The animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks is getting some more love, this time a nomination for a prestigious award with some Trek history.
Lower Decks nominated
Star Trek: Lower Decks has been nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form by the World Science Fiction Society for the 2022 Hugo Awards, which has been honoring the best in science fiction and fantasy since 1953. Lower Decks is specifically nominated for “wej Duj,” a daring episode written by Kathryn Lyn and directed by Bob Suarez that garnered TrekMovie’s Best of Star Trek for 2021. Lower Decks is going up against episodes from The Wheel of Time, For All Mankind, Arcane, The Expanse, and Loki.
This is the first nomination for Star Trek since 2018 for Star Trek: Discovery. Prior to that, the franchise has been recognized by the Hugos going back to 1968 with nearly every series, except Voyager, picking up nominations, along with nine of the Trek feature films. The last win was in 1995 for the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Showrunner Mike McMahan took to Twitter to express his excitement over the nomination.
This is a stacked contest, but holy crap being nominated for a Hugo makes me so nerdyhappy. https://t.co/Uen6Nsm0W4
— Mike McMahan (@MikeMcMahanTM) April 7, 2022
The 2022 Hugo Awards are scheduled to be presented on Sunday evening, September 4, 2022, at a ceremony during the 80th World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago.
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