This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
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.
Cruise off the highway and hit locally-known spots for some tasty bites.
Fentanyl and other drugs fuel record deaths among people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County. From 2019 to 2021, deaths jumped 70% to more than 2,200 in a single year.
This fungi isn’t a “fun guy.” Here’s what to do if you spot or suspect mold in your home.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Edward Bronstein died in March 2020 while officers were forcibly taking a blood sample after his detention.
A hike can be a beautiful backdrop as you build your connection with someone.