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STAR TREK Direct-To-DVD for the 40th Anniversary?

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25th February 2006 10:27  #1

Captain Pike Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 9
STAR TREK Direct-To-DVD for the 40th Anniversary?
Star Trek remains important to millions of fans out there and most are still disappointed with the cancellation of the latest series: Enterprise almost one year ago now. Studio executives need to realise the potential of a new production being released on DVD for people to buy. Other studios such as Universal and FOX have used the DVD market to breath new life into struggling franchises with devoted fans. An overwhelming success story could await Paramount Home Entertainment, especially with nothing new planned for Star Trek during this coming anniversary year. Enterprise’s premise as the beginning of Star Trek is ironically very fitting right now.

Over the past few months, according to trade paper – Variety, Paramount have put together a new department devoted to producing 6 – 8 Direct to DVD productions.

With this in mind, a new petition has recently been set up. I hope that everyone who is planning to buy Star Trek Enterprise on DVD or has already done so and would like the series to continue will spare a second to stop by and sign. We need to reflect the demand for the series in order to be successful.

So far, the response has mostly been positive and I think eventually more and more people will realise that this latest incarnation of Star Trek was treated unjustly. To date, we have collected over two thousand signatures through word of mouth alone. Hopefully we can raise awareness throughout the whole fan community towards this worthy attempt to bring back Star Trek.

It is my intention to present a copy of the petition together with a list of all those who signed it, to Paramount to coincide with the first anniversary of Enterprise’s last episodes leaving US TV screens. Any signatures submitted after May 1st will miss the deadline for inclusion on the printout but will still be viewable online. The petition will remain online for as long as people want to sign.

With the 40th Anniversary happening later this year something new and exciting on DVD would get the media talking about Star Trek again. Paramount Home Entertainment are to just release compilations of old material this year, when I’d imagine every fan would prefer to see something brand new. The adventures of Archer and the prequel crew deserve a better send off. The production of a one-off adventure for the lucrative DVD market would go along way towards that. If successful, this would then provide a springboard for other possible future Trek productions that fans would like to see.

Go here to add your voice to ever growing number of fans who want a new adventure for the 40th Anniversary:

http://www.petitiononline.com/STENTDVD/petition...

Christopher Roberts
Petition Organizer and lifelong Trekker

SOURCE: Trekunited

Variety

Tribute to Star Trek Enterprise Music Video

25th February 2006 18:49  #2

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Sorry to say, but I always Enterprise was the weakest of the shows.

26th February 2006 18:27  #3

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Enterprise was a bad joke. There was only a single episode of the entire show that I would call "Star Trek" and that was the first part of the mirror universe episode, which in itself was a tired and over used concept.

Star Trek needs to be totally revitilized as a whole, which won't happen until Paramount management changes.

27th February 2006 0:54  #4

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Am I the only person in the world who actually enjoyed "Enterprise"?

27th February 2006 1:57  #5

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
LOL  I think you just might be!

9th March 2006 19:54  #6

Edwise Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 184
No, Cheddar.  I enjoyed most of Season 4 -- which was, in fact, the only season I got to see almost all of, as my local cable system FINALLY picked up UPN the month before the premiere.  I did miss one episode of the Andorian arc, as the UPN station either went down that Friday or Adelphia (my cable provider) lost the signal.

I do agree with the common consensus that the actual series finale "These Are the Voyages..." was quite inferior to the two-parter guest starring Peter Weller that immediately preceded it.

13th March 2006 12:34  #7

doa1984 Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 11
I enjoyed enterprise also.
The problem is paramount are milking the star trek name as much as possible.
They charge excessive amounts for the tv box sets.
And the films have already had 2 releses each on dvd.
Its a silly thing to do, if they lowered the price it may get other people trying the series.

Paramount realy need to have a good think about there dvd releases in future.

14th March 2006 2:34  #8

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
The 2 disc SEs of the films are well priced, but the seasons are more than $100 a pop. I can get a bunch of VHS tapes and record every episode of every series off of the good old Space channel up here in Canada.

14th March 2006 13:18  #9

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
They really should of made a movie franchise out of Deep Space Nine, it was a brillient show, and totally kicked arse from Season 3 onwards.

TNG was good, apart from the dodgy season 1 and 2, when Roddenberry handed the torch over to Berman, Braga and Behr the how show finally kicked in, but Deep Space Nine took the whole Star Trek universe to a whole new level, and everything was dark, uncomfortable, a bit like a futuristic 24.

21st March 2006 22:51  #10

beckmen Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 355 Send a message via AIM to beckmen
I liked Enterprise. The only Trek I didn't like was Voyager.

7th April 2006 22:52  #11

Captain Pike Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 9
I'd just like to take a moment to thank everyone who's signed so far. There have been more than 5000 signatures from over 80 countries so far. That's well over a 100 pages of names to be printed out and delivered to CBS & Paramount. That's a doorstop of a package, that will certainly draw some attention.

If you haven't signed so far, please do and spread the word around, as your help is greatly appreicated. Yes, it is perhaps a little late for them to do something for the 40th Anniversary but the way I see it a show of support doesn't hurt.

New Frontier: Direct-to-DVD and Video

Could 'Enterprise' Go Direct To DVD?

12th April 2006 21:55  #12

Captain Pike Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 9

17th April 2006 15:01  #13

bradavon Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,945
Personally I'm more interested in the next movie, if there is going to be one?

It is scary that now new TV shows or films are being commissioned? AFAIK.

I liked Enterprise but IMO the show never fully recovered after TNG. Both Voyager and DS9 had some very strong episodes but as an overall show they weren't a patch on TNG.

The characters and stories were just so better written back in those days.

The original crew films are vastly better than all TNG films. I enjoyed all TNG films and even thought Nemesis was one of the strongest (I've never worked out why it's hated so much), it has much more of an epic feel than First Contact. With Generations and Insurrection really being TV movies.

Nothing comes close to The Wrath of Khan or The Undiscovered Country. With only The Final Frontier being a bit of a turd. As a Sci-fi and not Star Trek film The Motion Picture is great.

18th April 2006 3:10  #14

Trap Door Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 250
The next movie is dead in space at the moment. There's a script and it's about the Earth - Romulan war, but right now Paramount people aren't interested in doing trek.

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