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UPN Officially Cancels 'Star Trek: Enterprise'

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the nelson-laughs-at-you-not-with-you dept.

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Tycoon Guy writes "It's official now: UPN has decided to cancel 'Enterprise.' The show's series finale, which may feature Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), will air on Friday the 13th of May. The show's fate was probably sealed when last Friday's episode reached only 2.5 million viewers - but even so, the people at EnterpriseFans.com are still trying to raise money for a fan campaign to save the show."

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One Word (1, Funny)

fembots (753724) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556138)


actually it's "YES!"

Now the question is, will it be rescued by Fox [ew.com]?

Re:One Word (1, Flamebait)

Golias (176380) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556233)


actually it's "YES!"

The word you are looking for is:


Now the question is, will it be rescued by Fox?

And the answer is: Nobody cares.

Star Trek has sucked for years. I've got higher hopes for the latest attempt to resurrect Doctor Who than for that sinking franchise.

Re:One Word (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556237)

I can't wait to see how it ends. Will Sam Beckett finally get back home?

Re:One Word (1)

JVert (578547) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556280)

It has to be picked up by someone. UPN isn't exactly the right network for star trek anyways. I think fox style writing would be a good thing more terrorists ferrengi named "firouz".

Lets see... what network would be interested in a science fiction show... hmmmm... Pray for failure of galactica... yes...

Re:One Word (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556342)

Uhh.. Star Trek is a Paramount property... UPN is, likely, the only place you will ever see it. Unless Paramount sells off the TV division.

SPOILER (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556141)

In the finale, Q takes Riker to the past, present and future to correct the timeline and prevent Enterprise from happening.


crazyaxemaniac (219708) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556248)

I was thinking maybe something more like the horrible ending of The Prisoner. Troi and Riker doing a musical number around the warp core while a jury of borg look on. Archer demands to see Q and discovers it's him... No, it's a laughing monkey! The self-destruct sequence is initiated. Archer escapes to Tijuana.

Re:SPOILER (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556332)

Or... "Sam, thank God I found you! Ziggy says there's a 98% chance you've messed up the timeline and pissed off the fans. You've got to fix it before you can leap".

The winds of change. (0, Flamebait)

tinfoilgrrl (594999) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556147)

Out with Star Trek, in with Battlestar Galactica.

Re:The winds of change. (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556229)

"Out with Star Trek, in with Battlestar Galactica."

Uh, why? It's not like one was preventing the other from being enjoyed.

Boy I'm sick of comments like these.

Re:The winds of change. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556304)

"Boy I'm sick of comments like these."

Yours or theirs?

Re:The winds of change. (1)

Golias (176380) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556272)

In other words, out with the old, in with the... slightly less old.

Here's a thought.

How about having a frikkin' new idea once in a while???

Jeez I hate our TV networks!

Re:The winds of change. (2, Informative)

Hollins (83264) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556286)

The first season of the new Battlestar Galactica was fantastic. However, the last episode broadcast in the UK (which has already aired the entire season) was promoted as the 'series finale' (as opposed to 'season finale'), and many folks on Sky One's message board seem to interpret this to mean the show won't be re-upped. I'm not sure how well the SciFi Channel showings are being received, but given that the last episode leaves you seriously wanting more (along with having a cliffhanger ending), I'm concerned that the show won't be continued.

Oh, Boy! More Old Spacer Shows! (2, Interesting)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556328)

Out with Star Trek, in with Battlestar Galactica.

Which was a pretty cool show when it first aired, but the same could be said of TOS.

How about _completely_ new series, with no canon to worry about, no old fans to grouse about "how it was better back in the day" etc.

Babylon 5 seemed to do that. What's the big fear about trying likewise again?

upn is scared, nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyaahhh-nyah

Hrm.. (1, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556157)

The 13th of May is my dad's 70th birthday. Do I have dinner with him or watch Enterprise. Decisions, decisions...

Re:Hrm.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556172)

Tape it, or download it from bt or something.

Re:Hrm.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556205)

Go have dinner with him, download the episode later.

It's called TiVo, look into it. (1)

javaxman (705658) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556278)

The 13th of May is my dad's 70th birthday. Do I have dinner with him or watch Enterprise. Decisions, decisions...

Seriously. TiVo. No decisions. Just TiVo it.

And uh, regarding your response to your own post, although you were joking, you shouldn't need cable. UPN is broadcast.

Just admit it- you weren't going to watch anyway.

