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How Do You Say "Cancelled" in Klingon?
As some readers might be aware, there has been a bit of uproar over the imminent demise of the Star Trek franchise. After a 39-year history, UPN has pulled the rug out from under the long-running empire begun by Gene Roddenberry in 1966, and Trekkies the world over have emerged—phasers set on stun—to prevent the death of their beloved "Enterprise."
The mission of the fans, per the TrekUnited website, is to force UPN (and parent company Paramount) to reconsider the show's cancellation. Fans have already accomplished this feat once through a letter-writing campaign when the original show was cancelled in 1968. Through TrekUnited, fans have already donated about $40,000 toward keeping the show on the air. That is a fairly impressive feat on it's own, but Trekkies are a serious bunch, and they have a more serious display in mind.
Fans are planning to rally together tomorrow in front of Paramount Studios to show studio execs that they mean business, and that the show does too. According to the information posted on SaveEnterprise, "We really need hundreds if not thousands for this event. We need to make it historic and draw national attention to Paramount and the fan support of Enterprise and the franchise."
If you would like to participate in the fight to save "Enterprise," show up at the front gates of Paramount Studios tomorrow morning at 9 AM. This is an all-day affair, so bring a chair, water, shade, and, most importantly, signs to show your support for the future of Star Trek.
And please, for the sake of credibility, don't dress in costume.
For more information, check the SaveEnterprise site.