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Tronkies can mourn for Trek too, no?

News from tv_elf and miajesbar:
Enterprise cancelled after four seasons

Slashdot discussion thread from last month

Just when it was getting good.

ETA, 10:55 CST: Oh, and istari_ala told me this afternoon that it's Imbolc already, so happy Imbolc to everyone who observes it. This year is speeding by waaaaaaay too quickly. You'd think Saruman landing on the wheel would at least increase the inertia a little.



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Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
between the cancellations of wonderfalls (after ONLY 4 episodes! wah!) and dead like me and now enterprise, i'm becoming more and more disenfranchised with network television of a non-crime-solving (l&o, nsci, csi, numb3rs, crossing jordan, jag, etc) nature.

i mean, really, the only other shows i watch on a semi-regular basis are jack & bobby (which is completely annoying me with their big hs drama of late) and alias (which always annoys me because they have the big bad spy cry EVERY single episode) and the dead zone.
Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
Disenfranchisement is the order of the day
Today it seems there isn't enough caffeine in the world. *sigh*

Funny how the cancellation of a show - even one that only nominally stands for a certain ideal of the future - can bring it all home. Loads of RL trask that my friends are going through, a crapload of stress at work (office and lab), and the list goes on.

Didn't Jack and Bobby also get cancelled? Or was there a successful last-ditch effort?

Big bad spy cry?
I've seen only 3 episodes: this season's premiere and the two episodes immediately following. Could't get into it.

Feb. 3rd, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)
Re: Disenfranchisement is the order of the day
i thought jack & bobby had been renewed for another season. i could be wrong.

Big bad spy cry?
yeah, most episodes has jennifer gardner sobbing it it.

i think the secret to alias is watching it from the beginning, there's SO much backstory to it (why syd hates sloane, why jack killed irenja, the references to sd6-like black ops) and the writers like to keep weaving old threads back to the storyline only making it completely twist what you already know that the full effect is harder to get otherwise.
Feb. 28th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
Re: Disenfranchisement is the order of the day
Yup, which is why I used this site: http://twoevilmonks.org/alias/season1/aliaseps1.htm to get caught up before I watched the end of the third season. And wow.

I thought I gave that link to Bana already. Only took every spare second of my day for three days straight to catch myself up on Alias on that site. ;) Now I'm renting the actual eps from Blockbuster. But yeah the past few eps have really been tied into a lot of Syd's past and S1 and 2.

I don't recall Syd crying that much, though I could be wrong. I mean, with what she goes through? I'm surprised she doesn't have a complete mental breakdown.
Feb. 3rd, 2005 05:11 am (UTC)
I pretty much lost interest in Enterprise after the end of the second season.
Feb. 3rd, 2005 05:22 am (UTC)
Enterprise seasons
Season One - started off promising, a few clinkers in the middle, went God-awful around a dozen episodes in

Season Two - even worse after a promising cliffhanger and only slightly anticlimactic season opener; very disappointing

Season Three - ranged from mildly intriguing to surprisingly good and engrossing; I only saw the last four episodes of the season in their entirety

Season Four - good opener, consistently well-done and interesting

It just goes to show: members of the viewing public (both the general audience and SciFi fnas) have grown intolerant of mediocrity, more so than before. If ever there was forgiveness for a bad season, it no longer exists.

Feb. 3rd, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Enterprise seasons
If ever there was forgiveness for a bad season, it no longer exists.

I'm going to commit blasphemy here, but why should there be forgiveness for a bad season when so many wonderful shows are cancelled after one season, or half a season, simply because they didn't have the magic cash cow words "Star Trek" appended to their names? All of the Trek franchises struggled to get off the ground and hit their stride, while shows like Alien Nation, Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Brimstone, Max Headroom et al were yanked in a year despite critical acclaim and fan devotion.
Feb. 3rd, 2005 11:23 pm (UTC)
I'd like to say this caught me by surprise, but once they moved it to friday I knew it was dead. The time slot they put it in was already claimed.

It was already claimed by sci-fi fans by the sci-fi channel. This leaves only sci-fi fans that don't get that channel.

It's claimed by a good majority of the female viewship by Joan of Arcadia (which appears to have both critical and fan acclaim as well as very good raitings).

This only leaves men who like manly shows, sci-fi, but don't have the sci-fi channel. This season has not been built to appease this type of fan, this season has been very heavy imo on character development and advancing the characters as the important part and not the overarching plotlines. That does not vibe with the only part of the demographic left.

Enterprise was moved to friday to get bad ratings giving UPN no reason not to kill it off.

Shifting time slots is generally the first sign that something is going terribly wrong in tv world as timeslots are only shifted for three reasons. You have a huge following but somethign else on your station has a terrible following and they want to move you to a lead-in. You have a terrible following and they are trying to save your show. You have a moderate rating but cost to much so they shuffle your time slot till even devoted fans can't find the new episodes and your show is canceled due to poor ratings (that were generating by the time slot shuffle).

The only thing that surprises me is that it was axed at 98 episodes. As far as I had been aware 100 episodes was the number of episodes needed to secure syndication rights by a channel. Basically pushing it to 100 would allow them to sell the episodes to other channels to air. If it really does stop at 98 they may not be able to do that and enterprise may be truely dead.

Feb. 4th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
"This year is speeding by waaaaaaay too quickly. You'd think Saruman landing on the wheel would at least increase the inertia a little."


Fishie, sweetie, it's been a while since I took physics, but I'm pretty sure that "inertia" is that whole "an object in motion tends to remain in motion and an object at rest tends to remain at rest" thing. It's resistance to change, rather than resistance to movement.

So if the year is speeding by, any increase in inertia (is that even possible?) would only increase its likelihood of keeping to its current state of whooshing past.

Something like that, anyway.
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