The Trek is Over for Enterprise

Variety and Aintitcoolnews are reporting that UPN is firing photon torpedoes at ENTERPRISE, the least successful "Trek" series since the original in the 1960s (even the snoozefest VOYAGER inexplicably managed to make it for seven seasons). The show will end May 13.

"Star Trek has been an important part of UPN’s history, and Enterprise has carried on the tradition of its
predecessors with great distinction,"  said Dawn Ostroff, President, Entertainment, UPN. "We’d like to thank Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and an incredibly talented cast for creating an engaging, new dimension to the Star Trek universe on UPN, and we look forward to working with them, and our partners at Paramount Network Television, on a send-off that salutes its contributions to The Network and satisfies its loyal viewers."

All 14 of them.  Variety notes that not only have the ratings of ENTERPRISE plummeted since its premiere, this season it has been regularly thrashed in its Friday timeslot by episodes of  STARGATE SG-1, now in its 9th season (or is 10th?) on Scifi Channel.  STARGATE now holds the distinction of being the longest-running science fiction show in TV history…and ENTERPRISE holds the distinction of being "That  Star Trek show with the bad song and the hot Vulcan chick."

6 thoughts on “The Trek is Over for Enterprise”

  1. I’m a long-time Star Trek fan, but I found ENTERPRISE to be a gigantic let down. It was advertised as the “different” grittier Star Trek, but I found it to be a rehash of the same old same old. I rather liked the cast, so I guess I need to blame the the writers … ? All the stories seemed like business as usual. It’s like they couldn’t break away from the attitudes of The Next Generation and Voyager. blech.

  2. I’m enjoying the new BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, which is trying hard to be gritty (but it could be a LOT grittier). It airs on Friday nights on SciFi, right after ENTERPRISE. Seeing the two shows back-to-back made ENTERPRISE seem even more dated, pedestrian and dull than it ever did before. ENTERPRISE was the scifi equivalent of your grandfather’s new Buick Regal.

  3. This season has had some outstanding episodes. Just when I thought they’d fixed it, they put up two bad episodes.
    I won’t miss it. Heck, I’m already one show down for next season! (Of course, for every show that gets canceled or leaves, I seem to find two more to take it’s place.)

  4. I fell asleep on Trek somewhere around five minutes after the last DS9 episode. Let it go, get rid of Berman and Bragga, and find something new to do with it. Ron Moore was right. You can only do continuations of old shows for so long.


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