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Is Enterprise Heading To Canada?

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the i-don't-want-to-go-on-the-cart dept.

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Tycoon Guy writes "TrekToday reports that the TrekUnited fan campaign a few weeks ago partnered with a group of Canadian production companies to pitch a co-production deal for 'Star Trek: Enterprise' to Paramount. As part of this deal, production would be moved up to Canada, and TrekUnited and the Canadian group would share the costs of a fifth season with Paramount. Apparently Viacom executives are considering the proposal, despite another branch of Paramount saying the cancellation was final just a few days ago."

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Canada (5, Funny)

elid (672471) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248278)

To boldly go where no man has gone before :-)

Re:Canada (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248361)

To go boldy...

You'd think they'd fix the split infinitive one of these series.

Re:Canada (4, Funny)

mrchaotica (681592) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248406)

To boldly split infinitives that no one has split before!

Re:Canada (1)

Drooling Iguana (61479) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248622)

They did at the beginning of Enterprise, when they showed the guy from First Contact making the "where no man has gone before" speech.

Re:Canada (2, Funny)

InvalidError (771317) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248430)

Canada?

I've been there... actually, I'm still there and so are ~30M other people!

Re:Canada (-1, Offtopic)

ZorinLynx (31751) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248432)

Stop it with the free PSPs. They're paying you to spam; you're just as bad as any other spammer.

-Z

Re:Canada (-1, Offtopic)

geekoid (135745) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248566)

it' in a sig in a post. It's not lke he's sending it to your email account, or hijacking computer to send out 200,000,000 emails.

PS: click on the link in my sig.

Re:Canada (4, Funny)

Kimos (859729) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248467)

Hope it works out! I'm not sure if all those American actors and production teams are used to working in our studio igloos. They'll probably have Enterprise spend lots of time visiting Andoria.

Hahahahaha... *wipes tear* I love Canada.

Re:Canada (1)

ari_j (90255) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248772)

Live long and prosper, eh!

Re:Canada (1)

tmcmsail (302707) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248490)

This should keep the Canadian birth rate down... I guess that would be where no REAL man has gone...

Re:Canada (5, Informative)

fm6 (162816) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248530)

Need I point out that William Shatner is Canadian? Besides, a lot of U.S. TV shows are produced there. Including an unlikely number of SF shows: Stargate SG-1, X Files, Outer Limits, to name a few. Production costs are lower north of the 49th, for reasons I'm not entirely clear on.

Of course, this is all more Trekkie lameness. Even if they can raise the money to produce the show, Viacom is not going to hand over one of its biggest properties to outsiders, even one that has not been making them money. When a property turns unprofitable they usually sit on it for years, hoping it becomes profitable if they hold it off the market long enough.

They might agree to sell the Trek franchise. But not cheaply. If anybody can raise that kind of money, they should start their own SF franchise, not fritter it away trying to revive one that wore out years ago.

BSG (4, Informative)

John Harrison (223649) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248678)

I am pretty sure that Battlestar Galactica is filmed in Canada as well.

Re:Canada (3, Funny)

ReverendLoki (663861) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248683)

Ah yes, Canada, filming location for such sci-fi greats as Battlefield Earth and Pluto Nash...

Re:Canada (1)

whitehatlurker (867714) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248637)

Woo hoo!

Now we can get the production quality of The StarLost [snowcrest.net] . (For those that haven't seen the show, don't bother. For other starlost fans, I'm afraid it'll never fly again, even from the backup bridge.) (more [tvtome.com] )

Anyway ... I'd love to see this happen, particularly if T'Pol were in town during shooting. Would there be any way for 7 of 9 to make a Borg cross-over episode? (Seeing that the show has already jumped the shark, it could happen. Imagine them allowing the engineer to have sex, and in the first season, even.)

Come on up, Enterprise. Live long and prosper in the great white north [imdb.com] .

Nice... (2, Interesting)

Stick_Fig (740331) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248284)

If this actually works, and Arrested Development gets cancelled, I would drain my bank account for a third season of that.

