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Media Alert: Star Trek - Enterprise Cancelled by Paramount / UPN
Review by Drew Bittner
Paramount / UPN TV Series  ISBN/ITEM#: B00005JLFS
Date: 2001-2005 / Show Official Info /

On the bubble last season, Paramount has "pulled the trigger" and informed the world at large that Star Trek: Enterprise will not return for a sixth season. Whether this came as a surprise to anyone is an open question-- Jolene Blaylock (T'Pol) in recent interviews said she was ready to move on, though Scott Bakula (Capt. Archer) said he wanted to go a bit longer. Just goes to show that there will always be differences between Vulcans and humans.

Enterprise (which only picked up the Star Trek prefix last year) had a rough start and a rougher run, in many respects. The series played fast and loose with the back story established in Star Trek: The Original Series, giving "nudge-wink" introductions to the Ferengi, the Borg, the Romulans, the Organians and even the bumpy-headed Klingons. Old fans didn't care for it (to judge by the chat room chatter), the new fans either dug it or didn't.

It's likely now that Star Trek will go into hibernation for a while. No telling what the next iteration will be, but for now, this is the final voyage of the Enterprise on the small screen.

Live long and prosper.

FOLLOW UP- 2/4/05:
According to Rick Berman, Executive Producer of Star Trek: Enterprise, the intent is to end the series on May 13 with a final episode that has not yet been shot. He also said that the series will not be "shopped" (i.e., pitched and sold) to other networks or cable channels. (Courtesy SciFi.com)

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