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  • J.J. Abrams, Big Hero 6, Apes Winners At 2015 VES Awards

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    Returning for a second consecutive year to host the Visual Effects Awards, actor Patton Oswalt kicked off the ceremony by poking fun of last year’s big VES winner, “Gravity.” “We will have about 17 more awards to hand out, so just sit back and relax a bit.” While joking about the show’s running time, an…

     

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  • Visual Effects Society To Present Visionary Award To J.J. Abrams

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    Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams will receive the Visionary Award at the 13th annual VES Awards to be presented February 4, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Visionary Award recognizes an individual who has uniquely and consistently employed the art and science of visual effects to foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry,…

     

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  • Star Trek: Boldly Going Where Some Men Have Gone Before

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    In the early 60s, writer/producer Gene Roddenberry proposed a television series modeled after “Gulliver’s Travels.”  Marketed as a “western in space,” each episode was intended as both an action/suspense story as well as a morality parable.  On September 8, 1966, “Star Trek,” the embodiment of Roddenberry’s vision, first aired. Roddenberry and the series writers were…

     

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