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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 February, 2005, 09:39 GMT
Star Trek spin-off TV series axed
Star Trek: Enterprise
Quantum Leap actor Scott Bakula (front) stars in Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Enterprise, the latest TV incarnation of the sci-fi saga, is being axed by broadcaster UPN.

Its 98th and final episode will air in the US on 13 May, after a four-season run which struggled in the ratings.

Presented as a prequel to the original Star Trek television series, Enterprise made its debut in September 2001 starring Scott Bakula.

It followed earlier Star Trek spin-off series The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager.

Mixed response

Set 100 years before Captain James T Kirk and his crew set off on their first mission, Enterprise made its UK debut on Sky One in 2002.

On its broadcast BBC correspondent Peter Bowes said: "Some fans may be disappointed by the emphasis on fast action rather than intellectual depth."

The series also received a mixed response from US critics and Star Trek fans.

With the original TV series first broadcast in 1966 - reaching the UK three years later - Star Trek also spawned 10 movie spin-offs, the most recent being Nemesis in 2002.


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