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Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Subject:What does this mean for Star Trek?
Posted by:virus_x.
Time:8:45 am.
True enough that I've said time and again that Star Trek needs a drastic face-life, or die, but now, the entire landscape has changed.


The CW.

Star Trek has long since been the centerpiece of the UPN Network, and was a former component of NBC. Now, Both UPN and the WB are being dissolved, and they're being replaced by a venture launched by a teamup of CBS and Warner Bros. TV. This is the CW. I've heard more than one speculate that Star Trek would do better on the CBS network, due to alleged superiority of programming to UPN. Well, now, it looks very well that this is what could happen.

What will this really mean for Star Trek, though? I do believe CBS briefly considered revamping Enterprise, but changed their minds. Are they still interested in a Star Trek, at all? If so, what effect will they really have on the franchise?

The Associated Press/NEW YORK
AP Business Writer

UPN, WB to shut down; New network formed

JAN. 24 2:35 P.M. ET Two small, struggling television networks, UPN and WB, will shut down this fall, and their parent companies plan to form a new network called The CW using programming and other assets from each of them.

The announcement was made Tuesday by executives from CBS Corp., which owns UPN, and Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc., which owns most of WB.

Both UPN and WB had struggled to compete against larger rivals in the broadcast TV business, including Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, News Corp.'s Fox, General Electric Co.'s NBC and CBS Corp.'s CBS.

The new network will launch in the fall, the executives said, when both UPN and WB will shut down. It will be a 50-50 partnership between Warner Bros. and CBS, and the network will be carried on stations owned by the Tribune Co., a minority owner of WB.
Altogether, the 16 Tribune stations and the 12 UPN stations owned by CBS will give the new network coverage in almost half of the country, the executives said. The executives said they hoped to sign up new affiliates in the rest of the country by the time The CW launches.

Among the Tribune's TV stations that will join the new network are its flagship WGN in Chicago as well as WPIX in New York, and KTLA in Los Angeles. The Tribune Co. will relinquish its 22.5 percent stake in WB and will receive a 10-year affiliation agreement with the new network.

Leslie Moonves, chief executive of CBS Corp., said the new network will air 30 hours of programming seven days a week aimed in part at young audiences.

The plan includes two hours of programs in prime time each night Monday through Friday and three hours on Sunday evening. It will also offer programming on weekday and Sunday afternoons, and five hours of children's programs on Saturday morning.

Barry Meyer, the head of Warner Bros., said the network would be run by the current executives of UPN and WB.

The CW will be run by Dawn Ostroff, who will be in charge of programming, and John Maatta will oversee the business side as chief operating officer. Maatta had been COO of WB, and Ostroff was president of UPN.

The new network gets its name from the first letters of its parent's names -- C for CBS and W for Warner Bros.

CBS shares rose 86 cents, or 3.3 percent, to $26.68 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange, while Time Warner shares rose 15 cents to $17.24.

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Saturday, May 14th, 2005

Subject:And now, the winner of the worst series finale is...
Posted by:virus_x.
Time:7:04 am.


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Monday, April 25th, 2005

Posted by:virus_x.
Time:6:11 pm.
Looking back at my Enterprise collection on my hard drive, I happened upon what I think has to be my favorite episode: "Regeneration". Action, fighting, suspense, etc.

I love it.
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Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Posted by:virus_x.
Time:10:01 pm.
Who thinks that in the episode "Zero Hour", that Captain Archer had completely the wrong attitude with Daniels, when he was being informed about the formation of the United Federation of Planets, and his place in the formation of that government?
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Saturday, March 5th, 2005

Subject:So now we know...
Posted by:virus_x.
Time:11:58 am.
Mood: curious.
So now we know the story behind the Klingons. However, now that just leads to more questions, and I'd really like it if Enterprise had the time to answer those questions. One of the biggest is 'why were the so-called true Klingons virtually unknown, and the altered Klingons thought to be the norm for so long'?
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Subject:New to the Group
Posted by:blkchrrybard.
Time:10:14 pm.
Just posting to say hello. I am a fan of Enterprise, and I didn't get to watch it from season two/three regularly so there's a lot I missed...now I come back in Season four and it's kicking ass, only to find it's been cancelled. Man, that bums me out.
The stories this season are awesome!
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Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

