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Jonathan Frakes addresses rumors of a Star Trek TV series
Apr 30, 2015

About a month ago, rumors of a new Star Trek TV show that would take place after Deep Space Nine and Voyager emerged. If that got you excited, Number One has some bad news for you.

Here's the short list of directors to take over Star Trek 3 (and someone's missing)
Dec 15, 2014

With J.J. Abrams a little busy in a galaxy far, far away — and Orci out of the directing chair for unknown reasons — Paramount Pictures has its phasers set on a few new directors to take over Star Trek 3.

Fan campaign aims to beam Jonathan Frakes on board to direct Star Trek 3
Dec 8, 2014

Could Jonathan Frakes helm Star Trek 3 -- right in time to celebrate the series' 50th anniversary? A fan campaign is currently trying to "make it so."

Jonathan Frakes reveals the one thing Roddenberry wouldn't let Riker do
Jul 30, 2013

Turns out Gene Roddenberry and Jonathan Frakes wanted rather different William Rikers.

How a bargaining ploy may have caused Trek's best cliffhanger ever
Apr 23, 2013

Is “The Best of Both Worlds” one of the best Star Trek (and TV) cliffhangers in television history? Jonathan Frakes believes it so.

Here's how Frakes thinks Capt. Picard could be in next Trek film
Jan 14, 2013

Think that Leonard Nimoy's return appearance as Spock in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot was the coolest thing ever? How about getting someone from Star Trek: The Next Generation in on the next Trek film, too? Someone like Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart). Here's what Jonathan Frakes has to say about it.

That time Jonathan Frakes cosplayed as Captain America
Jan 14, 2013

For nearly three decades now it's been impossible to see Jonathan Frakes as anyone but Jean-Luc Picard's "Number One," Commander William Riker. But there was a time before Star Trek entered his life when Frakes had a lower profile gig as another iconic sci-fi character. Behold, Jonathan Frakes: The First Avenger.

Why Jonathan Frakes wasn't having fun in the early seasons of TNG
Dec 17, 2012

It's been 25 years since Jonathan Frakes first stepped onto the bridge of the Enterprise and became a geek icon in Star Trek: The Next Generation. But though he looks back fondly on his time with the rest of the TNG crew now, Frakes said the early years of the show weren't much fun for him, for one very specific reason.

Castle sends a Star Trek vet to helm a sci-fi con-themed ep
Dec 17, 2012

ABC's Castle is going where no man has gone before by having Star Trek: The Next Generation's very own Commander William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes) helm an upcoming episode of the show. But that's not all.

Jonathan Frakes calls Enterprise finale 'an unpleasant memory'
Dec 15, 2012

Ouch! There's still definitely no love lost for the Star Trek: Enterprise series finale, even though it's been more than six years since it aired in May of 2005. Next Generation's Jonathan Frakes, who memorably guest-starred in the episode, goes so far as calling ''These are the Voyages,'' 'an unpleasant memory.'

Why did Paramount kill new Trek shows from Shatner and Frakes?
Dec 14, 2012

We haven't seen Star Trek on TV since Enterprise ended in 2005, and we had to wait four years until Trek came back into our lives in the form of J.J. Abrams' successful movie reboot of the venerable sci-fi franchise. But did you know there were a few attempts to bring back Star Trek to television that were literally crushed?

Jonathan Frakes wants to do a Star Trek: Titan miniseries
Dec 14, 2012

One enterprising fan (get it? Enterprising?) is pushing for a Star Trek: Titan miniseries that would star Jonathan Frakes and Mirina Sirtis.