Re:It's called TiVo, look into it. (1)

grub (11606) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556291)

UPN is broadcast.
Not in Canada. That's moot though, I don't have an antenna either.

I can see the headlines now... (5, Funny)

dennbruce (668774) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556160)

a DDOS attach brought down UPN networks late yesterday shortly after news that Star Trek: Enterprise would be canceled. No details were available at this time

Bummer (5, Interesting)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556164)

I enjoyed the show. But if people weren't watching it, then all I can really say is 'farewell'.

Hmm maybe now we'll get that Star Trek: Titan show that was rumored to be about Captain Riker and the fall of the Federation....

Re:Bummer (1)

EmperorKagato (689705) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556235)

Now THAT is interesting. Captain Riker(Mr. Inventor of the Riker Maneuver) in a story about the fall of the federation. I'm assuming this is after Voyager's journey home(Which plays a tremendous effect on technology). I expect this to at least be on the level of Deep Space Nine (Within it's prime) when it comes to ship battles and above Next Generation when it comes to story and drama.

Re:Bummer (4, Interesting)

Rick the Red (307103) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556245)

I'm still waiting for the series set at Starfleet Academy, with Picard as the Headmaster, and My Favorite Martian as the gardner. Well, OK, he's dead. But still, wouldn't it be cool having a whole academy full of disposible characters (students) to die at the hands of of their fellow classmates in horrible science experiments gone wrong, or fatal navigation errors while on internships, or in illegal flying stunts, or...

Re:Bummer (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556270)

Oddly enough, I think that they'd be better off keeping Bakula, the ship, tossing the rest, and doing Enterprise again.

Maybe with a second try, it won't suck [since more recent shows were getting better]. The actual concept is good, but the implimentation is shoddy.

Re:Bummer (1)

brasten (699342) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556344)

Why? Seriously. After following Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, and Archer on ships (or stations), why is it that the best idea Star Trek producers and fans could come up with is, "Hay, how about we follow Captain Riker on the U.S.S. Titan!".... ????

Duh (1)

fleener (140714) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556362)

My local TV station airs Enterprise at midnight. They're lucky they have 2.5 million viewers. I never see the show advertised. Most of the time I forget to record the show. The few I've seen I've enjoyed.

huh? (0, Troll)

spirit_fingers (777604) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556165)

You mean to tell me there was a trek series after that one set in the space casino? What was it... oh yeah, Deep Six Something... I forget. What were we talking about?

Space-Time (2, Funny)

flahavin (702194) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556171)

Just let the borg find a "ripple" in the space time cont., and assimulate all the enterprise cast before it all happens, and BOOM.

About time. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556175)

Let the fucking series end already. Way past beating a dead horse.

Re:About time. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556234)

beating the dirt on which a dead horse decomposed?

Re:About time. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556314)

Agreed. The cynical formula of big-chested-but-emotionally-closed-chick + tired recycled story lines from the earlier series could only last so long.

Goodbye . . . (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556189)

When an episode that's establishing major canon for the universe (the foundation of the Federation and the start of the Earth-Rom War) gets the lowest viewership EVAR, maybe it's time for a rest.

Could Have Been So Good (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556190)

When I first heard about the series I immediately thought it was going to be a hard drama about the pain and suffering of the early days of spaceflight.

What a waste of potential. I'm not sure how weird of an idea it is, but I would love to see a BBC style 'remake' of the series. Of course throwing out everything except the basic concept.

ST needs a hiatus (5, Insightful)

abde (136025) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556197)

If the franchise takes 5 years off, and comes back with new people at the helm (and not Berman or Braga - they had their chance, it's time for fresh blood), it might actually be something that can reignite fandom again.

Star Trek's roots are in social criticism, raw idealism, and triumphalism about the human spirit. There was very little of any of those themes in Star Trek series in recent years. A return to roots is neccessary, especially since the bar has been raised on production values (Battlestar Galactica), story arc writing (Babylon 5) and character development (Farscape).

Or, they could just hire Wil Wheaton as the next captain - playing a different character than Wesley Crusher, natch - give him a starship, and set him loose.

Just stop having episodes with Nazis. Or on historical Earth. Or both.

hallelujah! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556198)

Worst. Trek. Evar.

Rats, actually. (1)

ScentCone (795499) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556200)

It's not that is was fantastic, just that it was better than CSI:Dubuque or what have you. I'll actually miss it, somewhat. Ah, who am I kidding... life's too short. If you have to say "somewhat" it should go away. Like mediocre table wine and my last so-called vacation.