Subject:Well, looks like I won't have to worry too much about quality, anymore.
Posted by:virus_x.
Time:5:45 pm.
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Subject:I'm really liking Enterprise
Posted by:virus_x.
Time:5:26 pm.
In the beginning, "Enterprise" wasn't doing a whole lot for me, especially with what was seen as continuity violations, until I began to realize that there is a difference between the United Federation of Planets Starfleet (which doesn't exist, yet, in this series) and the New United Nations Starfleet; many still haven't seen the difference.

The real turning point for me was the different writing style: the season-long story arc. With "the Expanse", this series became a whole, new animal. Then, they kept it up with the Vulcan trilogy, the Augments trilogy, and promise more. I think one of the greater, though now worrisome, additions is the MACO unit stationed on board.

Now, I'm a military man. I joined the Army to fight, and knew full-well what I could be called upon to do, hence my becoming combat arms. While I believe the US to be primarily a peaceful nation, not all nations share such beliefs. Star Trek should do more of the same recognition, and, with the discovery of the Dominion and the Borg Collective, are beginning to. The MACOs were a great touch; ultra-capable, ultra-professional, ultra-commandos. I just hope they don't degenerate into the redshirts, and it looks as though that's precisely what is going to happen. The security forces of Star Trek have always been laughable keystone cops, and it's quite annoying, if not angering. Fortunately, the Starfleet infantry is not suffering from the same stupidity disease that the security forces do ("Siege of AR-558"). The MACOs were excellent, and when they were around, you knew a fight was going to be great and pretty one-sided against the enemy, as it should've been. When the Andorians were participating in a terrorist attack against the Tellarite ambassador, the MACOs wiped them up, after the first absolutely embarrassing episode of stupidity and unprofessionalism. Star Trek has always had this stupid policy of showing how bad opponents are, by having them wipe up the security forces, as though they were nothing, leaving them in the capable hands of a captain, a single security officer (guard), and maybe a helmsman and a doctor. They were more capable than their own security forces in stopping such things. Yes, they were main characters, but this is a very stupid formula, and I hope it stops, and stops NOW. I'm tired of it. Enterprise is building some good momentum and potential, but it is also beginning to slip like a bad transmission, every once in a while, in that aspect. There are other ways to depict how bad enemies are, folks. An exception to this can by the Augments, though, considering they withstood stun as though they weren't even hit. However, the MACOs should've been prepared for this; when I was in the Army Military Police, we trained in dynamic entries and repelling intruders in ways that would've stopped the Augments cold. One would think the MACOs would have, too.

At first, I was prepared to not watch Enterprise, but I need my Star Trek fix, too badly. Then, when it started actually getting good, I got hooked, again.

Here's to no slips in quality.
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Saturday, April 24th, 2004

Subject:Hello - New Member
Posted by:andyisdigital.
Time:1:53 pm.
I just wanted to say hi. It doesn't look like this community isn't too active - but that sorta fits my style seeing as I go longgg times without updating my journal. :-) I was happy to see another Gator in the house! Go gators!

I got hooked on TNG when I was younger. Enterprise has become my second fav ST show, followed by Voyager, and then lastly, Deep Space Nine. This will sound like a contradiction - I'm a big fan of Enterprise, yet always forget to watch it! Which is kinda sad .. because I just bought a 51 in high def. television back in February. Must ... remember .. to .. watch .. show. But, I have seen all the episodes. I end up downloading them off Kazaa like the next day after I realize I missed it. :-)

Drop me a line hello!

