Factual error: When Capt. Archer joins Travis in a weightless environment he refers to in an earlier episode as the ship's "sweet spot", Travis discusses the bad news he received from The Horizon, his parents' cargo ship, with Capt. Archer, and you see tears rolling down (and off) Travis's face. In a weightless environment the tears would not react in this way. (00:06:20 - 00:07:40)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)
1 mistake in Horizon
Starring: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Anthony Montgomery, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Linda Park
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Maybe it's a log. What do you think?
Commander Tucker: Beats me. Could be a laundry list... or instructions on how to conquer the universe?
Trivia: When Travis is in his old room talking with Nora about Enterprise, look on the bookshelf behind Travis. There's a large white book about Chicago gangs of the 1920's. In the original series episode "A Piece of the Action" it is determined that 100 years ago the ship Horizon accidentally left a book about Chicago gangs which influenced the entire culture to mimic the mobster lifestyle. (00:20:55)
Question: Why was Enterprise cancelled after only four seasons?
Answer: The same reason any show gets canceled, low ratings.
Not all shows get cancelled because of low ratings. Some get cancelled because they're too expensive to make.
Don't know why it had low ratings. IMO it was close to the best of Star Trek franchise.
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Answer: While ratings did drop, there was a lot going on to cause the rating drops and cancellation. First, "Enterprise" was on UPN, which was dissolved a year after the show was cancelled. At the time of cancellation, it was UPN's highest rated drama. Because they were on at night, they were often preempted by local UPN broadcast of baseball games. And it wasn't even aired in every market. They also lost a major corporate backer early and it was difficult for them to over come that loss. Plus, for season 4, they switched to a Friday night line up, so they were competing against Fox shows, like "The Simpsons" whereas on Wednesdays they didn't have much competition.