Star Trek: Enterprise actor John Billingsley thinks show failed due to fatigue
John Billingsley of Star Trek: Enterprise believes the show failed due to series fatigue.
The legacy of Star Trek: Enterprise has always been a rather unique one. The series featured the beginnings of Starfleet, the budding partnership of the humans and Vulcans, as well as the beginning of many of the interstellar cultures and partnerships that Trek fans have come to love and study with gusto. It’s a series that however has been maligned by many; fairly or otherwise. So when John Billingsley, aka Phlox of Star Trek: Enterprise fame points out the possibility the series may have suffered from fatigue it’s hard not to agree.
Billingsley spoke at the Galaxy Con Live streaming event last week and shared his thoughts on why the series, at least initially, didn’t get the love it deserved;
The first two season to many who watched the show doesn’t live up to the past series, or even it’s own third and fourth seasons. There might be some truth to the idea that the series was as fleshed out as well as it could’ve been.
Yet, the idea of franchise fatigue is very real. That was the fourth series in the span of 14 years, and with 400-some-odd episodes of Trek in that time span, plus six odd movies, there was a Trek overload. That may have caused many people to watch the show and see it for something it was never supposed to be.
Does Enterprise get a bad rep?