Enterprise’s Mirror Universe episodes marked sad end to Star Trek prequel

Star Trek: Enterprise The Mirror Universe episodes of season 4 ended up being the sad ending to the prequel series. Company Season 4 found new creative energy thanks to showrunner Manny Coto, who weaved in more elements of Star Trek: the original series. Coto was able to satisfy his love for the Mirror Universe with the Company two parts, “In a Mirror, Darkly”, where Scott Bakula and the Company The cast played evil alternate reality versions of the NX-01 Enterprise team. Unfortunately, Bad news arrived during the production of CompanyThe Mirror Universe saga.

He Star Trek The oral history “The Fifty Year Mission: The Next 25 Years” by Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross notes that “It was during the filming of “In a Mirror, Darkly”… that the [Star Trek: Enterprise] The cast and crew learned that the fourth season would be the show’s last. While this was not surprising, it was a tremendous disappointment for everyone involved who could feel the show gaining ground late in the season.” However, CompanyThe cancellation did not surprise Scott Bakula.. Read his response when UPN pulled the plug Company below:

Everyone says, “seven years, seven years, seven years,” and I say, “Not so fast, because the world has changed and the situation we find ourselves in with UPN is different than if we were unionized.” . And then everything else exploded around us and a lot of changes happened on the network. I said, “You can’t plan for seven years,” and that also meant the stories. There had to be a sense of urgency and let’s not wander around and do as many episodes as we can in seven years and everyone leaves. That was my rhythm behind everything, let’s try to really focus on the right now with every episode and every day on set.

Why Star Trek: Enterprise Was Canceled After 4 Seasons

Enterprise was the only Star Trek show of the Rick Berman era that didn’t make it to 7 seasons.

Some factors contributed to Star Trek: Enterprise being canceled by United Paramount Network after only 4 seasons. Company suffered from low ratings throughout its career, and its numbers were far from the peak of Star Trek: The Next GenerationSyndication Ratings. They were also lower than Journey to the stars: Voyagerprevious from UPN Star Trek Iconic series that had its own rating problems. Furthermore, a change of regime in the UPN meant Company lost its champions in the network it supported Star Trek. The new UPN defendants did not like or understand Company and saw it as an outlier in his plans to change the network’s programming.

Star Trek: The Next GenerationJonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis guest starred on Star Trek: EnterpriseThe series finale, a well-intentioned “love letter” to fans that backfired as audiences hated CompanyThe end of the series.

Company also suffered franchise fatigue after almost 20 years of constant Star Trek on television and in cinema. When Star Trek: Enterprise premiered, the cast was told, and the series was expected to have 7 seasons, like the others produced by Rick Berman. Star Trek series. Company The movies were even an idea that came up after the prequel’s proposed 7-year run ended. Star Trek: Nemesis‘ theatrical failure in 2002, and CompanyThe 2005 cancellation put an end to any film potential. But maybe there is an alternate universe where Star Trek: Enterprise It ran for 7 seasons.

Star Trek: Enterprise is available to stream on Paramount+.

Source: “The Fifty Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to JJ Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek” by Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross

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