Could Enterprise be revived?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by BlueStuff, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 15, 2011
    Now, I'm aware that the chances of this are very, very slim. But if Discovery ends up a huge success and sufficiently revives widespread interest in TV Trek to motivate the airing of multiple Trek series at once (as in the 90s), could Enterprise be brought back? I'd love to see the planned story arcs for a fifth season pan out.

    There's precedent - the HBO series Deadwood wasn't a big ratings draw by any means (though it was critically adored) and it was hugely expensive to air so it was cancelled at the end of the third season. Ian McShane, one of the main stars, responded to questions about the show for years by saying it was "dead". Now, more than 10 years later, a revival has been greenlit by HBO and is tentatively moving forward in the stages of pre-production. HBO also revived Entourage for a movie. Netflix saved Arrested Development years after it was cancelled. Prison Break was revived years after the show ended simply because a bunch of people were rewatching the show.

    Of course, it depends on distributors having some conviction that there's a demand for Enterprise's return, as well as the availability of the core actors, to even begin to consider putting this in place. But who knows? If Discovery is big and interest in Trek is booming, then why not? Come on Netflix, you know you want to. :angel:
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  2. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    Never gonna happen. If DISC is a big hit, we might get another show, but they won't be bringing back any of the older ones.

    Never say never, but...

    Edit: Unless it's Picard-centric. How wrong was I, right? ;)
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  3. BigDaveX

    BigDaveX Captain Captain

    Jun 1, 2016
    I seriously doubt it. Not unless there was a repeat of that proto-Kickstarter that tried to fund a fifth season back in 2006, and it actually worked this time around.
  4. Six of Twelve

    Six of Twelve Captain Captain

    Apr 22, 2016
    Unimatrix 58
    They'd have to account for the aging of the actors, and wouldn't be able to pick up right where they left off.
  5. ChristopherPike

    ChristopherPike Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 13, 2006
    It would be nice to think Enterprise is massively more popular on Netflix than anybody cares to admit...

    Probably not a series. I've always been keen on a kind of feature-length reunion, set years after... if not completely redoing the poor ending "These are the Voyages..." gave us. Something with the right story idea to make it relevant to where Star Trek is now, and done on the budget of two or three episodes of Discovery.
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  6. oberth

    oberth Captain Captain

    Oct 8, 2017
    (new) berlin
    i'd settle for a binding referendum to strike that abomination from canon :devil:
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  7. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in its final stage
    We could always get flashbacks or something in Discovery featuring some of the ENT characters, but I'm not holding my breath.
  8. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Germany, EU, Earth
    No, there's no chance, Enterprise is dead. All of your examples are bad because all of those shows were either commercial or critical successes or both, Enterprise was neither.
    Unlike the other shows you listed Enterprise was also the fifth series in an ongoing franchise that has already proven that new crews work, so there's even less incentive to revive it. This isn't the 70s were only TOS existed.
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  9. Prax

    Prax Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 1, 2017
    Middle West
    If they ultimately end making anthology seasons, there could always be one set in that era, and could include guest appearances, and recurring roles from one or more of the Enterprise cast, but that's so far off that by the time it might be made, it'll have been 20+ years.

    To the person who mentioned Netflix, I wish they would release some numbers. I believe all of the series are doing very well on Netflix. They've been on there for 7 years, and NF has been working (and recently succeeded) in getting the trek catalog to every country.

    They could also make a miniseries that has some of the Enterprise cast. All you need is type right person to make the right pitch at the right time that has prospect of $$$. CBS is really going to need more content on their streaming service, too.
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  10. MrPointy

    MrPointy Captain Captain

    Nov 2, 2006
    An Enterprise S5 or mini-series or film for CBS All Access would be interesting, but I'm not really sure it'll happen. Everyone's 12 years older, and the show would probably be post-TATV to make that fit, so no Trip. I don't expect them to adapt the post-ENT novels just to bring Trip back.

    The most I'm expecting is a guest appearance from a Enterprise character in Discovery. Maybe T'Pol, since she a Vulcan and she'd still be alive at 170+. A holographic recording of Archer would be nice.
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  11. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

    Nov 26, 2008

    I liked ENT, but there is zero chance of this happening in any official capacity
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  12. sumbuddyx

    sumbuddyx Captain Captain

    Nov 14, 2014
    No. I still say a separate series made in the style of Clone Wars or Rebels and set during the Earth/Romulan War would be a cool way to go and then could bring in the Enterprise characters as occasional guest stars, with whatever actors who wanted to return voicing them or replaced by other actors.
  13. arch101

    arch101 Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 1999
    Quincy, MA
    Any series can be revived but it's all about $ and I don't think CBS would spend it on Enterprise.
  14. marsh8472

    marsh8472 Fleet Captain Premium Member

    Dec 31, 2016
  15. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    Christopher Pike, future Orion Pirate
    TPTB are way over ENT.

    So no, it couldn't be revived.

  16. XCV330

    XCV330 A Being of Pure Caffeine Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    jippers on a beach somewhere
    I think there was a window of opportunity for that a few years ago, but it's over.

    The cast is older, they have other jobs (or married into billions). There's a new show, and I think after this there will be little interest in yet another prequel. I'd like it. I love the early era (see username) but I just don't see it happening.
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  17. Tom

    Tom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 10, 2003
    In your Mind!
    For a million reasons now it is not going to happen
  18. Albinator

    Albinator Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 17, 2016
    Unfortunately, there's never been a window of opportunity to revive any of the Trek shows after 1979 when the Phase II show decided to become a movie.

    After the TNG movies, that cast was clearly done, and Nemesis' dismal performance just put a nail in the coffin of ever seeing that show return in any form.

    Voyager was an unloved and unspectacular show that, without the Delta Quadrant setting, really had no point to it. Nobody was ever aching to see them again.

    Enterprise, while having a small but vocal following who wanted more, just didn't boast anything that would excite any network or studio enough to bring it back. Not in 2006, and not in recent years when Netflix started reviving old shows like Arrested Development and Full House, and shows like X-Files and Twin Peaks were being revived. The reason why those shows were being rekindled was because they were either big hits in their prime like X-Files and Full House, or critical darlings like Arrested Development.

    Enterprise was neither a hit with audiences or with critics. Likewise-- and I've been watching it a lot this week-- it's full of some of the least compelling characters in all of Trek, and inhabited by some of the blandest acting performances this side of a Earth 2.

    Ironically, the show that probably could have stood to be revived was DS9-- an interesting ending that narratively could have made for an interesting followup a few years down the line. It was a show that was often critically praised, though never garnered solid ratings-- certainly not enough to get anyone excited about producing a sequel movie.
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  19. Destructor

    Destructor Commodore Commodore

    Feb 19, 2003
    Melbourne, VIC
    Apparently Trek on Netflix does very well- mainly TNG, natch, but DS9 and VOY are gaining new followers and appreciation also. If Netflix bought back Wet Hot Summer and Full House, it's not unthinkable (although admittedly, incredibly unlikely) that they could do a DS9 reunion movie. How cool would that be? Jake and Molly and Nog and New Dax (Jayden Smith) go searching for Sisko in the wormhole.
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  20. ScottJ85

    ScottJ85 Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 1, 2016
    I'm not even sure I'd want Enterprise, or any of the other shows, revived. Over the last few years, there's been a major shift in television storytelling techniques and the ways that shows are presented.

    Though if streaming services were around during Enterprise's run, it might have fared better.
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