Re:Nice... (1)

AviLazar (741826) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248378)

Your drained bank account and .25 cents still won't buy you a pack of bubble gum ;)

Re:Nice... (1)

Ministry of Cube (864931) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248510)

I hope they'll allow me to drain mine, this ~$16 umemployed debt is bothersome. ;)

Re:Nice... (1)

sTalking_Goat (670565) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248528)

AD is getting cancelled? I thought the Emmy win put the kybash on that whole cancellation thing? Man I hate TV Execs, almost as much as I hate stupid TV viewers.

Re:Nice... (2, Informative)

UWC (664779) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248560)

Whoa, what's this about Arrested Development being cancelled? Has there been word of cancellation? I know of the reduced order this season. The reasoning did seem a little suspect (American Dad's (abysmal) premiere episode got good ratings.. you know, immediately after the Super Bowl, during which it had been heavily advertised...). At least the reduced order resulted in a hilarious gag in a recent episode (the reduced housing order from 22 to 18 homes, where Michael said "But we already had all the blueprints drawn up..." and the narrator cut in with "Actually, they didn't... but they would have.").

Anyway, yeah, I'm mad enough that the almost certainly doomed to both critical and popular failure American Dad shortened the Arrested Development season on stupid grounds. If they cancel the show, I'll be even less enthused.

Re:Nice... (1)

michael path (94586) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248697)

I totally missed the "reduced housing order" as a shortened season. I hadn't known about the reduced order either.

Nice catch. I love that show.

Re:Nice... (1)

jdray (645332) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248761)

I think the GP meant "...and IF Arrested Development gets cancelled...." He just used the "if this and that" notation that's [ahem] common in programming environments.

Trek is getting long in the tooth (3, Insightful)

Spock the Baptist (455355) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248285)

It needs a rest. At least on TV.

The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (4, Funny)

IvyMike (178408) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248286)

Please, can't we just let it die with dignity?

Re:The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (5, Funny)

elid (672471) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248312)

Why hasn't Congress passed a bill to force Paramount to keep Enterprise alive!?

Re:The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248431)

If Kerry had won we would still have Star Trek! Oh wait.. :)

Re:The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (4, Funny)

smackjer (697558) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248459)

Remember how well their last attempt went?

Re:The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248516)

Good riddance! Star Trek should have died with the original series!

Re:The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248537)

Why hasn't Congress passed a bill to force Paramount to keep Enterprise alive!?

They did, but those darn activist liberal judges aren't doing what they're supposed to by backing up the American Taliban Party.

Curse them!

Re:The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (2, Funny)

TexVex (669445) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248576)

Of course, if the Left Coast crazies get their way, eventually anything and everything will be the responsibility of the legislature and law enforcement to handle. Right now, this is funny: Dispatcher: Ma'am, we're not gonna go down there and enforce your Western Bacon Cheeseburger. [snopes.com] (Also hit the audio [snopes.com] link.) Twenty years from now it might not be.

Re:The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (0, Flamebait)

ReverendLoki (663861) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248773)

I hate playing the role of Spelling Nazi, but I just had to point out your typo - you mistakenly typed "Left Coast crazies", when the correct spelling is "Right Wing Nutjobs"...

</flamebait></sarcasm>

Re:The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (2, Funny)

Saeed al-Sahaf (665390) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248475)

Please, can't we just let it die with dignity?

That possibility has past.

Re:The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (1, Insightful)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248493)

"Please, can't we just let it die with dignity?"

Uh, if you don't like it, don't watch it. If the people who do like it, however, cannot watch it because you wanted it to die, what's in it for them?

Man I'm tired of this sort of comment getting modded up.

Re:The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (2, Funny)

x0n (120596) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248755)

Well, if it won't die, at least let's agree to change the theme tune while we've got the chance.

- Oisin

Re:The series is in a permanent vegetative state. (2, Funny)

Average_Joe_Sixpack (534373) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248571)

Please, can't we just let it die with dignity?

These "save the Enterprise" attempts are actually more entertaining than the show itself

All I know... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248287)

is Canada seems to be getting all the first posts!!!

-DT

Really (1)

jim_v2000 (818799) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248295)

Did we expect that any large corporation would pass up the chance to make a buck?

