Doug Drexler begins campaign to get 5th season of ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ made for Netflix
Not so long ago in an interview Brannon Braga ,former Executive producer and co – creator of Star Trek: Enterprise, which got unceremoniously cancelled in 2006 suggested that a fifth season of the show could be made exclusively for Netflix.
Well it seems a group of fans has taken his quote to heart and much like in the Star Trek of long past they have clubbed together in order to try and make a fifth season of Enterprise happen.
This group of fans is led by none other than Doug Drexler, who designed the Enterprise NX – 01 for the show and has been both a long standing fan and support of Star Trek to the point on actually having worked on all four of the modern series from Next Generation through to Star Trek: Enterprise.
Drexler posted the following statement asking for support on a new facebook page set up to rally the fans to action:
Funny… I was a part of the Save Star Trek campaigns in the 60′s, so I’m having flashbacks! It’s a hopeful and positive endeavor, I think high hopes are what makes life worth living, right? Star Trek was always about high hopes. Look! It’s a proven fact, Star Trek fans get things done! They got the movies made, named the first space shuttle Enterprise, and gave Gene Roddenberry the clout he needed to make TNG.
The voyages of the NX-01, with Captain Archer, Trip, T’Pol, and the rest of the crew ended just as the show was finally beginning to get it’s legs. Nearly all of us agree that the fourth and prematurely final season of Enterprise demonstrated that this show was a late bloomer.
A new day has dawned for the way television is produced. No longer do three networks decide what you get to watch. It started with cable. A place where the audience pays for the shows they love by subscribing. Now the next huge step has taken place. The ability to stream the shows you want, when you want them, from the Internet. Today, Netflix, Hulu, Kickstarter, and Amazon are challenging the way television is funded, and the way it is decided what gets made.
Interesting things have happened in the last year. Netflix began producing original programming, bringing back popular shows that the stodgy old programming model had done away with. “Arrested Development” is back in production. “House of Cards” with Kevin Spacey is doing well. The producer of “Veronica Mars” raised 3 million dollars on Kickstarter to make a movie from a show that the network thought no one watched.
Can we get that fifth season of Enterprise which chronicles the Romulan War? See our crew back with a dazzling refit NX-01? Folk’s, It ain’t impossible. Throughout Star Trek’s history, it’s fans have moved mountains. We can do this, it’s it not that difficult. Watch Enterprise on Netflix. Even if you just run an episode while working around the house, that will build numbers, and attract attention. If you don’t have Netflix, write them. They pay attention. One thing we know for certain, the apparatus that brings us the shows we love will follow the money.
JJ Abrahm’s is making Trek movies. If we’re lucky (and you enjoy his take on Gene Roddenberry’s masterpiece) we get one every 2-3 years. We’ve learned something from this Star Trek drought… we miss that golden age of Star Trek, with it’s intimate storylines. So gang, spread the word, share the FB page, and most of all, run Enterprise on Netflix. It ain’t over til it’s over, and we’re owed three more season of Enterprise. We can’t be afraid of the wind.
You can learn much more and follow the groups progress and show your support at: www.facebook.com/StarTrekEnterpriseSeason5NetflixCampaign
So don’t delay. If you enjoyed Enterprise and would like to see it fly again. Engage your warp drive and act now.
Written By: Ian Cullen
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