It's like the episode "Homie the Clown" in which Homer, as Krusty, beats up the actor playing the Krusty Burglar, and one of the shocked kids cries, 'Stop! Probably a single season, and boom, nothing else afterwards.
After WWII The Apollo 1 fire isn't fatal because concerned North American Aviation engineers managed to sneak a blow-hatch function in, allowing Gus Grissom to blow the hatch and for the crew to quickly bail out before the fire really spread.
Replace Homer with the Fox network, his punches with renewals, the Krusty Burglar actor with the series, the crying kid with the fans, and the man saying 'Krusty the Clown, everybody! Plagued by cost overruns, multiple delays, a fatal accident in 1986, and a spectacular rescue operation in 2003, the Space Shuttle is technically still in operation, but was replaced by the unmanned Shuttle-C in 2011 after STS-135 Johnson Aerospace's own spaceplanes, Eridanus and Esperia, were considered the final nail in the coffin when they were first launched in 2001.
As a result, the series has a much more coherent, singular timeline, rather than two separate timelines and a series of anthology timelines the Monster World timeline is considered an alternate timeline created when Faro Island was never discovered, and Godzilla II did not emerge from the iceberg, and referred to as the "Beta Timeline", while the main timeline is called the "Alpha Timeline".