End of an era? (1)

Staplerh (806722) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556203)

When was the last time when there wasn't a Star Trek series running on television. I bet it was between Star Trek (The Original Series) and Star Trek: TNG. I say this because Deep Space Nine started during Star Trek TNG, and Voyager started during DS9, and Enterprise started in 2001 (the same year Voyager ended).

I must admit I thought Enterprise sucked, and Voyager sucked even more, but there was something comforting in the knowledge that if I ever wanted to see how the Federation I was doing (or at least .. did) I could waste my Friday night watching Enterprise.

Hmm, it appears I'm a nerd. Oh well, I'm still sad.

Re:End of an era? (1)

grub (11606) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556259)

I bet it was between Star Trek (The Original Series) and Star Trek: TNG.

Actually there was a decent Star Trek animated series [tvtome.com] which ran in 1973-1974. It had a lot of the original actors doing the voices of their characters.

Re:End of an era? (1)

rjelks (635588) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556350)

"but there was something comforting in the knowledge that if I ever wanted to see how the Federation I was doing (or at least .. did) I could waste my Friday night watching Enterprise.

Hmm, it appears I'm a nerd. "

Mod parent down -1 redundent.

Just kidding, I know what you mean. Enterprise never really felt like Trek to me. Maybe a break and some fresh ideas would bring it back as something the fans would want.

How? (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556206)

How do they know only 2.5 million watched it? Is there some kind of tracking device in my TV i should know about? Not that i'm complaining about Enterprise going down...

Re:How? (2, Funny)

Blue-Footed Boobie (799209) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556313)

Please be aware that your post violates Section 231.74 Sub-Paragraph Q23.9 of the US Patriot Act.

Your post will be deleted in 1 hour.

Have a nice day.

Survey/Sample (1)

Uber Banker (655221) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556353)

With demographic representation of the population. Survey may be interview based (less biases but harder) or they ask/sponsor/pay you to install a 'spy box' on your TV for 2 weeks (some bias with who agrees but they try to neutralise it).

Re:How? (1)

ravenspear (756059) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556356)

The Nielson survey group installs tracking devices in about 5000 TVs as I recall (of course with the owner's permission). They are randomly selected so the data gathered can be analyzed somewhat accurately as a representative statistical sample (kind of like a poll).

Darn I really liked this season (1)

Mustang Matt (133426) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556209)

Personally I preferred Enterprise over any other sci-fi show that I've seen. Especially this last season I felt they really did an excellent job with the story line.

I was anxiously awaiting the next episode each week.

That being said, I missed Friday's epsiode because I don't have any cool PVRs. I guess I'll have to download it.

Season 4 is good. (1)

barureddy (314276) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556213)

If this would have been anounced a few years ago like around season 2 or early season 3, I would not have minded or even cared, but season 4 so far has been really good. 3 mediocre/crappy seasons rightfully turned people away to this series, but it is a pity when they get something good going on, that there is no one left to watch it.

Well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556217)

Once they started up with the whole time-travel bullshit, anyone could tell that it was circling the drain.

Time travel = horrible plots

Time travel episode (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556218)

It would be great if it all ended with another time paradox episode. Like, Crewman Daniells comes and says Enterprise was just a school project, they were never supposed to exist at all.
And that explains all the errors (Klingons, phasers, really fast ship etc etc).

It was just never meant to be..

Shock horror (not) (4, Insightful)

Motor (104119) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556221)

Is anyone really surprised? I mean, Star Trek has been getting steadily worse. Voyager royally sucked and Enterprise was, at best, mediocre.

Trek fans shouldn't take this too hard. This cancellation could give the staggeringly lazy Trek writers and producers a kick up the arse -- it's a good excuse for a badly needed clean out of the wasters that have taken up residence in the Star Trek creative departments over its long history. The next Trek series might actually be worth watching as a result.

In the meantime take a look at the new Battlestar Galactica. I'm British, I've seen the entire series already and it's fantastic stuff.

I loved Enterprise (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556226)

It was the only Star Trek that never really bored me to death. One of the few good scifi shows still around. I know I will miss it.

Doomed when it was moved to Friday (2, Funny)

madstork2000 (143169) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556227)

There was no chance ever of it being renewed. It was moved to Friday, which we all know is teh death nell for any SciFi show. I mean if FireFly could not cut it on Friday, how the heck is the worst Star Trek show going to have a prayer. B&B blow, and Joss rocked. Damnit bring back FireFly. .. . .