Re:Really (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248483)

Thank you for another canned response. This is getting right up there with all the other slashdot puke. Get your own thoughts and opinions. Shit like this is very cliche.

Boldly going where no man has gone before? (-1, Redundant)

PornMaster (749461) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248296)

Sorry, it just had to be said.

You mean (1)

jim_v2000 (818799) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248352)

Boldy producing what no Canadian had produced before!

Or, perhaps... (2, Funny)

PornMaster (749461) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248520)

To boldly escape death in a manner no sci-fi television show has done before. ;)

Re:You mean (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248585)

Nah. Crappy Sci-fi that looks like it costs $50 per episode to produce is the cornerstone of the Canadian economy.

Canucks in space... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248299)

Fine by me, as long as they keep the Quebeqois out of it, eH?

Just like a lawyer! (1)

abb3w (696381) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248300)

We could tell they were lying when we saw their lips move!

(Still in denial... still in denial...)

good thing. (2, Interesting)

circusboy (580130) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248305)

maybe they can find writers with a slightly wider world view...

It's over you fat dorks (1, Insightful)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248316)

Seriously, it's over. Shows get cancelled.

Get on with your lives. Paramount owns the rights, and if they say it's over, it's over.

It's not just about production costs to the studio. It's about a shitty show that ruins the image of the studio, and destroys 30 years of "Star Trek" branding.

They need to start showing Sailor Moon reruns to distract these knobs.

Re:It's over you fat dorks (1)

Impeesa (763920) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248679)

It's not just about production costs to the studio. It's about a shitty show that ruins the image of the studio, and destroys 30 years of "Star Trek" branding.

I don't think they're too concerned about that [penny-arcade.com] .

Oh Canada... (1)

TheFlyingGoat (161967) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248319)

Nothing for you to see here. Please move along.

As seen Wednesday nights at 8:00pm central on UPN.
Har har har. :/

Seriously, though. Even though I've never gotten into the series, I hope for the sake of hardcore ST fans it's allowed to continue in Canada. Maybe the show will get even better as a result, a la X-Files (only in reverse this time). :)

Re:Oh Canada... (1)

p0rnking (255997) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248555)

Personally, I think X-Files went downhill fast, when they left vancouver to go south.

Star trek (1)

chrisnewbie (708349) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248325)

The only reason it's comming here is because it's cheaper and no U.S tv network wants it!

--I didnt vote to have it here, canadian should have a say about this crapy t.v. show.

--Long live farscape ans babylon5--

barring the canada jokes (1)

AviLazar (741826) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248345)

which is way to easy anyhow.

The other side of Paramount which said the cancellation was "final." There are only two things in life that are final - death and taxes. Even the latter is not always final. So given that, throw enough money or potential money at Paramount and the "final cancellation" will get changed to "due to recent considerations, there will be a 5th season of Enterprise."

On a side note, I did like seeing Twilight again this past Friday and cannot wait for the season/series finale (though hope it is seasonal)

Re:barring the canada jokes (1)

Urusai (865560) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248503)

One day the FTC says silicone breast implants are still banned, the next day they approve them. Conclusion: mobilize stripper industry to lobby for the return of Enterprise. After all, they have an inside track to the men in power.

I have the feeling ... (5, Interesting)

stinerman (812158) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248347)

I think Paramount wants to kill off Enterprise because they're ready to start with something fresh after Berman/Braga are canned. It seems to me that a company that is consistantly rejecting bribes to keep a rather popular show on the air is either incredibly stupid, or has an ace up their sleeve and doesn't want anyone to know about it.

Well, either that or they're trying to piss off the people who watch it via bittorrent (quite a few if I'm not mistaken).
"Haha!!! That'll show you commie pirates! We'll just cancel whatever you like to download."

Not worth saving. (3, Funny)

EpsCylonB (307640) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248349)

When good geeks go bad.

So short-sighted (0)

SEWilco (27983) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248350)

Why not move production to the Moon? That might increase fund raising just a little.

Re:So short-sighted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248409)

Parts of Canada are almost exactly like the moon (except the gravitational pull) which is why astronauts trained in northern Canada to prepare for the trip to the moon.

