It’s amazing to think that The Original Series is still earning awards after 50 years. But it’s true. A recent award from the Television Critics Association gave TOS yet another accolade to hang in the ready room.

In their September 14 announcement, the TCA said the following:

“Our Heritage Award winner honestly needs no introduction, but let’s try anyway. It’s perhaps the most significant sci-fi series in American TV history, and it spawned a massive, sprawling franchise that continues to this day. But everything goes back to the original Star Trek.”

The show that got canceled after just three seasons into its five year mission continues to rack up awards. Courtesy of CBS / Paramount
The show that got canceled after just three seasons into its five year mission continues to rack up awards. Courtesy of CBS / Paramount

That’s just incredible. According to so many, the little show that was canceled after just three seasons, is still changing the world.

Picard recognized for Prosthetic Makeup

Yesterday it was announced, during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, that the makeup and prosthetic team on Picard won, specifically for their work on the episode, “Absolute Candor.”

The Picard effects team was recognized for the care they put into creating the look of the Romulan refugees. Courtesy of CBS
The Picard effects team was recognized for the care they put into creating the look of the Romulan refugees. Courtesy of CBS

The group which was honored by the Television Academy included:

  • James Robert Mackinnon, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
  • Vincent Van Dyke, Prosthetic Designer
  • Richard Redlefsen, Special Makeup Effects Artist
  • Alexei Dmit riew, Special Makeup Effects Artist
  • Neville Page, Prosthetic Designer
  • Michael Ornelaz, Makeup Effects Artist

You can see for yourself how much care they put into the creation of the Romulans for Picard. Each eyebrow hair was carefully sewn in by hand. Check out this short video at StarTrek.com for more details on the process.

While this was a surprise, it feels like the show should have won more awards, including recognitions for Visual Effects and Fantasy/Sci Fi Costumes, which went to The Mandalorian and Watchmen, respectively.