Cult TV Awards Winners 2018

Sunday, 14 April 2019 10:41

Last year’s Cult TV Awards were definitely the time of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Not only did the Trek spin-off, which ran from 19—pick up the top gong of “Hall of Fame – Series” but also Director Roxann Dawson (who was previously an actor, playing B'Elanna Torres in Star Trek: Voyager) won the “Hall of Fame – Director” Award.

Inducted into the “Hall of Fame – Producer” this year was Ira Steven Behr, who was with DS9 for its duration, becoming an Executive Producer for 108 of its episodes. He had previously been a producer on Star Trek: The Next Generation and the TV series of Fame. In addition, the “Hall of Fame – Villain” pantheon for the year went to the Cardassian Gul Dukat (as played by Mark Alaimo in 35 episodes of DS9).

Some of our voters were also winners as, thanks to Fabulous Films we had some superb prizes to give away in our prize draw, all just for making your choices. QUANTUM LEAP – The Complete Blu-ray Collection went to Mark Prior of Chatteris; BUCK ROGERS – The Complete Blu-ray Collection went to Sally Luke of Chelmsford; COLUMBO – Complete Season One on Blu-ray went to Chris Smith of Urmston; and THE INCREDIBLE HULK – Movie Collection on DVD went to Cliff Hedges of Bromley.

The Orville, playing out on the Fox channel in the UK, picked up the Cult TV Award for “Best New Satellite/Cable Premium Channel Series”, as well as the Award for “Best New Title Sequence”. In terms of the “Breakout Performance”, for someone new to the worlds of Cult TV, this went to Halston Sage, who played Lt Alara Kitan, the Xelayan Head of Security, in the first season of The Orville.

Meanwhile, Star Trek: Discovery has split the Trekker audience, with rules of canon having been broken on numerous occasions, all made allowance for by some as this appears to be an alternative ‘mirror’ universe of some description. However, in a tightly contested vote, the series won “Best New Digitally Delivered Premium Series”.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD picked up the “Best Returning Free-To-Air Series”, just as the news comes through that it had been renewed for a seventh season (and that’s even before the sixth season had aired), whereas mainstream hot series Bodyguard was the “Best New Free-To-Air Series”, another series where we’ll be getting more.

Best DVD/Blu-ray Presentation of the Year went to the Limited Edition Set of The Goodies – The Complete BBC Collection from Network Releasing. A limited edition of 1,000 copies, aside from all the episodes over 12 DVDs, the set also included: “An Audience with The Goodies” (recorded in June 2018 at the Leicester Square Theatre, this very special one-night-only event saw Tim, Bill and Graeme reunite on stage to talk about their career and the enduring popularity of the series); “The Goodies DVD File”: an overview of Graeme, Bill and Tim's careers, beginning at Cambridge and working through to the post-Goodies era, bringing the story right up to date. Written by archive television historian Andrew Pixley, this was a 500 page paperback; “The Goodies Book of Criminal Recordings”: an episode-by-episode analysis of the entire Goodies output, including their ITV series and an index covering commercial recordings and other endeavours. Also by Andrew Pixley, this was a 350age paperback; and “The Cricklewood Tapes”: a three-CD set of original session recordings made for the series – including music, adverts and stings.  All of this packaged together in a “Goodies” bag!

Joining the “Hall of Fame – Actor” category this year is Nathan Fillion. Best known in circles as Captain Mal Reynolds in Firefly, a big chunk of the last few years (2009-2016) was taken up playing Richard, the lead character in 173 episodes of Castle. He was also seen as Dr Adam Mayfair in Desperate Housewives, Alex Tully in Drive (2007), Rainer Shine in Modern Family, Jacques Snicket in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Jack Moore in Conman. His latest series, which can be seen on Sky Witness, is The Rookie, where he plays the lead, John Nolan. He even made a guest appearance as himself in The Big Bang Theory.

The late Majel Barrett secured this year’s “Hall of Fame – Actress" award, having played ‘Number One’ in the original pilot of Star Trek – “The Cage” (which was later re-edited into the ongoing series as the two part story “The Menagerie”), and then Nurse Christine Chapel in the series itself. She was also the computer voice on many of the Star Trek television series and five of the Star Trek films.

Married to ‘The Great Bird of the Galaxy’, Gene Roddenberry, Majel was the only actor to appear in all five live-action Trek series (Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation – including the role of Deanna’s mother Lwaxana Troi, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise). In addition to this, she supplied various voices on Star Trek: The Animated Series. She was also seen as Julianne Belman in Earth: Final Conflict (based on a Gene Roddenberry concept), and played Lady Morella in “Point of No Return”, an episode of Babylon 5.

