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Geektown Awards – Best New & Returning Sci-fi Series 2023

by Dave Elliott

After a bit of a delay, we are back with the rest of the results from the Geektown Awards! We kick things back off with Best New & Returning Sci-Fi series. Apple has produced some great interesting sci-fi shows this year, and we’ve also had some wonderful returning Star Trek and Star Wars series. Here are the nominees and winners.

Best New Sci-Fi Series

Nominees: Big Door Prize, Season 1 – Apple TV+; Hello Tomorrow!, Season 1 – Apple TV+; Quantum Leap, Season 1 – Paramount+; Silo, Season 1 – Apple TV+; Star Wars: Ahsoka, Season 1 – Disney+; The Rig, Season 1 – Prime Video.

Bronze: Silo, Season 1 – Apple TV+

Silver: Quantum Leap, Season 1 – Paramount+

Gold Winner: Star Wars: Ahsoka, Season 1 – Disney+

This is one of those where, if you asked the Geektown staff, we’d have flipped the top three spots the other way around putting ‘Silo’ in the top spot… However, these are voted for by you, not us, and you picked ‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’ to take gold. Ahsoka was a good show, and it was great to see Dave Filoni have the opportunity to bring his beloved animated characters into live action. We also finally have a live-action Thrawn (played wonderfully by Lars Mikkelsen), and I’m interested to see where they take these characters in future.

Best Returning Sci-Fi Series

Nominees: Foundation, Season 2 – Apple TV+; Invasion, Season 2 – Apple TV+; La Brea, Season 2 – Paramount+; Star Trek: Picard, Season 3 – Prime Video/Paramount+; Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Season 2 – Paramount+; The Lazarus Project, Season 2 – Sky Max; The Mandalorian, Season 3 – Disney+

Bronze: The Lazarus Project, Season 2 – Sky Max

Silver: Star Trek: Picard, Season 3 – Prime Video/Paramount+

Gold Winner: The Mandalorian, Season 3 – Disney+

There were some great returning sci-fi this year, but I don’t think it comes as a huge shock that the top two spots are taken by ‘Star Trek: Picard’ in silver, and ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ in gold. Mandalorian had a really interesting season as Din Djarin goes back to reclaim his honour, aided by Bo-Katan and Grogu. Whilst the end of season three does leave Mando and his adopted child in a pretty settled state, we can assume the show will return at some point, it’s just likely to be until 2025 at the earliest.

Also wanted to give a shout-out to Joe Barton’s brilliant time-bending The Lazarus Project which picked up the bronze award. If you’ve not yet caught this wonderful, funny and action-packed series, seasons one and two are available now on Sky and NOW.

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