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Feb 27th, 2005, 06:33 PM
'Star Trek' Fans Protest Cancellation of Series

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By Ben Berkowitz

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Trek" fans from around the world gathered at the gates of Paramount Studios in Hollywood on Friday to protest the impending cancellation of the television series "Star Trek: Enterprise."

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Carrying signs reading "It's Not Just a Show, It's a Responsibility" and "18 Years of Loyalty and This Is the Thanks I Get?," more than 100 people massed at the gates of Paramount, where "Enterprise" is produced, to show support for a franchise that has perhaps the most loyal fan base in the world.

None wore costumes, however, in a departure from many gatherings of "Trekkies."

The UPN network, which like Paramount is a unit of Viacom Inc., said earlier this month it would end "Enterprise" in May after four seasons on air. But the fans are not letting it go quietly.

Paramount and UPN officials declined to comment.

"'Star Trek: Enterprise' ... is quality television, unlike a lot of the reality you see on TV today," said Candice McCallie, the Texas-based publicity director for Web site TrekUnited.com and an organizer of Friday's protest.

And organized it was -- attendees had professional laminated badges, posters and even permits from the L.A. Police Department to block the sidewalks around the studio.

Although the original series created by Gene Roddenberry ran only from 1966 to 1969, at least one version of "Star Trek" has constantly been on air since 1987 -- "The Next Generation," "Deep Space Nine," "Voyager" and now "Enterprise."

The current series is something of a prequel, set in the earlier days of human space exploration and the "Star Trek" universe, well before those other series took place.

"Enterprise" is tied for 150th place in ratings this season, according to Nielsen Media Research, but McCallie argued "Enterprise" peaked creatively this year.

"It's some of the best 'Star Trek' we've seen in the 18 years it's been on," she said.

Fans are so dedicated that TrekUnited has raised more than $48,000 to give to Paramount to potentially produce a fifth season of the show.

Feb 27th, 2005, 06:33 PM
It'll be interesting to see if they can save it?

Feb 27th, 2005, 06:42 PM
i hope so! t'pol :drool:

Feb 27th, 2005, 08:06 PM
i hope so! t'pol :drool:

I agree - Jolene Blalock :lick:.

As for Enterprise, I've not watched it for a while but they should give it a chance - after all Voyager only really got interesting in the last couple of seasons.

Feb 28th, 2005, 05:57 PM
I hope they can't. It sucks.

I want a Star Trek: Romulan Empire or something like that... from the perspective of the other powers.

Feb 28th, 2005, 09:37 PM
Enterprise was was WAY BELOW par. I'd rather have them make an effort reviving Firefly instead.

Feb 28th, 2005, 11:15 PM
Enterprise sucked...let it die and let's get a different one going.

Feb 28th, 2005, 11:55 PM
These "fans" are fools. They should have protested two years ago when they must have realised how shitty Enterprise is. :rolleyes:

Mar 1st, 2005, 04:20 PM
its about time this show got cut!

Mar 1st, 2005, 04:27 PM
I didnt like enterpirse that much, whats the point of goin back in time for a star trek series :rolleyes: I wonder if they are thinking of making another star trek, i dunno what they could do, they covered pretty much everything in the first 4 series.

Mar 1st, 2005, 04:51 PM
I hate Enterprise. Stupid.

Not sure that another Star Trek should be made. If it is they should make it more like Babylon 5 with a tougher and grittier edge to it (like DS9 style but tougher).
Need another female captain I think, Lucy Lawless would be good ;)

Mar 1st, 2005, 05:00 PM
jolene blalock, jeri ryan and lucly lawless put together in one series, jeebus christ MONKEY BALLS :drool: pleasure overload :lick:

The Crow
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:24 PM
Okay, what the hell is Darth Vader doing there? :mad:

I kinda like Enterprise. It's entertaining enough for me.

Mar 7th, 2005, 10:56 PM
jolene blalock, jeri ryan and lucly lawless put together in one series, jeebus christ MONKEY BALLS :drool: pleasure overload :lick:

Down boy :p.