From Warren Ellis’ Bad Signal:
As most of you will recall, I’ve been following the slow dive of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE and the forthcoming cryogenic sealing of the Star Trek franchise. Today, someone pointed me at a feature in the Toronto Star about the end of ENTERPRISE, which features the following exchange between the reporter and series actress Jolene Blalock:
“I mean, we started out with 13 million viewers on the pilot, and we somehow managed to drive 11 million of them away.”
There is an awkward silence when the subject of the final episode is broached.
“I don’t know where to begin with that one,” she finally stammers. “The final episode is … appalling.”
It is perfumed with the distinct scent of FuckIt, is it not?
One rumour has it that the last episode explains away the entirety of the series as a holographic novel experienced by crew members on the old Patrick Stewart Enterprise. With Bobby Ewing masturbating ferociously in the shower.
I believe I previously mentioned that they could have replaced current episodes with a placard reading FUCK YOU FOR WATCHING. REGARDS, THE MGMT.