Actually (4, Interesting)

TheRealFixer (552803) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248356)

Actually, if you read Paramount's statement carefully, it's worded a little oddly. It basically states that Enterprise on UPN is through. I thought it was strange they specified UPN, especially with all the talk about moving the show to another channel...

Re:Actually (1)

Oinos (140188) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248781)

Nothing odd about that. Paramount is probably leaving a door open to sell the broadcast rights to someone else.

Instead of the grassroots movement to fund the production of the show, TrekUnited should have been negotiating with Paramount to buy the rights to the show and then partner with an independent production company to continue the show.

I was hoping something like this would have happened with Firefly. Fox owns the broadcast rights to the show but would sell them for the right price. Once the broadcast rights are picked up, other networks generally are more open to discussion about carrying the program.

We're awesome, eh? (2, Funny)

Kimos (859729) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248370)

Hah! And people ask why I love this country so much!

Re:We're awesome, eh? (1)

argent (18001) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248610)

Open a hailing channel, eh?

ST Needs (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248384)

What the ST Universe really needs is for Rick Berman to step down, and to let someone else take the helm. Maybe even wait a couple years, and then come out with a series that actually harkens back to the original- instead of trying to ignore it or worse. Until that happens, the entire franchise will continue to struggle.

As McCoy would say... (2, Funny)

frank_adrian314159 (469671) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248405)

... "It's dead, Jim."

Interesting... (4, Interesting)

nebaz (453974) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248436)

Stargate-SG1 and Atlantis are both filmed in Vancouver. Farscape was Australia(?), is all Sci-Fi destined to be outsourced?

Re:Interesting... (-1, Redundant)

JohnHegarty (453016) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248466)

please I don't want to even think of Stek Trek : Bangalore

Re:Interesting... (1)

loqi (754476) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248519)

If those are the representative examples of outsourced sci-fi, then God I hope not.

Re:Interesting... (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248632)

American TV is really quite low quality. You have your sit-coms, where a heavy storyline is when one of the characters is in the hospital for 2 episodes, your cop dramas which exaggerate and glamorize the work of cops/investigators, and then you have your "reality TV" which often bears less resemblance to reality than the other two categories of shows. Sci-fi doesn't seem to have a place in the US because people there can't seem to relate to it. I'm shocked as hell a "fantasy" show like Joan of Arcadia has lasted this long, but that's probably the God-angle.

Sci-Fi traditionally makes you think (although much American sci-fi isn't even about thinking, any more than just trying to break outside of yourself and into the future/past/whatever) and that's not what most Americans want when they get home from the daily grind.

Re:Interesting... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248645)

Sci-Fi Channel is actually a Canadian works program

Re:Interesting... (1)

Deliveranc3 (629997) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248650)

We also got BattleStar though with an American cast (eeeewwww).

At least all the hot ones are still Canadian.

As far as outsourcing goes, Sci-Fi has been able to keep the same budget but produce way higher quality by moving outside of L.A. and really the whole concept of producing television in L.A. is outdated, you don't need guest appearances by movie stars every week to keep a show with a decent plot alive.

Re:Interesting... (1)

whitehatlurker (867714) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248705)

It would be ironic to have it all done off-planet, wouldn't it.

Re:Interesting... (1)

yaroze32 (689185) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248777)

look where Star Wars was filmed

They can have Enterprise (2, Informative)

slusich (684826) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248447)

But only if they start exporting Corner Gas.
Trust me, we'd be getting the better end of the deal.

Re:They can have Enterprise (2, Informative)

Ubergrendle (531719) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248597)

For Americans who don't get Canadian channels, Corner Gas is the first significantly successful Canadian-produced sitcom in decades. Its an ensemble cast, 'clean' humour (very little sexual innuendo), but very witty and intelligent. Set in small town Saskatchewan its very different than most US sitcoms which are typically family or big-city officeplace based. Interest by US networks is rising quickly as all the American import sitcoms have lost head-to-head (even against re-runs) -- Everyone Loves Raymond, Joey, and other insipid garbage. Unfortunately American Idol still beats it though... :(

Re:They can have Enterprise (1)

iCEBaLM (34905) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248722)

I've seen an episode or two, but honestly, even being Canadian, couldn't bring myself to like it.

