Saturday, April 23, 2005
This is going to be somewhat of a change of pace for me, but I am going to rant about a television network. They've done nothing to morally or spiritually offend me, they're just doing something bone headed and it's aggravating. The network is UPN. I have not mentioned this before but I'm a big Star Trek Fan. UPN has decided to cancel Star Trek:Enterprise after only 4 seasons. I believe this move to be a big mistake. First there is massive fan support. There are fan organizations who raised over 3 million dollars and were willing to just give it to UPN if they'd just make a 5th season of Enterprise. Still they said no. This should speak volumes to the sponsors of UPN and Enterprise. If there are enough people watching Enterprise to rally this much support then this is defiantly the wrong show to cancel. People are seeing their commercials who will in a few weeks stop seeing their commercials. Why? Because Enterprise is the only show on UPN that they care about. It fits a somewhat different demographic then their usual programming so I for one only watch UPN for Enterprise. Once it's gone I doubt I'll be turning the channel there. Honestly I'm not going to bother turning off the satellite dish to see what's on UPN if I know it's not going to be Enterprise. They're about to see their viewer base decline rapidly. And the biggest injustice of them all? They're going to cancel a great show like Enterprise but they're going to air some stupid reality show staring Brittany Spears!!!!! What a bunch of garbage!! Someone at UPN has fallen asleep at the wheel. The least they could do is sell the rights to the SciFi Channel or Spike TV and let them continue the show to a 7th season.