The Voyage Is Over
Star Trek has been cancelled.
In a way, you can say it is WAY overdue. The quality of the spin off programs started to deteriorate until the latest incarnation was a shadow of what the original was. It’s an example of a franchise that should have made its exit a bit sooner, when it was creatively on top.
The stars of the various series have gone onto other things, some of them clinging to the show for their whole lives. But the one who TRULY came out of it with his creative juices intact and who keeps reinventing himself in new ways is Wil Wheaton who in addition to having one of the Internet’s top weblogs (and he does it all WITHOUT POLITICAL POSTS) now has this truly cool new writing gig.
The franchise will be remembered for years due to its carefully etched characters such as Captain Kirk, who will be always be remembered for his idealism — and his 20th century hair piece.