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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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?