Re:Doomed when it was moved to Friday (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556282)

Didn't you hear? They've made a movie [imdb.com], and due out this fall. I'll be in my bunk...

BSG's on Fridays, too (1)

Skyshadow (508) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556289)

I just noticed last week that Battlestar Galactica is on Friday nights, too (I have TiVO, so I didn't notice until I happened to be home when it started recording).

I don't get it -- why would SciFi put its best show on the worst night?

What about Stargate? (4, Insightful)

ravenspear (756059) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556305)

It was moved to Friday, which we all know is teh death nell for any SciFi show.

I find that a rather illogical statement, considering that Stargate and Battlestar Galactica are both doing very well on Friday, and they are even on cable which doesn't reach as many households as UPN.

The problem with Enterprise was that the first two seasons sucked ass and it consequently never developed a strong fanbase beyond the die hard trekkies during the early life of the show. The last two seasons have been better, but unfortuantely not good enough to save it.

Heck I thought it was already off the air. (1)

Timmy D Programmer (704067) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556358)

Move it to fridays, and stop promoting it. Result: even die hards forget it exists.

Hey, they could do something like NBCs must see Thursday, called UPNs gonna cancel Friday!

priorities? Please? (0, Flamebait)

acvh (120205) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556230)

the people at EnterpriseFans.com are still trying to raise money for a fan campaign to save the show.

no. raise money to feed the hungry. raise money to house the homeless. do not raise money to save a tv show.

piss. (1)

Retep Vosnul (663388) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556231)

YOu /. bastards. follow the hype then. Disgard the fun allready. Assholes./ all of you./ Fucking backstabbing fake nurds you are. go watch bludy bsg , the fuck we care.

Just Let It Die (2, Insightful)

hirschma (187820) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556232)

They wasted so much promise with this show that it really does deserve to die. I will miss Jolene Blalock's overall yuminess, however.

Too many violations of the Temporal Directive! (1)

rjelks (635588) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556239)

I guess the temporal war got out of hand, and destroyed the crappy spacetime continuum that "Enterprise" was in.

It's too bad...the new season was starting to grow on me.

It's up to Berman... (2, Insightful)

Das Auge (597142) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556242)

If Berman let's the franchise cool for a while, then this is a good thing. If Berman keeps his chaps on and continues to ride the dead horse, this will be a bad thing. Sadly, I pretty sure I know how this is going to turn out...

Its started with a song... (2, Funny)

computerme (655703) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556251)

That stupid, stupid opening theme song..

WTF? Rod Stewart in outer space??

at least we won't have to deal with that anymore...

yet, the only thing worse than the song was the constant statements from the producers stating it would not change...

memo to future producers: when that many people complain about a show, perhaps its time to rethink things.

Re:Its started with a song... (1)

fussili (720463) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556347)

Astonishingly I started to like the intro It wasn't very 'trek' but it was more or less aimed at the higher aspirations of nerddom, humanity's constant striving for the heavens.

Unfortunately humanity's higher aspirations apparently include massively-cheesy power ballad consumption.

The Downfall (1)

Synthageek (232720) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556255)

The series started off well enough. They just kept introducing stranger and stranger concepts and new races. It wasn't the same as TNG where there was actually a plot. Everything after TNG has been a tragedy because they don't stick to what works. Everything is either too "shoot em up", or way too involved. Every TNG episode was a stand-alone good watch, even if you had never seen the series before. The whole temporal war thing was way too hard to follow and the aliens, though they had some cool abilities, stunk. The show needs more depth to its writing. I mean, the captain is Sam Beckett, but the whole moving through time thing stunk.

Re:The Downfall (1)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556331)

On the other hand, Stargate: SG-1 and Babylon 5 have both been tremendously popular arc-based shows. Even ST:DS9 tried to emulate B5 with the Dominion War arc once it became clear how popular the concept was.

Re:The Downfall (2, Insightful)

Synthageek (232720) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556354)

I think the problem lies in the fact that every episode you felt left out if you had missed the previous. The other shows you mention, they did a good job of filling you in or at the very least, writing it in such a way that if you didn't see the previous show, you wouldn't have that lost feeling.

UPN sucks (1)

robertjw (728654) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556257)

Actually, I shouldn't say they suck, but for some reason they seem to put their shows on really bad time slots and the ones I might watch I don't actually ever get to see.

I have satellite TV, live in the Mountain time zone, and the UPN channels I get are based out of Boston. Enterprise is always on at 6:00pm - about the time I get home from work.