 

CULT TV AWARDS 2018 – WINNERS AND NOMINEES

Best New Satellite/Cable Premium Channel Series

WINNER: The Orville (Fox)

NOMINATED: The Terror (AMC)

Knightfall (History)

The Deuce (Atlantic)

Carter (Alibi)

 

Best New Digitally Delivered Premium Series

WINNER: Star Trek: Discovery (Netflix)

NOMINATED: Altered Carbon (Netflix)

Lost in Space (Netflix)

The Good Place (Netflix)

Mindhunter (Netflix)

 

Best New Free To Air Series

WINNERL Bodyguard (BBC1)

NOMINATED: Krypton (E4)

Snowfall (BBC2)

Young Sheldon (E4)

Timewasters (ITV2)

 

Best Returning Satellite/Cable Premium Channel Series

WINNER: Westworld (Atlantic)

NOMINATED: Supergirl (Sky1)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Sky1)

The Blacklist (Sky1)

Hawaii 5-0 (Sky1)

 

Best Returning Digitally Delivered Premium Channel Series

WINNER: Stranger Things (Netflix)

NOMINATED: The Expanse (Netflix)

Riverdale (Netflix)

Shadowhunters (Netflix)

Black Mirror (Netflix)

 

Best Returning Free To Air Series

WINNER: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (E4)

NOMINATED: Gotham (E4)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (E4)

The X Files (C5)

Lethal Weapon (ITV)

 

Best TV Special or Mini-Series

WINNER: A Very English Scandal (BBC1)

NOMINATED: Picnic at Hanging Rock (BBC2)

Kiss Me First (C4)

Collateral (BBC2)

Troy: Fall of a City (BBC1)

 

Show they Should Not Have Cancelled

WINNER: Timeless (E4)

NOMINATED: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Netflix)

The X-Files (C5)

Reveries (SyFy)

Last Man on Earth (Amazon)

 

Best Guest Appearance

WINNER: Bill Mumy (Lost in Space)

NOMINATED: John Noble (The Blacklist)

Felicia Day (The Magicians)

Steve Buscemi (Electric Dreams)

Joe McHale (The X-Files)

 

Breakout Performance

WINNER: Halston Sage (The Orville)

NOMINATED: Mina Sundwall (Lost in Space)

Wallis Day (Krypton)

Tom Cullen (Knightfall)

Tallulah Haddon (Kiss Me First)

 

Best New Title Sequence

WINNER: The Orville (Fox)

NOMINATED: Lost in Space (Netflix)

Krypton (E4)

Marvel’s Runaways (SyFy)

The Terror (AMC)

 

Best Blu-ray or DVD Presentation

WINNER: The Goodies – The Complete BBC Collection [Limited Edition Set] (DVD) (Network)

NOMINATED: Doctor Who: The Collection - Season 12 (Blu-ray) (2entertain)

Doctor Who: Shada (Blu-ray & DVD) (2entertain)

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season (Blu-ray & DVD) (Warner)

Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series (Blu-ray & DVD) (Universal)

 

Best Audio Production

WINNER: Blake’s 7: The Way Ahead (Big Finish)

NOMINATED: Callan: Volume 01 (Big Finish)

Robin of Sherwood: The Knights of the Apocalypse (Spiteful Puppet)

The Diary of River Song: Series 03 (Big Finish)

Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Volume 2 (Andrews UK)

 

HALL OF FAME - SERIES

WINNER: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

NOMINATED: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Red Dwarf

Mission: Impossible

The Tomorrow People

 

HALL OF FAME - ACTOR

WINNER: Nathan Fillion

NOMINATED: Kyle MacLachlan

Gareth Thomas

Peter Capaldi

Avery Brooks

 

HALL OF FAME - ACTRESS

WINNER: Majel Barrett

NOMINATED: Erin Gray

Angela Lansbury

Hayley Atwell

Amanda Tapping

 

HALL OF FAME - DIRECTOR

WINNER: Roxann Dawson

NOMINATED: Ben Wheatley

Alan Kroeker

Ken Turner

Alan J Levi

 

HALL OF FAME - PRODUCER

WINNER: Ira Steven Behr

NOMINATED: Greg Berlanti

Chris Chibnall

John McNamara

Vince Gilligan

 

