Geektown Awards – Best New & Returning Sci-fi/Fantasy Series
For the geeks amongst us, here are the big categories… Best New & Returning Scifi/Fantasy Series. Competition was extremely tough in both categories, but pretty soon some very clear front runners appeared. Here are the winners.
Best New Sci-fi/Fantasy Series
Nominees: Class, Crazyhead, Frequency, Killjoys, Limitless, Stranger Things, The Expanse, Westworld, Colony
And The Winner Is…
The top spot for this years Best New Sci-fi/Fantasy Series pretty much ended up being a head-to-head between Netflix’s Stranger Things and HBO/Sky Atlantic’s Westworld. However, 80’s nostalgia won out, and Stranger Things takes the top spot. Described as “a love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s,” the show follows the story of friends and family desperately trying to find a young boy who has vanished into thin air. Whilst the adult actors included such great stars as Winona Ryder & Matthew Modine, it’s really the kids in the show that spectacularly shine. Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo and especially Millie Bobby Brown are brilliant as the ‘Gooniesque’ misfit group who are trying to track down their young friend.
If you’ve not caught up with Stranger Things yet, you can find it right now on Netflix.
Best Returning Sci-fi/Fantasy Series
Nominees: Black Mirror, Game Of Thrones, Humans, Person Of Interest, Supernatural, The Man In The High Castle, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead
Silver: The Walking Dead
And The Winner Is…
Game Of Thrones
Well, of course… It’s another year, and another win for the Game Of Thrones juggernaut. GoT is a show that redefine epic drama, and this season was no exception. The return of Jon Snow. The tragedy of ‘Hold The Door!’. The return of The Hound. Daenerys showing the Dothraki why she’s known as ‘The Unburnt’. Jon & Sansa back together. Tommen trying to fly… The High Sparrow getting all explody. The Battle Of The Bastards. Queen Cersei, and a new King Of The North! After a somewhat lackluster season 5, Game Of Thrones came out of the blocks fighting and didn’t stop! Epic television!
Due to them needing a rather more wintery feel to Season 7 as ‘Winter Is Here’, shooting was delayed, meaning it’ll be June rather than April for Game Of Thrones this year.