A campaign to keep Star Trek: ENTERPRISE on TV has been dealt a massive financial boost - after anonymous figures in the space flight industry donated $3 million (GBP1.6 million).

TREKUNITED - who are trying to collate enough money to fund another series of the legendary sci-fi adventure - have confirmed it has a "legally binding pledge" from three donors who want to remain unnamed.

A statement from the unknown donors reads, "Enterprise needs to be renewed for the sake of fan loyalty, for being quality TV, for bringing imagination and hope for a better future to our homes.

"But over all that for inspiring us so strongly that we have fought all our adult lives to bring that future closer to our children and to us."

Staunch Star Trek fans have been lobbying to save the show after American network UPN announced last month (FEB05) it plans to axe the programme later this year (13MAY05).

Trekkies are appealing to other TV networks to take over the rights to the prequel to THE NEXT GENERATION, DEEP SPACE NINE and VOYAGER.

03/03/2005 09:56