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  anews120.gif   03.22.00 Dispatch: Star Trek Nabs Four Saturn Noms

Awards season is in full swing and Star Trek is in the hunt. The Saturn Awards, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction & Horror Films recognizing excellence in genre films and television, have included Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in this year's nominations.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine received a lone nomination for Best Syndicated Television Series while Star Trek: Voyager picked up three acting nominations. Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway) was nominated for Best Actress on Television, Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) was nominated for Best Supporting Actress on Television, and Robert Picardo (The Doctor) was nominated for Best Supporting Actor on Television.

Composer and Conductor Jerry Goldsmith, well-known to Star Trek fans for composing music for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "Star Trek: First Contact" and "Star Trek: Insurrection," as well as the themes for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager, was nominated for Best Music for his work on the film "The Mummy."

In the category of Best Genre Home Video Release, two Star Trek-inspired releases were nominated, the documentary "Trekkies" and "Free Enterprise," which featured William Shatner (Captain Kirk) sending himself up.

Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard) on Star Trek: The Next Generation) was nominated for Best Actor on Television for his performance in the TNT original movie "A Christmas Carol." The Dickens adaptation starring Stewart as Scrooge was also nominated for Best Single Television Presentation. Also nominated in the same category was another TNT original adaptation featuring Patrick Stewart (voice-over), "Animal Farm."

The Saturn Awards ceremony will be in June.