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Star Trek Enterprise Cancelled


February 2, 2005 11:54 PM PST

So Star Trek Enterprise is finally off the air. The biggest problem with this show (besides the producers) is Scott Bakula. From the first time I heard he was going to be the captain, I knew it would be bad. He's just completely unlikeable and unrealistic as someone the crew would follow. It doesn't help that he's also "Quantum Leap guy". At the end of last season I really, really hoped that he wouldn't be back on the show. The rest of the crew actually shows a little promise if they could get out from his shadow. And the actual premise could be interesting. They just failed to create a sense of comraderie on Enterprise or Voyager, and it doomed them.

Given the choice, I'd rather have this on the air, than not. But maybe the cancellation of the show will force the franchise to reevaluate, and open up some space for much better Sci-Fi. I've been meaning to do a mini review of Farscape and Battlestar Galactica, so that will be coming up. It still really hurts they cancelled Farscape, but I guess it made it a year longer than Enterprise...

The inset photo is from the infamous "sonic shower" that was used whenever the ratings dipped. Another "titillating" photo after the jump. Trip's expression is priceless.

Comments (6)
John, February 3, 2005 10:32 AM:

That's what always bothered me about that show - the blatant need to stoop to such tactics to try and get ratings. A good Scifi show should stand on its own. If you want to through in some extra sizzle occasionally fine. But in Enterprises case it came across as pathetic to me. I never got into it though, probably due to the fact that every time I see Scott Bakula, all I can think about is him in some stupid dress from Quantum leap.

Paul, February 3, 2005 12:14 PM:

Sizzle is all well and good, but what about the steak?

Wheelson, February 4, 2005 10:14 AM:

My secret hope is the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy movie (opens one week before the last installment of a ruined Star Wars franchise) will breath new life into Science Fiction. I think it has a chance because of the still rather unique blend of humor and Science Fiction. However, the things that defined good Science Fiction are no replaced by the humor, instead they are enhanced.

Now, the movie could be an expensive version of the TV show and totally suck, but I'm holding on to the hope that it will rock. Also coming on the heals of LOTR and while standing beside Star Wars in the theater, I hope people will be reminded of what good Science Fiction should look like and the genre will be renewed in popularity.

Paul, February 4, 2005 12:24 PM:

Or maybe it will end up being the new Ice Pirates.

John, February 4, 2005 01:53 PM:

he he, Ice Pirates. I think we need a new post on old cheezy scifi shows. Of course we need to tie them back to Netflix for easy rental:

Ice Pirates>

Hap, February 8, 2005 05:07 PM:

Ice Pirates, I loved that movie.

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