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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

He's Dead Jim

Well it finally happened. Paramount finally (mercifully) pulled the plug on STAR TREK: Enterprise.

Enterprise (also referred to as the Berman/Braga abortion) will close up shop after just four seasons, the only STAR TREK franchise to hit less than 7 seasons since TOS.

From the press release:

"Star Trek has been an important part of UPN's history, and Enterprise has
carried on the tradition of its predecessors with great distinction," said Dawn
Ostroff, President, Entertainment, UPN. "We'd like to thank (beat-Various)Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and an incredibly
talented cast for (deadening the sensiblities of a once great
creating an engaging, new dimension to the Star
Trek universe on UPN, and we look forward to working with them, and our partners
at Paramount Network Television, on a send-off that (gets them
out of our hair forever-Various
salutes its contributions to The
Network and satisfies its loyal viewers."

Fan reaction has ranged from breathless relief to psychosis:

Although UPN has now officially decided to not bring back Enterprise for a fifth
season, two fan campaigns are still working to try and change the network's
mind. and the Enterprise Project have combined to form, an
organisation trying to raise money to promote Enterprise with an ad in USA

Maybe we'll change the name of this blog to

Bring back DS9


At Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 9:25:00 AM EST, Blogger Mr. Scriblerus said...

Does this mean we are done with the Star Trek postings?

At Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 10:49:00 AM EST, Blogger Mr Web said...

No. We'll just hear more about DS9, which is *really* dead.

Hopefully, the death of Enterprise will make Paramount try to come up with a series that uses actual writers and actors. Plots not involving time travel would be good. Writing for 6-10yr olds and then 20+ the next week is deranged. And I suppose having a Kid Various on staff would be helpful. I know they could just perhaps crack a Trek Encyclopedia, but if KV was there he could strangle a few people.

But for now, Battlestar Galactica is eatting their lunch. They know their audience and write at a consistent level. They have really good acting. And they have a plot. They have the same schmaltz that TOS had, so perhaps that isn't too bad a burden.


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