Sci-Fi & Fantasy at Emmy Awards: Who's Won, Who's Been Fracked

From 'Buffy' to 'Battlestar,' how science fiction, fantasy and other genre-fan favorites have fared

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'Battlestar Galactica'

Ronald D. Moore's post-apocalyptic space drama tackled heavy political issues every bit as seriously as The West Wing and impossible moral quandaries more brazenly than ER (to name just a few Emmy voter faves), but failed to get the awards recognition it richly deserved. Battlestar bristled with stunning writing and direction, plus gut-wrenching performances to boot from heavyweights like Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell; but probably because its main characters were robots and fighter pilots, it only netted a small handful of writing and directing nods between 2007 and 2009.

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