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No more Enterprise

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.

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    I'll shed no tears over the demise of ST:E, what a horrible piece of crap that is.

    It will be sad though, to see the StarTrek era end like this.

    Posted by Hayo Bethlehem on Feb 04, 2005.

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    I actually enjoyed watching Star Trek: Enterprise, but it was always on TV at an inconvenient time for me, so I missed a lot of episodes. It just bugs me because Star Trek could be so much better than it is if it was just managed properly.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Feb 04, 2005.

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    What I didn't like about ST:E: The soundtrack, the characters, the fact that there's no resemblance to stuff in the original series, the we are so great attitude, the fact i didn't like Neelix and what do they come up with?, etc. I enjoyed DS9. After that, the ship went down.
    I miss Roddenberry.

    Posted by Hayo Bethlehem on Feb 07, 2005.