"The Sci Fi Channel won its first Peabody for 'Battlestar Galactica,' a
drama about a war-ravaged civilization trying to start anew. The George
Foster Peabody Awards, for broadcasting excellence in both
news and entertainment, are given annually by the University of
Georgia. Thirty-two awards will be handed out June 5 in New York."
Now, before all us sci-fi geeks get big heads, bear in mind that South Park
also grabbed a Peabody this year, and that the award ceremony will be
hosted by Jon Stewart, who has twice won the Peabody for his work on The Daily Show.
(This is not a slam on those shows; I watch both.) Thus, while the
Peabody is certainly an honor—something akin to The Thinking Man's
Emmy—it's not like this
little accolade is going to legitimize science fiction amongst the
faux-erudite majority out there. (Still, better this than an Emmy.)
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.