This in no way means that I like Joey, Raymond or other insipid garbage.

In the next exciting episode... (5, Funny)

Marko DeBeeste (761376) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248449)

...Enterprise is ordered to deliver a mysterious cargo labelled only "WHIPS" to the planet Equus Mortis.

MOD PARENT UP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248518)

That's some funny shit.

Re:In the next exciting episode... (1)

WaterBreath (812358) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248553)

I just gave out my last mod point. Someone get this man a +1 Funny!

Canadian Trek (1)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248451)

"It's been a Long Road, get*BLAM BLAM BLAM*"
- Anonymous singer, Vedran Archives, CY 2005

"The boardrooms of UPN are a dangerous place! But in our future, my crew and I fight to make it safe! I am Dylan Hunt, captain of the Enterprise Ascendant, and these are our adventures!"

(What, it's not like there isn't precedent for a hot shipboard computer. Back in TOS, I wouldn't have kicked Majel Barrett outa bed either. Rommie's just an upgraded version, isn't she?)

** LET IT DIE ** (1, Flamebait)

TydalForce (569880) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248476)

Enterprise is the least innovative and most boring Trek series ever. Yeah, its gotten better in more recent episodes, but still isn't what it should be.

Trek needs to take a break, and come back in a year or two or three with fresh blood. I rather like the idea of J. Michael Straczynski - he did a great job with Babylon 5, and Jeremiah, and The Real Ghostbusters ;-}

J2EE? My job? (1)

kevin_conaway (585204) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248482)

Ah well, at least I'll get free healthcare now.

Re:J2EE? My job? (1)

Iffy Bonzoolie (1621) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248675)

That's what I thought that the headline meant at first, too. Some kind of outsourcing issue...

-If

Enterprise moving to Canada? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248531)

What makes them think we'd want it?

Canadian Transporter (1)

amightywind (691887) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248542)

Beam me up Scotty, ay?

Re:Canadian Transporter (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248745)

Geez , yer no hozer, eh? Now get aboot of here, eh? First it was Call for Help www.callforhelptv.com and now Star Trek.

Let it die (1)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248569)

Its time to let it go people..

Look at the farscape fans.. We got a 'finale' and let it die a dignified death..

Re:Let it die (1)

Chubby_C (874060) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248656)

My sentiments exactly, its like the Terry Shiavo case if something (or someone) is dying; let them. No use delaying the inevitiable. Whats going to happen at the end of Season 5, the same thing, people are going to fight for a 6th. I am and always have been a huge trek fan, but even I never became interested in Enterprise

nooo, but (1)

sumdeus (656737) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248573)

aneesh is!

Soviet Canuckistan (1, Funny)

Yanray (686150) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248593)

In Soviet Canuckistan Enterprise revives you.

Sorry for the Pat Buchanan referance. But it's still funny.

They should (re)hire a few Canadian actors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248605)

Unfortunalely is too late for Scotty (the greatest Canadian Star Trek actor ever). They could rehire Nicole de Boer or even Shatner (may be not, he is a jerk)

The short answer: Yes! (1)

Tibor the Hun (143056) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248615)

Is Enterprise heading to canada?

The short answer is "Yes!"
However our correspondant has learned that upon ariving there, Mr. Spock was overheard saying "What the fuck is wrong with these people?"

Captain Kirk, on the other hand could not be reached, as he was getting smashed with Scotty and Bones at a local hockey bar.

Film at 11: "Wrath of Khan"

Enterprise Episodes all metric (1)

butch812 (529419) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248616)

One thing I never did understand is why when ever they are talking about distance, they always says kilometers never miles. Is there a reason for this? It is an American show.

Re:Enterprise Episodes all metric (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248690)

evidently in the 24th century, metric is considered a superior system ;)

Re:Enterprise Episodes all metric (1)

Impeesa (763920) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248749)

One thing I never did understand is why when ever they are talking about distance, they always says kilometers never miles. Is there a reason for this? It is an American show. It's also set in the future where, presumeably, either the Americans finally came around to metric, or they just didn't have enough pull in the galactic community to convince everyone else to switch back to an archaic system.

