Wednesday, February 02, 2005

The FINAL Frontier

UPN Cancels 'Star Trek: Enterprise'
It's official. UPN announced today it is cancelling "Star Trek: Enterprise." The show ill wrap up production in March and the series finale will air in May.

I'm conflicted about this. For a while I've been saying we need to take a break from Trek. But at the same time, part of me will be sad to see "Enterprise" go. Next fall will be the first since 1988 that there hasn't been new Trek episodes on TV. I know that, in and of itself, was part of the problem. But the voide will ltake a little getting used to.

"Enterprise" may have been the weakest of all the Trek shows, but unfortunately it's being cancelled just as it was getting good. I always liked the concept for the show and thought it had a lot of potential, but it floundered under the guidance of Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. It finally started improving once Manny Coto took over the reins this year, but by then too much damage had been done. It's too bad.

I hope this means the writing is on the wall for Berman. It's time for a change. When Trek makes its inevitable comeback, lets hope someone else will be at the helm.


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