...the real reason for trek massive decline in ratings over the last few years. I mean, its staring them in the face. Its the decline in quality. Sure their have been other contributory factors (more channels, more sci-fi etc) but when trek was really raking in the cash for Paramount, it was a quality well produced product with a winning concept. DS9 kept the quality, but lost the idea. VOY vice versa. Now we have ENT, and the quality has been just terrible from the word go, with little sign its going to get any better. And yet, TPTB are doing nothing. I don't imagine they themselves spend that much time watching TV, but you'd think at some point somebody in the upper echelons of that august organization would actually slip a few tapes in the VCR, see the vast differences between TNG and ENT's quality, and make some sort of causil link. How can people who are paid so much be so clueless???