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posted by girlwhowaspluggedout on Saturday March 01 2014, @09:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the i'd-like-to-thank-the-academy-and-meryl-streep dept.

tonya servo writes:

"Season two of the Saturn Award nominated Hannibal, which is based on characters from the novel Red Dragon, debuts tonight (NBC 10 pm EST). The brain child of the delightfully quirky and morbid Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me), Hannibal is nominated in the Best Network TV Series and Best Actor (Mads Mikkelsen) categories. A guest turn on Hannibal as Bella Crawford (starring opposite real-life husband Laurence Fishburne) earns Gina Torres (Firefly) her first Saturn nomination.

The Saturn Awards are presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and they reward the best in both film and television in those genres. A quick scan down the list of nominees for the 40th annual awards shows how varied the field is. Blockbusters like Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug are on the list, but so is the Siri-seduction film Her and the historical drama The Book Thief."

 
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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Saturday March 01 2014, @09:49AM

    by MichaelDavidCrawford (2339) Subscriber Badge <mdcrawford@gmail.com> on Saturday March 01 2014, @09:49AM (#9038) Homepage Journal

    this year is a crucial midterm (or congressional) election in the US. The Republicans are going to try to throw out Obamacare, the Democrats want to keep it.

    I read in the Vancouver Washington paper The Columbian the other day, that we'll be seeing individually-targeted television ads. That is, if you regularly watch TV, you're going to get a TV ad just for you.

    I'll take a wild guess and speculate that many Science Fiction fans are Libertarian. Robert Heinlein swang that way.

    So the Republicans are going to want you to vote Republican instead of Libertarian, and the Democrats are going to want you to vote Libertarian.

    To determine whether this is happening to you, agree with a friend to watch the same stuff at the same time on the same day. Write down what political commercials you see, then compare notes afterwards.

    I was puzzled as to how this works, but then I realized my mom rents her DVRs from Comcast, she does not own her own. I have no doubt that Comcast can do remote firmware installs.

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  • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 01 2014, @01:21PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 01 2014, @01:21PM (#9091)

    Hannibal lector?

  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by glyph on Saturday March 01 2014, @02:35PM

    by glyph (245) on Saturday March 01 2014, @02:35PM (#9121)

    I hate to be a Negative Nancy, but I thought we were going to discuss interesting news here.

    • (Score: 1) by frojack on Saturday March 01 2014, @05:55PM

      by frojack (1554) Subscriber Badge on Saturday March 01 2014, @05:55PM (#9173) Journal

      That was my thought when reading TFS.
      Why would I care about this, even if I was a fan of the show? There are plenty of gossip sites, and Hollywood fan sights for this kind of news.

      Upon further reflection, given the whole Hannibal Lecter tie-in it is mildly interesting if nothing else as study on the whole topic of the female attraction to bad boys.

      What could be more bad-boy than the rico suave who invites you over for dinner, even if you end up as the main course.

      Submitted by a female, posted by our only female editor one day on the job.
      So what's next, Empire VS A-Line debates?

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      • (Score: 2) by mattie_p on Saturday March 01 2014, @05:59PM

        by mattie_p (13) on Saturday March 01 2014, @05:59PM (#9176) Journal

        Females can be nerds too, and if stories like this don't appeal, we won't run them. It's that simple. However, I didn't know about the Saturn Awards, so that was cool. Best way for us to know not to run stories like this is comments like yours. Thanks for reading! ~mattie_p

        • (Score: 1) by Fnord666 on Saturday March 01 2014, @08:18PM

          by Fnord666 (652) Subscriber Badge on Saturday March 01 2014, @08:18PM (#9211) Homepage

          Females can be nerds too, and if stories like this don't appeal, we won't run them. It's that simple. However, I didn't know about the Saturn Awards, so that was cool. Best way for us to know not to run stories like this is comments like yours. Thanks for reading! ~mattie_p

          I agree with the GPP and mattie_p. If we are going to stay focused on News for Nerds, then let's do that. As mattie_p mentioned though, I had not heard about the Saturn awards either. (queue the "turn in your nerd card" comments.) A better play would have been for the editor to spin this into a story about the 2014 nominations.

          PS making this a male/female thing was a dick move.

          • (Score: 2) by mattie_p on Saturday March 01 2014, @08:28PM

            by mattie_p (13) on Saturday March 01 2014, @08:28PM (#9216) Journal

            Valuable feedback. One thing I can confirm is that our staff and editors read your comments, and we do learn from it. The next editor meeting we are going to be looking at specific articles that "worked," ones that didn't, and figure out why, so we can do better. Comments like yours are valuable in this effort. Thank you! ~mattie_p