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  1. #1 Trek Producers Still Don't Get It 
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    Rick Berman, executive-producer of Star Trek: Enterprise, told SCI FI Wire that he believes the decline in ratings that led to the series' cancellation was the result of an oversaturation of the franchise. "There are a lot of people who criticized us for saying what I'm about to say, but I do believe that there was some degree of fatigue with the franchise,"
    http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/i...ory=0&id=30935

    Berman's getting there. He doesn't get that Enterprise wasn't old, it was just unoriginal. What we needed was new people, not a new Berman series. After DS9, and Voyager, Berman should be out. Producing to many Trek series can lead to a serious form of retardation.

    I remember JMS (Creator - Babylon 5) saying that he was prepared to do a Trek series. Any word on this?

    Thoughts?


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    First off, don't call him JMS until after you've introduced him by name: J. Michael Straczynski.

    They just cancelled Enterprise, it's not likely that we'll hear of any other "new" Trek series for I should think at least a year. And I don't really think there will be one. I think Berman does have a point, frankly!

    I haven't seen all of Enterprise (I think we're a couple of years behind) I did lose interest but, you know, that's just the way it goes sometimes. I certainly didn't want another 50 years worth of franchises.


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    No, Berman does not get "it".

    Orson Scott Card gets "it":

    So they've gone and killed "Star Trek." And it's about time.

    They tried it before, remember. The network flushed William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy down into the great septic tank of broadcast waste, from which no traveler…. No, wait, let's get this right: from which rotting ideas and aging actors return with depressing regularity.

    It was the fans who saved "Star Trek" from oblivion. They just wouldn't let go.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...,6007802.story
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