Star Trek has some mixed bags of news this week, as the series will receive a Legacy Award, while also having to say goodbye to one of their own.
Star Trek fans received both good and bad news over the weekend. For the good news, it was announced that the Star Trek property will receive the first-ever Legacy Award from the Critics Choice Association and will receive the award at the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards event that will air on the CW on Sunday, Jan 10, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET. The award will be accepted by Picard’s: Patrick Stewart and Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green. The franchise is being recognized for its “cultural impact it has had across multiple decades while continuing to appeal to and grow its loyal fanbase with new stories and characters.”
On top of that, the franchise has also seen them get nominated for seven other awards at the event. Discovery received two nominations for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series and Best Actress in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series for Sonequa Martin-Green. For Picard, it received nominations for the Science Fiction/Fantasy Series, and series star Patrick Stewart was nominated for Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series. Lower Decks has three nominations as well for Best Animated Series, Jack Quaid for Best Voice Actor in an Animated Series, and Tawny Newsome for Best Voice Actress in an Animated Series.
In other Star Trek news, previews of IDW’s Star Trek: Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning #4 (of 4) comic, and Star Trek: Year Five #20 comics have come out, both set for a February release.
If you’re more of a book reader, a new “autobiography” of Kathryn Janeway’s time in Starfleet is out now thanks to Titan Publishers. It follows the young Janeway through her rise in Starfleet.
There’s also a charming piece of news out there, as the third season of Discovery introduced a new character named Ryn. Turns out the actor who plays Ryn, Noah Averbach-Katz, is actually married to Mary Wiseman, who plays Tilly on the series.
Lastly the bad news. We have to say goodbye to Herb Solow, a former television producer who was instrumental in bringing Star Trek to NBC. During his time working with the show, he was instrumental in Spock’s design and general show format, helping set the franchise to have prolonged success for nearly 60 years. He and his wife also wrote several books, namely “Inside Star Trek: The Real Story” and “The Star Trek Sketchbook.” It’s fair to say that without Herb Solow, there’d be no Star Trek.