Recently saw the posting about UPN ending the series, so pulled some episodes of bt. Haven't watched many of them, got tied up in the first season of 24 on dvd and bsg, but did like the ones I've seen. Too bad, it's a great premise. I hate to see a show with great potential get cancel because of bad timeslots, bad writing and bad promotion.

Just when it was getting, uh... not as bad? (1)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556262)

This is almost unfortunate. Last week's episode, involving the Romulans scheming against the possibility of Earth brokering an alliance between the Andorians and Tellarites, was the first one in a long time to really get at the meat of what I think most Star Trek fans wanted to see from Enterprise. If B&B hadn't filled the series with all that time travelling alien nazi crap, they might not have lost the faith of the true believers, and Manny Coto would have a much easier time bringing people back to the Altar of Roddenberry.

This is good.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556273)

For many reasons..

1. The Trek stuff has been overdone and overexposed. They need to go back to the drawing board and come up with some original and *interesting* stories that fit in with the overall Federation mythos. Enterprise started well, but went stupid with the whole Xindi and cult-of-Archer crap.

2. This should free up a lot of viewers to head over to the Sci-Fi channel for Sci-Fridays..

SG-1 is getting better and now that Browder hhas signed on for season 9 that should hopefully breathe some new life into the show.

SG: Atlantis has been progressing by the episode and has not peaked yet.. the second have of season 1 is awesome, especially the finale!

BSG is freaking amazing.. and not just because of Trcia Helfer, the stories are well done and its got a lot of depth. This is another one where the Season Finale has you going. Nooooooooooooo!!! Because of the wait for the next season.

So, in closing I say that paramount should take a few years off and come back with a Movie or something when fans have forgotten the bad taste that Voyager and Enterprise left.

With apologies to JMS... (4, Funny)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556275)

"Faith manages."

"Rick Berman, on the other hand..."
- Trek's fanbase

Cause I've got faith - but no art,
Goin' where the ratings take me,
I've got faith to believe,
Borg chicks sell anything,
Branding strength - but no soul,
Finally the Nielsens break me,
I can sell - any script...
I've got faith... (I've got faith...)
Faith without art...

the move to Friday killed it (1)

tim1724 (28482) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556276)

That's too bad.. it had really improved a lot this season. I've really enjoyed it this year...

WHEN I remember to watch it, that is. The move to Friday has caused me to miss about 4 episodes. Who is watching TV at 8pm on a Friday?

Moving it to Friday kiled it. That's the spot for zombie TV shows, which are dead but don' t know it yet.

It's too bad, because the story was very interesting this year, and I liked the way they did the 3-part story arcs. (Although they had a few typical Star Trek fluff episodes between each arc.)

If the first few seasons had been more like this one (providing the backstory to the original series, showing how the Federation came into existance) then it would have done better.

Re:the move to Friday killed it (1)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556341)

> Who is watching TV at 8pm on a Friday?

Never mind him. He's new here.

I hate to say this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556281)

...but I stopped watching the show when they did a "cliffhanger" time warp back to WWII. That was so cliched that I couldn't work up any enthusiasm to watch the next season.

Note to scriptwriters, if you absolutely *have* to warp back to a historical battle, try the Civil War if you are trying for poignant sadness of brother killing brother, Vietnam for sheer futility, or either Gulf War for topical interest. The same people that find Nazis to be a good SF movie villain are the same people who watch Matlock.

Thank god (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556284)

Thank god, I hope that in future star trek books and such that they forget to mention that this show ever existed.

Move it to a crappy night/time (1)

doormat (63648) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556299)

and guess what, it dies. It didnt help the second season sucked (I came back for the 1/2 half of the third season when it got better). This season wasnt too bad, but it'd probably still be getting another 1M viewers if it were still on Wednesday.

Just like Fox, UPN seems to engage in timeslot-induced cancellation. Good job, idiots!

Save EnterpriseFans.com! (2, Funny)

roshi (53475) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556302)

Looks like EnterpriseFans.com needs to start taking up a collection for more robust web hosting.....

Maybe this is the break they need? (1)

Leroy_Brown242 (683141) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556307)

There has been Something Star Trek in the theaters, on TV, and what not our for decades. If it all jsut went away for a few years, maybe people's hunger will come back and there can be a succesfull series again.

I blame it all on... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556311)

Drugs, Americans voting for Bush, and more importantly, that freaking THEME SONG that SUCKS freaking ASS...