HALL OF FAME - WRITER

WINNER: Richard Carpenter

NOMINATED: Donald James

Malcolm Hulke

Robert Banks Stewart

Kenneth Johnson

 

HALL OF FAME - TV MUSIC

WINNER: Sean Callery (24, Elementary, Bones, Bull)

NOMINATED: Bear McCreary (Eureka, New Battlestar Galactica, Walking Dead)

Segun Akinola (Doctor Who, Shaun the Sheep, The Human Body)

Blake Neely (Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash)

Sylvester Levay (Airwolf, Otherworld, Something Is Out There)

 

HALL OF FAME - SPECIAL EFFECTS

WINNER: Loni Peristere (Buffy, Angel, Firefly)

NOMINATED: Paul Krysinski (Salvation, Taken, Beauty and the Beast)

Jean Luc Dinsdale (Arrow, Smallville, Jeremiah, 7 Days)

James Lorimer (The Orville, American Horror Story, New Girl)

James Tichenor (Stargate SG-1, Smallville, Kingdom Hospital)

 

HALL OF FAME - COSTUMES

WINNER: Shawna Trpcic (Torchwood, Angel, Powers, Dollhouse)

NOMINATED: Hayley Nebauer (Doctor Who, The Musketeers, Cyberbully)

Lisa Padovani (Gotham, Sneaky Pete, Boardwalk Empire)

Maya Mani (Arrow, Continuum, V, Legends of Tomorrow)

Joseph A Porro (The Orville, Salem, Ghost Whisperer)

 

HALL OF FAME - HERO

WINNER: David Banner (The Incredible Hulk)

NOMINATED: Captain Lee Crane (Voyage TTBOTS)

Buck Rogers (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century)

Benjamin Sisko (Star Trek: DS9)

MacGyver (MacGyver)

 

HALL OF FAME - VILLAIN

WINNER: Gul Dukat (Star Trek: DS9)

NOMINATED: The Riddler (Batman ‘66)

The Goa’uld (Stargate: SG1)

The Shadows (Babylon 5)

X20 (Stingray)

 

HALL OF FAME - ANIMATED CHARACTER

WINNER: Bender (Futurama)

NOMINATED: Noggin (Noggin the Nog)

Joe McClaine (Joe 90)

Rupert (Rupert The Bear)

Marine Boy (Marine Boy)

 

HALL OF FAME - ADVERT

WINNER: Lyon’s Maid Zoom (“Lady Penelope”) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTaS77xrQDY

NOMINATED: MoneySuperMarket (“Action Man”) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmSZX2kvfYc

KFC (“Chicken v Turkey”) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM5wUJUXBAc

Rolo (“Elephants never forget”) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6_XWzXpVas

LBC 97.3 (“The Prisoner”) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOEKVmfAhm4

 

HALL OF SHAME - WORST LINE OF DIALOGUE

WINNER: “I'm not right. I know that I'm not right. But that doesn't make me wrong” (Morgan, The Walking Dead)

 NOMINATED: “My dreams of conquest!” (Soldeed, Doctor Who “The Horns of Nimon”)

“I remember when you could disarm a bomb before it exploded. Of course, you were younger then” (Callen, NCIS: Los Angeles)

“What are we having? Chicken nuggets and jello shots, just like they had on the Mayflower?” (Cable, Bull)

 “Dealing with mortality was so much easier when I was just another clueless idiot. Being a celestial insider really sucks” (Linda, Lucifer)

 

HALL OF SHAME - CONTINUITY CLANGER

WINNER: Willow opening and closing a door when she’s a ghost (Buffy the Vampire Slayer “Halloween”)

NOMINATED: Upside-down then not upside-down UNIT badges in the first scenes (Doctor Who “Spearhead from Space”)

The Hood’s van suddenly the right way up after driving off a bridge (Thunderbirds “Edge of Impact”)

The disappearing psychograft machine (Doctor Who “New Earth”)

Number 6’s lapels switch from having solid to broken white piping and back again (The Prisoner “Free for All”)

 

HALL OF FAME - WORST SPECIAL EFFECT

WINNER: Omega’s antimatter body dissolving into paste and green ‘Rice Krispies’ (Doctor Who “Arc of Infinity”)

NOMINATED: Diane’s duplicate dissolving in Black Lodge (Twin Peaks 2017-18)

The ‘jaunting’ effect (The Tomorrow People)

The Demon (Robin of Sherwood “Cromm Cruac”)

Bridget and Siobhan on a speedboat with an unconvincing sky in the background (Ringer “Pilot”)

 

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