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Monday, February 2nd, 2004

Subject:shameless plug
Posted by:sio.
Time:5:19 pm.
Mood: full.
hope this is okay to do, mods....but i thought i'd advertise these where i could find interested parties :)

do_me_trip is run by me....(obviously) for raving Trip fans....you can post anything about Trip and/or Connor, including fanfic!

similitude is DMT's sister community--for Trip/T'Pol lovers.

hope to see some of you at either one :D
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

Posted by:therealbeanie.
Time:11:51 pm.
ok, huuuge fan of star trek in general, I've been watching since I was about 6 (about 10 years! - every series), of my own free will.
I adore sci fi of any sort.

16/f/UK (a/s/l)

Enterprise is the best series to date, no only is scott bakula in it but trip too!!

This third series is brilliant, I love it.
Does anyone know where I can get the jazzed up theme tune!?

not knowing what to put here, ummm, I've made some enterprise winamp 3 skins and a wallpaper all of which are feature on my website, enemie.net; (click to download of not go to enemie.net)

Click the link for wallpaper

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Thursday, August 14th, 2003

Posted by:seramercury.
Time:10:40 pm.
Small little preview. I don't consider it to have spoilers for season 3, but it makes me impatient for it! LOL!

Enterprise Preview.

It's a German site or something. Click on Last Ned to download.
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Friday, June 20th, 2003

Posted by:empress169.
Time:10:37 pm.
hi, all. i'm a big fan of enterprise. don't really have much to say, you can find my one fanfic (not all that good, kind of pointless) over at ff.n... my username there is firegoddess169 and on the trek bbs i am firegoddess (and a "tuckerite" i'm pleased to say).

anyway, so hello. :)
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Saturday, October 19th, 2002

Subject:Newbie :)
Posted by:aquaenumen.
Time:11:01 am.
Mood: amused.
::waves:: Hello, I'm new! I've been watching it from the beginning, and I must say, the show has gone from "growing on me" to me being totally obsessed with it! lol It was just today that I was doing interest searches and of course there would be a community!

The show has a slightly different feel than the original series, TNG and VOY, but I think that may just be me. Maybe it's because the bridge is so small. Heh, I get a thrill at watching the opening and pointing out exactly when it goes from reality to fiction - I love the fact that they put footage from First Contact in the beginning (anyone else notice that?)

And I'm certainly enjoying the character interactions and unique stations that are actually pretty practical, like communications. ::grins:: Can't wait to see what they dish out next.
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Thursday, October 10th, 2002

Posted by:themuffingirl.
Time:5:51 pm.
Mood: Silly.
(Trip) I don't beleive it.......I scratched the paint there last year with the inspection pod.
(Archer) I thought I told you to have that fixed
(Trip) I've been meaning to.....

(T'Pol) It is a matter/energy converter
(Trip) It could be a transporter......Ok a small one.

(Trip) On my world we have a saying "The customer is always right."

Ok question......Does money still exist in the Enterprise timeline?
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Subject:Dead Stop
Posted by:teenonfire4lord.
Time:3:56 am.
Mood: happy.
First of all, a nice play on words. It was both a full, or "Dead" stop for Enterprise, as well as a "Dead Stop", a place to go look at some "dead" people.

Porthos desperately needs more screen time. I hear he is a primary character in the next show, but he gets sick! GET WELL PORTHOS!

themuffingirl, you said that you were happy Mayweather was "dead" cause they haven't been using the character. Well, wouldn't this BE a primary example of them using his character? He was a primary part of this story, even if it was post-mortem.

This is one of the best episodes I have seen of this show yet. It had the amazing writing, the action, fixed the ship problem (showing continuity between episodes, something we haven't seen in anything other than cliffhangers since DS9), and a stellar ending. I kinda had the ending in mind when everything was exploding, but I wrote it off. I was stunned to see they actually did it. This episode also sneaked in ideas from the 24th century. This serves two purposes. The first is getting to see the crew react to technology (such as replicators) that we find commonplace by having seen TNG, DS9, and Voyager. The second is literally WRITING canon. One of the crewman could have missed something from the replicator SO MUCH, he invents it for Starfleet. Ya never know.

