Star Trek: Enterprise was canceled in 2005, and there is little chance of it returning.
Since all of the new Star Trek series are inviting legacy characters to return (or are about legacy characters like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds), there has been a push (or maybe it’s more of a hope) to reboot some of the older series. And with that hope comes ideas for who could replace the cast for a potential reimagined series. Recently, Screenrant posted its suggestions for a new cast for Star Trek: Enterprise.
And though it might be something fun to do as the author says, all Enterprise fans know by now that the chance of the series getting a reboot is slim to none, and even if it did, we wouldn’t want it with new cast members. We all felt and still feel that the original series was never given a proper end, and should Paramount+ ever make a move in the direction of another Enterprise series, it should give the original actors the opportunity to reprise their roles.
Star Trek: Enterprise star Anthony Montgomery has already said there’s little chance of a return.
At a recent Star Trek: Mission Chicago event, someone suggested to Anthony Montgomer, who played Ensign Travis Mayweather on the series, that the cast could still come back for more seasons. Montgomery responded by saying “No, no, that that spaceship has sailed.” The series was cancelled for lack of audience, and though it has gained a better foothold in the franchise thanks to streaming, it would be doubtful that Parmount would sink more money into a show that cost them $1.7 million per episode back in the early part of the 21st century.
On top of that, the finale of Star Trek: Enterprise still rankles most, if not all, of the fans, and just recreating the show with new actors would only stick the knife in a little deeper. I’m not saying it can’t happen or won’t happen. I’m saying I hope it doesn’t happen. There’s been no indication that Paramount is moving in this direction, and if it ever did, I’m guessing most of us who are diehard fans of Enterprise would give a reboot without the original actors a hard pass.