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MCs Brother

MCs Brother

2/28/2005 6:47:33 AM
[b] Now, before you post, read the whole thing. It's late, I have a cold, and i'm not in the mood for "OMFG, j00 st00pid tr3kk13, U suxx, U h4v3 n0 lif3! ". [/b] In 2001, Star Trek: [i] Enterprise [/i], the most recent installment in the franchise, was launched. From the start, fans were skeptical of a pre-Kirk series. But it gained a very strong following and continued for 3 seasons. But that strong fanbase was needed at the end of the 3rd season. Enterprise was looking at a cancellation. And it wouldn't have been that bad, if not for one thing: [b] If Enterprise was cancelled, the future of all Star Trek would have been very much in doubt. [/b] But we raised money, and sent letters, and made our point clear; Enterprise was not meant to just be tossed aside like some garbage reality TV show. And we won. We won Enterprise another season. The whole thing was not unlike the movement to save the original Trek from cancellation back in the late 60's. But now, some high-up Executives at UPN have decided to cancel it as soon as the 4th season is over. (Some of you may have already seen my "outspoken" opinion of that in the other thread). And the Enterprise fanbase has once again been called into action. We need to save Enterprise! The world needs Trek! Please, just click the link in my sig, or visit startrek.com, or do something. [u] To the haters/flamers [/u] I already see these replies coming; "You suck", "Star Trek sucks", "Get a life", "Go -blam!- yourself". And it is to you that I direct this part of my thread to. Back in the 60's, trying to talk about current political and social problems in a TV show was unheard of. No show dared tread along the lines of racism or the Cold War. And then came Gene Roddenberry. He had a vision. A vision of a better future where all races and colors and nations cooperated. He disguised his "rants" or "lessons" in his episodes. For instance, in [url=http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/TOS/episode/68800.htm l] Let that be your last battlefield[/url], he talked about racism without going right out and saying "Racism is horrible." He taught us lessons without us even knowing it. And all the Trek series to follow the original have followed that tradition of teaching morals without preaching them. But, i'm probably ranting. My point is this; Star Trek is more than just another sci-fi show. It's a hope. A hope for a better future. And we need Trek. It's become a part of our culture. So please. Support it in some way. Thanks. -MCB- [Edited on 2/27/2005 10:53:12 PM]

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