Wednesday, February 02, 2005

An End to Sci-Fi Necrophilia

Today brings news that the corpse of the once-great Star Trek will finally be allowed to rest in peace:

UPN and Paramount Network Television have jointly announced that this will be the final season of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE on UPN. The series finale will air on Friday, May 13, 2005.

As a sci-fi geek, it saddens me to see how the franchise has been totally run into the ground through overexposure. By subjecting us to the stale mediocrity of first Voyager and now Enterprise, Paramount made clear that it regarded what was once the marquis name in television science fiction as nothing but a cash cow. Even the last movie, Nemesis, while decent and entertaining, was little more than a mishmash of plot elements from previous Star Trek films. Enterprise was the last straw. While it contained some promising elements, the series quickly deteriorated into a shameless effort to milk the Star Trek name for all it was worth, while dumping on what the original series and Next Generation had built in the process.

Having killed Star Trek with their greed, I just hope Paramount refrains from subjecting the franchise to further necrophilia.


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