Posted Feb 03, 2005 in Science Fiction.
Following dreadful mishandling of the Star Trek franchise by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, UPN has cancelled it's flagship series, Star Trek: Enterprise. For the first time since 1987 (when Star Trek: The Next Generation began airing), there will be no new Star Trek on television. The final episode airs in the United States on May 13, 2005.
Despite brief flashes of brilliance (First Contact, Nemesis), Star Trek is no longer what it once was. I place the blame squarely on the shoulders of Berman and Braga. After wasting the death of James T. Kirk in the dreadful Star Trek: Generations, the final nail in the coffin was the limp Star Trek: Insurrection. In the age of stunning science fiction, like the remake of Battlestar Galactica, there is no way Star Trek can continue as it is.
If Paramount had any sense, they would approach NBC/Universal about the possibility of some deal involving the Sci Fi Channel. With their assistance, it may be possible to revive the ailing Trek franchise.