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Debating the reasons for the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise after four years on UPN is another favorite pastime of Trek fans. And in a new interview promoting his appearance at this weekend’s Toronto Comic Con, show star Scott Bakula weighs in with his theory, saying the show was the "victim of circumstance."
Bakula on Enterprise’s Demise
Talking to Canada’s Canoe News, Scott Bakula weighed in on why Star Trek: Enterprise never saw a fifth season:
"I have to tell you, there were so many political things that happened in the time that we were on the air, with networks being bought and sold and studios changing personnel completely. I never really felt like we had failed as much as we were victims of circumstance. I felt like our show got better and better, and the overwhelming conversations I’ve had with people are like, ‘Oh man, that last season was the greatest. You guys were just hitting your stride.’ I said to the cast going in ‘Please don’t count on seven years. We’re on a network with completely different rules.’ We made 98 hours of television, a huge success by most standards."
So there you have it. It was all office politics.
Bakula and his fellow Enterprise ‘Victims’
Bakula helps end Desperate Housewives
Scott has a recurring role in the final episodes of the 8th (and final) season of Desperate Housewives, playing a lawyer defending Bree (Marcia Cross) on a murder charge. The series finale airs on April 29th.
Here is a clip of Bakula on the show.
Scott at Toronto Comic Con + Stockwell and Ryan
And this weekend Scott will be appearing at WizardWorld Toronto Comic Con. Also on hand will be Bakula’s Quantum Leap co-star Dean Stockwell and Star Trek: Voyager’s Jeri Ryan. More details at wizardworldcomiccon.com/home-toronto.
Bakula at Wizard World Toronto this weekend