Saturn Awards take place in Burbank
Burbank may not be hosting ComicCon, but it was still sci-fi and horror geek heaven Thursday night at the 37th annual Saturn Awards. The Castaway, set high atop the hills of Burbank, was a mix of cocktail attire and cosplay as Ghostbusters and Yoda mingled with honorees.Host Jeffrey Ross pointed out that he hadn’t “seen this many geeks in one room since last year. … I want to thank you all for taking time out of your busy schedules of smoking pot and playing ‘World of Warcraft’ to be here tonight.” Mel Brooks nabbed a Saturn for his work on the “Young Frankenstein” stage show in L.A. and took the opportunity to express some fatherly pride over his writer-son Max Brooks’ recent successes: “I’m so happy I won’t have to give him a dollar for centuries!” Meanwhile, as honorees were swept into the press room, scream queen Heather Langenkamp took a moment to relish in her win for the doc “Never Sleep Again.” “How ’bout a Rafael Nadal pose?!” she joked, and kissed her Saturn trophy for the photogs.