Enormous misdirection of effort (1, Flamebait)

mcc (14761) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248669)

So you've got this money.

And you've got all this energy.

And what are you doing with it?

Trying to save a TV show that even its defenders rarely describe in terms nicer than "it wasn't THAT bad", and whose plot is going to be wrapped up at the end of the season whatever you do.

While you've got all this excitement and energy and potential funding, why not direct it into more potentially productive efforts-- like, trying to get Paramount or some other production company to put together a new, GOOD show? (Preferably maybe even one Rick Berman is not associated with!)

There were rumors about William Shatner trying to go over Berman's head and pitch a series set at StarFleet; I think that would be pretty damn cool. Heck, there's a lot of potentially cool ideas within the Star Trek universe, continuity-error-ridden as it is, you could set a show around. You don't necessarily need Enterprise. And even without Star Trek (though I realize that's what the people pushing for enterprise to continue really want) I'm sure there's no shortage of directors, actors etc who would jump at the chance to do a sci fi tv show, if only some people could talk some studio into greenlighting it.

Television is allegedly a passive medium. Yet for once, for this moment, you've got a huge number of television viewers to stand up and decide that they want to participate. I think that has the potential to be pretty cool, if that were directed toward some productive end. But that potential is currently being wasted on lost causes.

Viacom, Paramount, all made in Taiwan... (1)

rice_burners_suck (243660) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248670)

Viacom executives are considering the proposal, despite another branch of Paramount saying the cancellation was final just a few days ago.

Maybe they were planning to cancel it here, aire it in Canada, and they thought we'd never find out about it. Heh heh heh... Thanks to Slashdot, their evil scheme was foiled! I'll get you next time, Gadget, next time!!!

Too many questions (1)

molrak (541582) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248700)

I wonder if the cast would want to move to (or at least live in) Canada for six to nine months a year. Presumably they would shoot in Vancouver, which already has an established film industry in place, so it wouldn't be like they were moving to Moose Jaw, but it's still a major change. If it's being funded by Canadians, there's also US $ to Can $ issues to consider. Not only that, but it's possible that cast members may already have other commitments. There's also the question of having to deal with an entirely new production crew, and possibly a different CG crew.

That's a lot of questions for a show which hasn't attracted viewers over a span of four years. One could argue that UPN's mismanagement of Enterprise has led to its low ratings (or UPN's lack of availability outside of major metropolitan areas), but sometimes a bad show is just a bad show.

Time slot. (1)

Belgand (14099) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248709)

Not to say that it wasn't due to the poor writing, acting, etc. but I one of the thing that may have contributed to the death of Enterprise is the lack of a consistent time slot. I don't know how UPN had this thing scheduled, but in my local market the new episodes were run at 2:30 am. Not a rebroadcast of the same episode shown earlier that evening, that was the only time they ever showed it.

Anyone see the news on the cast wrap party? (2, Interesting)

ravenspear (756059) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248721)

The actors [startrek.com] seem to know something you all don't.

This show is as dead as a doornail right now and won't be coming back.

And thus the episode began (1)

Sheepdot (211478) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248738)

Officer: Captain! A group of geeks and Canadians are so willing to help our fledgling Enterprise that they have expressed interest in even helping to pay for our ship's repairs!

Captain: Excellent! Bring them aboard, make them Ensigns, then set course for Romulus! Warp 9!

Canada gave us Captain Kirk and Scotty (1)

SubDude (49782) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248744)

People seem to forget.

Dude

All your Sci-Fi are belong to us (1)

subl33t (739983) | more than 9 years ago | (#12248754)

Next we're gonna take back Shatner!

(you can keep Celine Dion... please)

Am I the only one? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12248763)

Am I the only geek who cares not the least about Star Trek? I absolutely cannot understand what the attraction is.
WTF is the deal with Dr. Who also?

Ok..... I am ready to die a horrible death now.

This isn't flame bait, I do want to hear from other people who feel the same way.
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