The IMDB daily news has the story. (The links change every day, so what you’ll be looking for starting tomorrow will be the archive for April 22, 2003, and it’s the second entry under “Studio Brief.”) Patrick Stewart is quoted as saying “I’ve probably said goodbye to Picard forever now.” Sherry Lansing, Paramount chairperson, says that the Star Trek “fan base has in some way shrunk.” Before we blame it all on Berman and Braga, we should note that the theatrical performance of Star Trek: Nemisis, which came out days before Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, was one of the keys to this analysis.