Oh, and muffingirl, on the computer issue. It does sound like Miss Dawson of Voyager fame, but she isn't listed in the guest cast as "Alien Computer". There could be a good reason for that though.

She was the show's director. Hmmmm...... :-p

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2002

Posted by:themuffingirl.
Time:8:08 pm.
Mood: excited.
I just got done watching Enterprise. Wow what a great episode! I loved the ending it was so X-Files like. I was so happy when I thought that Mayweather was dead! I was literally dancing. I do not like him he seems to be just an extra person. They never use him in any show. Oh well. I knew they would bring him back somehow cause it is to early to kill off permenant crew.

Gods I just love Trip but it seems like he is always getting into trouble. I always fall for the troublemakers.

Ok me and my bf were having a discussion.....I say the computer voic is that of Roxann Dawson aka B'Elanna Torres e says its not. Is it her? Cause it sure as hell sounds like it.

Great show.

Ok I am going to admit to something this is kinda embarrasing so don't poke fun at me please?
Wene I watch the beginning and the song is playing and they are showing the accomplishments of man I get kinda teary and proud. Just to look at how far we have come as a species. And how far we have left to go. Someday I hope we will have a united earth and we are going out there.........That is why I love Star Trek so much. It gives me something to beleive in. It gives me something to hope for. To raise my daughter to beleive in anything and I hope one day dhe will have a great future to look forward to................
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Saturday, October 5th, 2002

Subject:My favorite lines
Posted by:themuffingirl.
Time:6:54 pm.
Mood: crazy.
The Vulcan science director has declared time travel is.......unfair-T'Pol

I said your an ugly bastard-Archer to Suliban

Just hand me a shirt-Hoshi to Malcolm

Are you afraid that when they do an autopsy that they will find out you were drunk?Trip to Malcolm

There's a pregnancy involved-Archer You were not there to impregnate their females-Klingon Captain *Trip lifts up his shirt* This was my fav scene.

I have more but I cannot think of them right now.
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Friday, October 4th, 2002

Posted by:themuffingirl.
Time:3:26 pm.
Mood: impressed.
You're Charlie "Trip" Tucker. You stay down to earth no matter how far away from it you travel. You have a charm that always works to your advantage. When it comes to your friends, you're fiercely loyal almost to a fault. No matter what the situation, you've got the best lines out of anyone on Enterprise.

Take the Enterprise Quiz!

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Wow!!! I just love trip!!!!!
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Subject:Random Thoughts
Posted by:themuffingirl.
Time:3:14 pm.
Ok these arw my random thoughts/ questions about Enterprise.

Why is Capt. Archer leading away teams or placing himself in dangerous situations? Isn't the first officer suppopsed to do this?

I wish everyone would quit picking at ENT for not following the 'contiuity time line' every show has messed with the 'time line' of ST.

What purpose dose Mayweather serve?????? He does absolutly nothing. Nothing. We see him drive the ship. So why not replace him with someone who does something?

How come every vulcan wears loose functional garments except T'Pol?

What is wrong with the opening song? I think it fits the idea of Enterprise. I know some trekkers hate it cause it has words. So what? I like it.

I love the show so much. It is now my second favorite Star Trek show. DS9 is my all time fav show.

I like how Dr. Phlox actually cures people. Not like on TNG where Crusher had to go everywhere to find some cure or new tech.

I love how they eat 'real' food. Made by a real chef. Not Neelix's garbage or replicated stuff.

I love the concept of Hoshi interpreting everything. I never did like the universal translator much. I understand how it can traslate languages encountered before. But new languages? That is streching it a bit.

Is the armory officer like the tactical officer seen in other ST shows? Does Malcolm do security also? Or does he just do weapons?

Ok now on to my favorite part Engineering and Trip.....*drools*

If the ship can theoreticaly go to warp 5 how come it never can?

I like the new warp drive design it looks much more 'normal' and 'functional' than the two story warp core seen in TNG and VOY.

Trip does such a good job keeping his engines repaied and in good order.

Ok enough ranting for now...............
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