is dead. May it burn.
I had some hope for Enterprise
when it first launched, not despite but because
its setup was such a perfect roman à clef
in 2001. But I was disappointed time
In two or five or ten years, Star Trek
might be a viable franchise for new material again; in the current incarnation, it hasn't been much of one since 2003.
2005-2006 will be the first year of my life I'm capable of remembering without a Trek
series in production. That's probably for the best, considering the drastically diminishing returns following the half-hearted glory that was the Dominion War arc of DS9. Even then, everything about that period of the show that was clever, imaginative, inspirational or even profound, I later came to realize was much more wholeheartedly embodied in Babylon 5
. Low-budget CGI might be distracting, yes, but writing with some depth can overcome technical limitations. It certainly has before.