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"Ubermensch" Wins Coveted Golden Blaster

At nearly 8 o'clock in Dublin's Camden Court Hotel, the winners of the National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards, The Golden Blasters, were announced.

Golden Blasters Logo

"Ubermensch", a tale asking the question, "What if Superman had landed in early-20th century Germany rather than Kansas?", was announced as being the best in show, winning the Golden Blaster Award, as decided by the guest judges. It was directed by Simon Temple and written by Daniel Poole, based on a short story by Kim Newman.


The Blasters' audience, however, voted to award "The Astronomer's Sun", an emotional story about a young man and his mechanical teddy bear, the Silver Blaster. The film was written and directed by Simon Cartwright & Jessica Cope.

Astronomer's Sun

The script competition was even closer, but Stuart Creque's "He Knows" came out on top.

The evening, however, was not finished, as John Vaughan, the Awards' host, began to announce the winner of the Blaster For Creative Achievement. For his work on "The New Twilight Zone", it was George R.R. Martin, who is currently at work on the HBO series "A Game of Thrones", based on his novels, who won out.

George thanked the people whose short stories he had adapted during his tenure on the show and was given a massive round of applause.

HBO Game of Thrones Preview

HBO released a little tease of their adaptation of George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones! You should watch it.


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