Generally itís a very difficult time for Star Trek it has to be said lots of reasons that could
be debated at length. Thereís a very good change the fifth series, Star Trek: Enterprise
going to be cancelled at the end of itís third season mainly because of low viewer figures.
Blame for this is targeted the producers; Rick Berman and Brannon Braga primarily as well as
the writers and UPN themselves.
UPN itself as a channel is having some trouble and Enterprise is actually itís highest rated
show but cancellation may ultimately come for a financial reasons.
May 20th will be day UPN announce if the show is to be renewed for a 4th Season.
So in typical Star Trek fashion there is a fan petition to keep the show alive. Groups have
got together to place full page adverts in papers, websites have been setup.
USA Today did a survey of shows that might now be renewed this year and asked for a
vote as to which should be saved. Enterprise won with 70% of the entire votes going to
the show. See this article on Trek Web for more details.
Fan sites like saveenterprise.com are urging fans to call UPN, fax, send letters and e-mails
to voice their supports for the show.
As a result UPN have been flooded with so many calls that dedicated switchboards have
I myself did not think much of Enterprise after seasons 1 and 2. I almost give up on the
show but season 3 has really picked things up. Episodes like Similtude, Azati Prime and
Damage are so refreshing to see and the new arc based story makes you think about
whatís going to happen. In itís improved form and new momentum it would a shame to
see it go.
So come one people, lets not have a Star Trek series get cancelled. Itís been proved
before that the fans can get things done. There are problems with Star Trek. There are still
problems with Enterprise but we can change them! If not just for Enterprise then for Star
Until then we have the last few episodes of the season and the finale to one of the most
exciting seasons in Trekís history.
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