Apparently not only were the fans disappointed with the Enteprise finale (and more than a few with the series as a whole, although I personally liked it) – so was Jonathan Frakes, who reprised his Star Trek: The Next Generation role of Commander William Riker, along side his co-star Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi). If you remember, the finale basically put the whole series as a holodeck recreation of historical records of the first ship named Enterprise, being watched by Riker and Troi.
At Central Canada Comic-Con during a Q&A session, someone asked what it was like to be the “guy who wrapped up the whole episodic Star Trek series”.
“They said it would be a Valentine to the fans, but all of it ended up doing I think was hurting Scott Bakula’s feelings,” he said. “He was such a gentleman about it and I said to Scott this is weird for me to be on your show and your show is being taken off before it should be taken off and he was such a gentleman about it and said ‘No, glad you’re here’ so it was awkward on all accounts, except with working with Marina again which is always lovely. But I wasn’t crazy about it. And it was so thinly connected, I thought too. Thanks for bringing up such an unpleasant memory.”
“Billionaire Richard Branson’s spaceship was unveiled today. Imagine the delight of Star Trek fans to see that it was named the VSS Enterprise.
Please check out my blog entry on the subject at: http://dailyspace.blogspot.com/2009/12/star-trek-legacy-continues-this.html“ — Yes, this one at least is likely to actually reach space…