Star Trek goes to the final frontier

The last episode of Star Trek: Enterprise is beaming down to viewers. After five incarnations, there are no plans for a new installment in the franchise.

Enterprise suffered from low ratings ever since it's premiere in 2001. Unlike previous incarnations, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: The Next Generation, which took place long after the original series, Star Trek: Enterprise told the story of Starfleet before the Federation of Planets and before the events of the original series.

Signs of "franchise fatigue" have been showing for a while, since the last big- screen Star Trek film, Star Trek: Nemesis, performed disappointingly at the box- office.

Some are saying Star Trek is dead. Others are saying it just needs a rest. Trek creator Eugene W. Roddenberry once said, "Star Trek will never die. It's a cash cow for Paramount."

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