’ in how this site grew to be the leading site for its niche (Star Trek news). The article includes an interview with myself and was written by author, blogger (and Trek fan) Marty Beckerman, but is by no means worth the $55 annual fee just to read (and MediaBistro will not allow us to replicate it, sorry).
For a Trek related item that you can read for free online, check out Marty’s review of new novel "Shatnerquake".