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Postby shahmask » Fri Apr 23, 2004 5:11 am

http://trekweb.com/articles/2004/04/22/ ... 94be.shtml

yay!
this article is all over the web. it's pretty amazing how the smallest talk of a new movie from a supposedly "dying" franchise has caused such a stir.
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Postby TerraFrost » Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:25 am

if the success of enterprise is any indiciation as to how successful star trek prequels in general can hope to be, this "last ditch" effort to save the star trek franchise may be in vain :(

anyways, on a semi-related note...

Star Trek: Enterprise won enormous support in USA TODAY's seventh annual Save Our Shows survey, as a record 70% of respondents (in part reflecting a coordinated effort) urged UPN to keep the latest edition of the long-running franchise, which next month completes its third season.

Fox's Arrested Development— a critics' favorite but a ratings laggard — also won solid backing: 36.5% of voters wanted to save it. It was followed by Fox's Tru Calling with 28%.

More than 43,200 ballots were cast in the survey, most of them online. This year's total is down from last year's record 57,000.

The lower turnout might reflect the fact that of 12 shows hovering "on the bubble" between renewal and cancellation — the smallest group yet — most elicited tepid support. Just four (Star Trek, Arrested Development, Tru Calling and CBS' The District) won more votes to support than to dismiss them. The majority of voters said they didn't care what happened to nine of the 12.

And fewer than 10% of voters were eager to see four comedies return for second seasons, including NBC's Happy Family and ABC's It's All Relative, another sign of the cooled interest in TV sitcoms.

The shows readers most want dropped? NBC's Whoopi, which was given the thumbs-down by one-third of respondents, followed closely by UPN's Rock Me Baby.

The Save Our Shows survey asked viewers to vote for those that actually have a shot at being renewed when the networks unveil their fall lineups May 17-20 in New York.

The survey results rarely determine the fate of the shows, though they do indicate pockets of loyal support. Far more important are Nielsen ratings and creative, scheduling or financial concerns.

But that didn't stop readers from offering eloquent, though futile, appeals for other series, apparently through organized campaigns.

Continuing a long tradition of get-out-the-vote efforts for sci-fi/fantasy series, a large group backed Angel, though WB has steadfastly maintained it has no plans for renewal.

"Just because the WB has said that it isn't going to change its mind doesn't mean that the question of 'wanting' it back isn't relevant," wrote Kathy McLaren of Chicago.

Fox's Wonderfalls, recently canceled after four episodes, also won support, along with a few other lost causes.
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Postby TerraFrost » Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:11 am

more has been revealed about the nature of this potential star trek movie:

http://www.trektoday.com/news/090704_04.shtml

to summarize, it's probably going to be about a conflict with romulans that led to the creation of the federation...
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Postby Rapscallion » Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:22 pm

if Patrick Stewart is done with Star Trek, than I am done with Star Trek :|
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Postby TerraFrost » Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:09 am

well... it looks like this movie has been put on ice, so to speak...

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/inde ... 0&id=30120
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Postby Rapscallion » Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:01 am

2 bad.
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Postby TerraFrost » Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:12 am

More news on the movie...

from http://www.darkhorizons.com

Acclaimed writer Erik Jendresen ("Band of Brothers") signed on to write a script for a new "Star Trek" feature earlier this year and speaking with Dreamwatch he confirmed he has turned in his first draft to Paramount reports Trekweb.

Jendresen tells the magazine that the working title for the project is currently "Star Trek: The Beginning" which will not utilize any existing Trek characters. He says "This would take place just a couple of years after the end of the events in ENTERPRISE but well before the original series, and it would look at the inciting incident that started everything. The story is big and epic, and it isn't as antiseptic as the television stories had to be."

Don't expect a captain or starship either - "We're looking at a very small group of men and women, particularly focusing on one character. There are a couple of ships, including a principal ship, but this is not a traditional captain and crew of a starship story in the least."
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Postby shahmask » Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:15 am

yay! hopefully though this isn't the movie that again destroys the star trek francise. so that means, what, 3 years? i can live with that.
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