View Full Version : Star Trek campaign 'raises $3m'

tlr online
02-03-05, 19:56
A campaign to save Star Trek spin-off show Enterprise says it has received a $3m (1.6m) donation from anonymous figures in the space flight industry. TrekUnited, which is trying to raise money to make another series of Enterprise, says it has a "legally binding pledge" from three donors.

TrekUnited said the donors were "some of the main entrepreneurs in the commercial space flight industry". They did not want to be named but said they had been inspired by Star Trek.

In a statement on the campaign's website, the three donors said Star Trek had inspired at least half of their colleagues to work in the space industry. A month ago, TV channel UPN announced that it was cancelling the show after four series.

Enterprise stars former Quantum Leap actor Scott Bakula as Captain Archer and is set before the original 1960s Star Trek series. The donors said: "Enterprise needs to be renewed for the sake of fan loyalty, for being quality TV, for bringing imagination and hope for a better future to our homes. "But over all that for inspiring us so strongly that we have fought all our adult lives to bring that future closer to our children and to us."


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02-03-05, 20:46
I haven't even seen the third and fourth series. Yet another thing screwed up by TV scheduling. Anyway, this is a little reminiscent of the original ST series being cancelled after series two, and a fan campaign brought it back for the third series.

tlr online
02-03-05, 21:16
It's encouraging to think that sometimes (just once in a while) a fan-base has the power to positively influence a decision made higher up.

02-03-05, 21:43
Yeah. Just wish it would have worked when Farscape was cancelled. What surprised me more is that a series that's part of the Star Trek franchise could be cancelled after only four series and that it apparently gets so few viewers. Maybe it's because the theme tune is a Rod Stewart song. :D

tlr online
02-03-05, 21:46
Net. Do you remember a series called V? That series was just awesome! I have them on DVD now.

02-03-05, 22:13
Do I remember? Of course I do! V was just great. What was the woman's name?... Diana? Um, maybe I'm wrong. God haven't seen that since I was like 10 or something! And yeah, I remember you have them on DVD. How does it hold up looking at it today? Oh, and of course Robert Englund was in V, um, I think it was pre Freddy Cruger too.

tlr online
02-03-05, 23:05
Oh yeah! The series looks great on DVD. Jane Badler played Diana. Fay Grant (Juliette Parrish) was my favourite. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

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tlr online
02-03-05, 23:07
Oh. NBC has now cancelled V: The Second Generation. Badler and Grant and Singer were aboard, and Kenneth was attached at scribe also. But NBC panned the funding.

02-03-05, 23:26
LOL, well Diana (hey, my memory worked for once :D ) was my favourite. I've just checked up, it first aired 1983, so I was 12 not ten. God, it's great looking at some of those pictures and remembering it. It was just so amazing at the time. Also found THIS (http://thevisitors.info/) site.

03-03-05, 12:32
The fans couldnt save Firefly...and that show had a lot after only half a season.

03-03-05, 17:32
Enterprise is one of if not the best of all the Star Trek shows IMO (judging from the past two seasons anyway). The show has great actors, storylines (the season long Zindi Weapon plot from last year was great) and some of the most amazing special effects seen on television nowadays.

I hope the efforts of TrekUnited can save the show or at least help to fund some sort of future Enterprise mini-series or movie. I'm definitely going to miss this show if the cancellation is final.

[ 03. March 2005, 17:37: Message edited by: yesrushdt ]

tlr online
04-03-05, 01:57
I never saw Enterprise because I don't have cable here. (Sky) But we do get The Next Generation and Voyager. The latter is my favourite.

04-03-05, 16:37
tlr, Enterprise was on Channel4. The first two seasons at least.