Posted by Q2UnME:
OK, just had a thought.
Say Paramount bites at this proposal (small chance) and everything is shipped up to Vancouver for production to start again and at some point their ready to start filming a season 5. You pretty much just guarenteed that Season 5 will be without Scott Bakula. He's gone on record several times that part of the reason he took Enterprise was that it ment that he would be able to still be with his family in LA. What then? Recast the part of Archer? Phase his charactor out?
Creates a whole new set of problems to have to iron out.
I like Scott a lot and I would hate to see him go, but I would have no problem at all with Trip being promoted to Captain of the Enterprise.
Hell, they could promote Archer to Admiral. He could then make appearances talking to Trip on the viewscreen in the captain's ready room. They could shoot stuff like that with a DVCam in Scott's living room!