Can you believe the first Blade film just celebrated its 20th anniversary? Or that Tank Girl (the comic book title published by Titan Comics and not the movie with Lori Petty) just turned 30? How about sci-fi and fantasy author N.K. Jemisin’s third major Hugo Awards win in a row?
For this week’s video edition of Who Won the Week, SYFY WIRE’s Jackie Jennings is joined by Angélique Roché, the host of Geeksplain (a SYFY WIRE podcast) and Marvel’s Voices Podcast, to celebrate the geeky milestones that rocked the week of Aug. 20-24.
Opening on Aug. 21, 1998, Blade was Marvel’s first pre-MCU box-office hit, raking in more than $130 million worldwide. Directed by Stephen Norrington and penned by David S. Goyer, the comic book adaptation starred Wesley Snipes as everyone’s favorite Daywalker and Stephen Dorff as Blade’s nemesis, Deacon Frost.
Then we have Tank Girl, a comic about a tank-dwelling outlaw created by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin, which is still going strong despite recently blowing 30 candles on its birthday cake.
The third item that won our week was the fact that Jemisin became the first writer in history to win the Hugo Best Novel Award three years in a row. The highly coveted prizes were received for the (ahem) three titles of her Broken Earth series: The Fifth Season (2015), The Obelisk Gate (2016), and The Stone Sky (2017). The best part was also her speech, of which we have a clip.
Check out our exclusive video for more, and don’t forget to let us know in the comments below what won the week for you.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.