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Enterprise in Drydock Again

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James Lileks on the cancellation of the latest Star Trek offering, “Enterprise:” 

Forty-one years after they filmed the pilot, “Star Trek” went off the air for good this spring. Five series. Hundreds of episodes. Ten movies. Pulpy novels, video games, fan fiction that had Spock falling madly in love with Kirk. Model kits, barware, conventions packed with eager geeks. Done. Over. I have a friend who has the insignia of the Klingon Empire tattooed on his substantial bicep. How will these people deal with the end of sci-fi’s most successful franchise?

Reruns, of course. But they’ve already adjusted. True fans already know the last shot of the last episode: The ship slowly sails into the inky beyond, engines thrumming, ending the show as it began: by violating the laws of science. Spacecraft don’t make noise in a vacuum.

It’s Lileks so you know it’s good.

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Written by martinipundit

May 16, 2005 at 11:16 am

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