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Old 04-12-2015, 05:39 PM
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According to what I have read, by the fourth season the show had too few viewers to continue it.
Huh. Never heard that before. But too few viewers will kill any series no matter how good it is.
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I don't think the ratings were ever as good as they had hoped.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:42 PM
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I don't think the ratings were ever as good as they had hoped.
Which begs the question-why did Berman think a prequel series would work and then do little to properly connect it to the original series, which rumor says he hated anyway?
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:32 PM
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The studio decision-makers probably believed all Trek fans are fanatics that will watch anything with the Star Trek name and like it.

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This goes back to what I mentioned earlier. Such a show would need to be planned from beginning to finish with a coherent story line, which is something Hollywood is loathe to do. They like to plan one or two seasons at a time and keep a show going as long as people continue to watch it. They also want the freedom to make changes if the number of viewers is below their expectations. Hence, the Xindi nonsense that wasted an entire season. It is also why Seven-of-Nine was introduced to Voyager. The audience was too small, so eye-candy was added in hopes of increasing interest. Apparently it worked for Voyager (I did not watch the show.), but failed for Enterprise.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:16 AM
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The studio decision-makers probably believed all Trek fans are fanatics that will watch anything with the Star Trek name and like it.
Probably a contributing factor. They figured the name would bring loyalty, but didn't acknowledge that past loyalty would only open the door and not keep an audience forever.
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That's a nice pic of Archer. Interesting lighting.
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:34 AM
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Inside a Borg cube?
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Inside a Borg cube?
Not green enough. Makes me think of a battle situation, or maybe the mirror universe.
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Not green enough. Makes me think of a battle situation, or maybe the mirror universe.
Me too. Did Archer ever get inside a Borg cube? I thought they found a dead drone, but I don't remember them actually meeting. My memory may be rusty though.
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I agree the third season was quite unappealing but that was maybe caused by a lack of creativity put into it as well as the general boredom of the plot.
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:22 PM
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Much of what was done in the third season was creative. The problem was dragging the story out for an entire season. The Xindi story would have been very interesting if it had been shorter. Making it last a whole season required the majority of episodes to be time-filler. No amount of creativity can save such a situation. In fact, in my opinion, the entire run of the show had lots of creativity, but channelled in the wrong directions.
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Klingon. Welcome to Fan Forum and to the Star Trek board.

Ouy - agree that the Xindi storyline could have been interesting if it was greatly condensed instead of the focus for the whole season. People got bored with it, and the show lost viewers.
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Well gentlebeings, I have good news. I am going to start watching ENT.I have special ordered the series' final season on DvD. I should get it in a week's time and will start soon after. I tried once before to watch ENT on DvD but did not finish it. So I am trying again.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:00 PM
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I managed to watch the final season with only skipping three or four episodes. Although I should have skipped a few more. Such as the idiotic episode explaining why Klingons in TOS looked different than later Klingons. Even though three Klingons from TOS showed up in DS9 with updated make-up. And their choice of Romulan uniforms? Some of the episodes are all right though.
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