06/02/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin
After four seasons, the last Star Trek series still standing has reached the end of its mission. Boo hoo.
UPN and Paramount Network Television have jointly announced that this will be the final season of Star Trek: Enterprise on UPN. Production will continue until the end of this season though, which will finish shooting in March 2005. The series finale will air on Friday, May 13th, 2005.
"Star Trek has been an important part of UPN's history, and Enterprise has carried on the tradition of its predecessors with great distinction," Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment at UPN told the 'Nest. "We'd like to thank Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and an incredibly talented cast for creating an engaging, new dimension to the Star Trek universe on UPN, and we look forward to working with them, and our partners at Paramount Network Television, on a send-off that salutes its contributions to The Network and satisfies its loyal viewers."
David Stapf, President of Paramount Network Television, added, "The creators, stars and crew of Star Trek: Enterprise ambitiously and proudly upheld the fine traditions of the Star Trek franchise. We are grateful for their contributions to the legacy of Trek and commend them on completing nearly 100 exciting, dramatic and visually stunning episodes. All of us at Paramount warmly bid goodbye to Enterprise, and we all look forward to a new chapter of this enduring franchise in the future."
A prequel to the original "Star Trek" series, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE premiered on UPN on September 26th, 2001, and aired for its first three seasons on Wednesdays (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT). Through its four-year run, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE clocked up a total of 98 episodes (which earned four Emmy Awards).
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