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May 2011
Steve K
Thu, Feb. 3rd, 2005 02:34 pm
To boldly go...

Latest "Star Trek" series to end in May

LOS ANGELES, Feb 2 (Reuters) - "Star Trek: Enterprise," the latest incarnation of one of the most storied franchises in televised science-fiction history, will end its four-season run in May, broadcaster UPN said on Wednesday.

UPN said the last episode would air on Friday, May 13. The series generated 98 episodes over its run, although it struggled in the ratings.

The original "Star Trek" gave rise to generations of fans who eagerly took in movies, books, and follow-on television shows like "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager."

"Star Trek: Enterprise" was positioned as a prequel to the original "Star Trek." It starred Scott Bakula and premiered in September 2001. 

Current Mood: disappointed disappointed


Fri, Feb. 4th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)

I decided to comment here rather than pulling up that big rant page. I am glad I could clarify for you. I hate to start fights and would rather speak things over any day.

As for your post...its so sad. Although I myself was not a big fan of the new series...nobody beats Picard :P

One more thing I thought you might find interesting...I traveled over to your site and saw something very intersting. I myself am a baptized Lutheran hailing from Concordia Lutheran Chruch in Greenwood. Although I stopped going I do still consider myself Lutheran.

Steve K
Fri, Feb. 4th, 2005 03:16 am (UTC)

I hate to start fights and would rather speak things over any day.
Yeah, me too. I want to discuss things, not get into screaming matches. It's funny because I'm actually a pretty sensitive person, so that thread really started to bother me. I almost deleted all my comments just because I didn't want to read any more hate directed at me or my beliefs! I decided that would be cowardly, though, so I tried to stick it out. I'm glad I did because it gave us the chance to clarify things a little more.

Although I myself was not a big fan of the new series...nobody beats Picard :P
*LOL* Yeah, it got better in the last season and this one. The first couple years, I don't think they quite knew what they wanted to do with it. Since the other franchises all lasted seven years, I guess they figured Enterprise automatically would too! I loved TNG myself, but my favorite is actually probably DS9. The characters developed more there -- they got married, had kids, made friends and enemies with lots of species that you then saw pretty regularly. I thought it was stupid that Voyager was supposed to be adrift in the Delta Quadrant for seven years, and Naomi was the ONLY kid (and she was conceived before they left spacedock) until the very last episode with Tom and B'lanna. Also, the battle scenes in DS9 against the Dominion are some of the best in all of Trek. The Defiant kicks ass!

Although I stopped going I do still consider myself Lutheran.
Small world! Have you ever been to Our Savior or Emmaus downtown? I went to Our Savior last year, which was interesting because it's primarily a black congregation. It's small, but real nice folks. I've been to Emmaus once or twice for something different, thought it was also nice although the "white Jesus" (a very WASP-y interpretation of what he looked like) on the altar was a bit of a shock after going to Our Savior for so many months! Let me know if you'd ever want to check one of them out -- I'd like the company! ;)

ReplyThread Parent
Sun, Feb. 6th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
Won't Miss It!

Actually, Reuters got it wrong: "Star Trek" isn't part of the title, as far as I'm aware. It airs as just "Enterprise". And thank goodness! Because that way I can imagine it takes place in an alternate universe from actual "Star Trek" canon. I never could get over the way it casually and blatantly disagreed with many of the universe facts we know from Original Trek, and even occasionally the other series; it seemed like the producers were counting on the audience not remembering back very far. Bleargh.

My brother might miss it, though; he just "detaches" and goes with the flow and enjoys. There's too much outraged fan in me to do that, though. =)

Steve K
Sun, Feb. 6th, 2005 12:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Won't Miss It!

Ha! I suppose I never got into the original series enough to know all the "timeline violations" that occurred on Enterprise. It's actually pretty cool this season; I wish they had gotten their act together sooner. It took the fourth season to really get things cooking, and that's when they decide to cancel it! Oh, well. I'll be sure to not get Enterprise on DVD as a present for you when it comes out. :P

ReplyThread Parent
Sun, Feb. 20th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
Re: Won't Miss It!

I could hardly avoid getting into the original; my parents were big fans, and scheduled some of our allotted family-TV hours each week to take in the re-runs. I was a huge Trekkie before NextGen even came on the air. =)

If Enterprise really was improving, then I sympathise; Voyager started airing when I was in college, and I was extremely underwhelmed by early offerings. By the end, though, it had grown on me quite a bit. In their favor, however, they were way out in the back of beyond where they couldn't mess with the other shows' timelines. *grin*

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