Topic: Star Trek
I awoke this morning to find that all the staff at STARTREK.COM were beamed into unemployed space yesterday. From the website:
Goodbye from the STARTREK.COM Team
Sadly, we must report that CBS Interactive organization is being restructured, and the production team that brings you the STARTREK.COM site has been eliminated. Effective immediately.
We don't know the ultimate fate of this site, which has served millions of Star Trek fans for the last thirteen years.
If you have comments, please send them to editor @ startrek.com - we hope someone at CBS will read them.
Thank you for your loyal fandom over the years. It has been a pleasure to serve you.
I find this awfully surprising. With Star Trek: The Experience, the new Trek movie coming out and the Star Trek MMORPG bound to launch sometime, 2008 looks to be a banner year for the franchise. The website has always seemed well-managed - particularly for a site owned by a corporate entity as vast and unweildy as CBS. The site runners truly understood its audience delivering the goods on a regular basis with skill and panache.
There is speculation online that the decision was a bean-counting effort relating to the fact that Trek doesn't currently have a show on the air. If so, it's an awfully short-sighted decision.
I hope they don't let the site grow stale.
It always sucks to lose your job (just ask this guy), but particularly so at this time of year.
To the suddenly at loose-ends production team, you have my thanks for providing me with so much enjoyment. You're a talented group of people. I am confident that great things are ahead for each of you.