'Enterprise' Sets To Remain Intact For NowBy Michelle
March 9, 2005 - 9:15 PM
Though the last day of principal shooting on Star Trek: Enterprise concluded yesterday, the fan campaign to save the series is reporting that the sets will not be torn down immediately.
TrekUnited, which has rallied fans to raise over $30 million to keep Enterprise on the air including a $3 million pledge from aerospace professionals, reports that the sets are now on "hold and fold" status, meaning that they will not be destroyed. An unofficial source told the Trek Nation that while the soundstages upon which Enterprise films will be used to film movies during the spring, Paramount will keep the sets intact while considering the future of the franchise.
TrekUnited added on its web site that all of the show's actors and key members of the creative team remain under contract to Paramount at present.
Although UPN spokespersons and the current Star Trek producers have insisted in interviews that Enterprise's cancellation is irrevocable, a Spike TV representative has said that that Viacom-owned cable network would be interested in airing a fifth season of the series if Paramount were to make the show available (story). No official information has been released from Paramount indicating that there are any plans to shop the series to venues other than UPN or to consider additional episodes of the series.
More information is available at TrekUnited.