For many Star Trek: Enterprise fans, the show ended way too soon, and a group of fans, led by Doug Drexler, are hoping to bring a fifth season to Netflix.
“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,” said Drexler. “Nearly all of us agree that the fourth and prematurely final season of Enterprise demonstrated that this show was a late bloomer.”
Drexler explained that it is now possible to create original programming without going through broadcast or cable television. “A new day has dawned for the way television is produced,” he said. “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 three million dollars on Kickstarter to make a movie from a show that the network thought no one watched.”
Drexler would like the see a fifth season whose story line features the Romulan War. To do so, fans need to watch Enterprise on Netflix to raise the numbers and get Netflix‘s attention, and to share a FB page, located here.