Good (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11556316)

With so many great new series on SciFi, there's no reason to have ST. There's been about a million spin-offs and it's getting really old. UPN actually made a good decision (they're first ever!) to cancel the show. I'd much rather watch SG:1, SG:A and Battlestar Gallactica!

how many... (5, Funny)

ultramk (470198) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556317)

Q. How many "Enterprise" fans does it take to save a TV series?

A. Both of them.

Thanks, I'll be here all week.


Damn them. (5, Interesting)

BrookHarty (9119) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556323)

While the show started out as poor, its gotten better and it now upto TNG in quality. The problem they have, is some people tuned out, and lost viewers.

Instead of working on it, and keeping the show going, they cancel. Where are the 2 hour specials to bring back viewers? They havnt tried shit, other than canceling. The whole idea of a gritter time is great, thats what made Firefly kick ass.

Really tired of all the networks canceling shows and putting reality crap, or fucking with good content. SciFi at least has Stargate and Atlantis. G4 fucked over TechTV, its a poor shell of the show it once was. B5 had many spinoffs, and possible

Last week episode showed how much the show improved. The plot worked, good inship fighting, little drama, and a few ship battles. Everything you want in a good episode.

So before all the posts "Its Crap, Let it DIE", are wrong, its a good now, now that the time war crap is over. I wish they would shoot the writers who are ruining such a good series.

Is it me, or is becoming popular to buy something and run it into the ground?

Side note, wtf is shows like "Blind Justice" a cop who is blinded on duty goes back to work, and now has super powers? Are we in a time warp going back to 80's crap?

Where are the fucking smart tv producers and network directors, they all quit?

I liked it. (0, Troll)

glrotate (300695) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556325)

My order of preference:

1 Star Trek
2 Enterprise
3 The Legend Continues
4 Voyager
5 DS9

I didn't hold out much hope for Enterprise. I was leery of Bakula as captain, I couldn't stand Quantum Leap. But I thought T'Pol was pretty hot and the show moved pretty well. Oh well.

Too bad they didn't get to 100 (1)

Sebby (238625) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556330)

strange coincidence that both series that started and finished the franchise didn't get to 100 episodes each

(yeah yeah, the 'franchise' isn't dead officially, but given this show is cancelled early, there's not much chance of there being any more...)

Let it die.... (1)

TedTschopp (244839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556333)

Please, let it die, no stupid save Enterprise campigns. Let the show die. After so many years it will be good to reboot the machine which is Paramount/Star Trek. It has been years sense there has been anything good out of that studio/show combo.

Ted Tschopp

"Damn the man, save the Empire" (1)

Alpha27 (211269) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556334)

This quote that I randomly heard in an elevator one day, is a very appropriate quote to apply to Enterprise.

The writing is stale, non-engaging, and I channel surf while watching it. Now that it's in a timeslot as Battlestar Galactica, it has literally no chance of survivial. Only the puriest will continue to watch.

The idea to go back before the original series was shakey at best. They were better off giving the series a little bit of a rest. You had TNG, then DS9 overlapped, then Voyager overlapped that one, to then have Enterprise. It's a bit much.

Overall, for the series to truly survive you need a few things.

* To hell with time travel. Never liked it in Star Trek, it was overused, and poorly done.

* Get new writers who understand drama and character development. This is where BSG will dominate in.

* You have alot of explaining to do when we see characters now, that we didn't see in the later timeline, almost giving yourself too much work to handle, drop it, move on and continue with what you had. Had they continued with the storyline of Voyager, you had a chance for better cameos and characters you enjoyed.

* Better storyline overall. I'm tied of these pretty weak dranas the franchise is putting out. I find Star Gate a better sell than Star Trek. There simply isn't enough dynamic content with Star Trek. Give me something deeper into the Cardasians, Klingons, etc. Corruption within the Federation. Give me something.

Amazing. (1)

theparanoidcynic (705438) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556338)

Somebody finally noticed that the dead horse (Star Trek) is several kinds of dead and stopped trying to dead it further.

In other news: Time for my seventh cup of coffee since 9am. Hella caffeine. HELLA CAFFEINE!

Just when it was getting good. (1)

Digital Pizza (855175) | more than 9 years ago | (#11556348)

Too late I guess; it sucked at the beginning and drove viewers away (nobody likes prequels anyway), who never came back to see the improvement this season.

I'm bummed. At least there's Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate SG1 (I'm really trying to convince myself that it hasn't jumped the shark now that O'Neill's a general and Hammond's gone.. and no more Teryl Rothery yumminess :(

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