March 02, 2005

Is Enterprise finale going to piss on the fans?

A new rumor has surfaced on a number of Star Trek and science fiction message boards regarding the finale of Star Trek Enterprise, which was given the proverbial hook by UPN and Viacom last month.

According to regular TrekBBS poster Quills, Enterprise creators and executive producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga have written the ultimate "fuck you" to Trek fans.

Oh Fuck it...Trip dies at the end and the episode is a holographic program on the holodeck of the Enterprise-D (yes..."D" as in how DUMB can you get!) which Riker and Troi are observing.
Lending a measure of credence to the rumor, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis will be appearing in the series finale, "These Are The Voyages" as Will Riker and Deanna Troi.

I've said before that Berman and Braga have had nothing but contempt for the fans and the "golden goose" that Star Trek has become over the years, and if this rumor proves true, then my suspicions toward that end will be confirmed.

In addition, Rick Berman is rumored to be working on a script for a Star Trek XI, which would feature the Romulan War (which would have occured after a full seven-year run of Enterprise) on board a new ship with yet another crew. So what better way for Berman and Braga to ensure that they could get away with a new crew than to kill off the crew and concept from Enterprise.

Too bad they are going to kill off the fanbase while they're at it.

Posted by mhking at March 2, 2005 10:01 PM

You know, this mess just sucks. >:( Tripp is one of my favorite characters. When the show first came out I actually googled the actor's name to find out what else he had done. I'd like to wring some necks over this.

Posted by: Samantha at March 3, 2005 09:30 PM

Sounds like a rip-off of the finale on St. Elsewhere, where the whole series was revealed to be just the fantasy of an autistic boy.

Posted by: Pat Curley at March 3, 2005 11:15 PM

I didn't realize St. Elsewhere had ended that way! I'm surprised I don't see it mentioned more, the way the "it was a dream" thing on Dallas is.

Posted by: Jay at March 4, 2005 10:52 AM

Yes, it's a real mess. I've been following this in the online fandom and everyone is just livid, including me. Methinks B&B should be summarily shown the door and never allowed to work with anything having to do with Star Trek again.

Posted by: Lola at March 4, 2005 01:37 PM

And, yes, St. Elsewhere really did end that way. I felt like I was taken for a ride by the writers.

Posted by: Lola at March 4, 2005 01:38 PM

I may be wandering into the lions den here, but as a huge Star Trek fan (especially DS9) I think this whole Enterprise thing was a dud from its first inception.
The whole concept is silly and the casting of Scott Bakula as captain was....was....well I'm lost for words as to what it was, but it was not good.
To me the whole thing reeked of contempt for the fans, as in "those morons will watch anything and we will prove it".
Just my 2 cents worth. :)

Posted by: Patrick at March 4, 2005 09:40 PM

The finale just plain sucked! I thought the series was the best of any except the original. I didn't feel like the "whole" series was a holodeck creation, rather, the holodeck was used to "playback" history from that era. What is the point of killing off Trip? It makes no sense whatsoever. The finale was a major letdown, and didn't seem to have much thought put into its production. I could have probably written a better ending.

Berman is a dickhead for doing this.

The only "cool" tribute was the very end where Picard, Kirk and Archer all share in the "SPace the final frontier speech".

Posted by: Richard at May 14, 2005 03:00 AM
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