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Posts Tagged ‘Frakes’

Frakes: Forget About Trek On TV

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015


If you’re waiting for a Star Trek series to air on television, don’t hold your breath.

Jonathan Frakes said it won’t be happening anytime soon.


Frakes: Sign Me Up!

Thursday, December 11th, 2014


If Jonathan Frakes has his way, he will be directing Star Trek 3.

The actor made his desire to direct the sequel known after Roberto Orci stepped down as director of the film, which is due out in 2016.


More On Star Trek 3 Director Change

Monday, December 8th, 2014


According to the rumor mill, the reason Roberto Orci is gone from Star Trek 3 was because Paramount wasn’t happy with the script for the movie.

And with a director vacancy, fans have mounted a campaign to bring in a familiar Trek face to director’s chair.


Frakes To Direct New TV Series

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014


Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes will be directing several episodes of a TNT series set to debut later this year.

The series is The Librarians, and it is a revival of the Librarian movies.


TNG Saturn Awards

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The 39th Annual Saturn Awards were held several days ago, and Star Trek: The Next Generation and an actor from Star Trek: The Next Generation received awards.

A Saturn Award is the “official honor presented by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films.”


Frakes: The Best of Both Worlds

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

This week, both parts of The Best of Both Worlds will air in select theaters as a feature length presentation, and The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes shared his thoughts on the episodes and what was going on when that show was being filmed.

The two-hour theater event for The Best of Both Worlds will take place on April 25 at 7 PM, and is in honor of the Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds.


Frakes on Transporter Room 3

Friday, April 19th, 2013

A new episode of the Transporter Room 3 podcast is now available and this fortieth episode features Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes.

The Transporter Room 3 podcast covers all things Star Trek; including movies, televised series, toys, “creepy cosplay,” books, etc.


Frakes: Fandom And Abrams Trek

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes is grateful for Star Trek fans and very excited about the reboot of the Star Trek franchise.

It’s hard for the actor to believe that a show begun twenty-five years ago is still paying dividends. “It’s surreal that 25 years ago, something is still giving us this gift,” said Frakes. “I’m off to a convention this weekend to Comic-Con in New Orleans with all the cast. Just the idea that we still have an audience is astounding to me.”


Frakes Falling Skies Rumor

Monday, November 12th, 2012

For fans of both Star Trek: The Next Generation and TNT’s Falling Skies, there is the possibility of seeing Jonathan Frakes in a third season episode of the latter.

Falling Skies is the story of human survival and resistance after an alien attack leaves most of the world incapacitated.



Thursday, November 8th, 2012

A typical Star Trek: The Next Generation convention cast photo op turned out to be anything but typical when a Trek fan unexpectedly popped the question to his girlfriend.

During the Austin Wizard World Convention, which took place at the end of October, Wil Wheaton was present and described what happened. “I had the flu,” he said, “and almost missed this photo session…I sat there and smiled for everyone as best I could.”


Frakes: Early TNG Seasons Were ‘Not Real Fun’

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Jonathan Frakes admitted this week that it took a few years before he really got to enjoy his role as Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

“I looked very, very stiff in those early seasons because I was so intent on living up to the vision that [Gene Roddenberry] had, and it was not real fun,” the actor told the Los Angeles Times. Roddenberry had written Riker as a dedicated first officer, for whom duty came above everything.

“I’m a little more silly than that,” Frakes said. Fortunately, he was able to incorporate the lighter sides from his own life into his character after he mentioned to one of the writers his love of jazz. “All of a sudden, Riker was playing the trombone, and they let a little bit of the playfulness in. And it all changed for the better.”


The Next Generation Cast Calgary Expo Reunion

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Last weekend, fans attending the Calgary Expo in Calgary, Canada were able to see the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, plus surprise guest John de Lancie.

Over fifty thousand fans attended the weekend event, with the highlight of the convention being the TNG:EXPOsed event which took place Saturday evening.


TNG Cast To Reunite At Calgary

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Fans attending the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo in Calgary, Canada, this spring will be able to see nine castmembers from Star Trek: The Next Generation in the same place.

The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo will be held from April 27-29 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Frakes Joins Interactive Web Series

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes has joined Beckinfield, an online science fiction series, billed as the “first mass participation television program.”

Beckinfield, created by Theatrics, premiered last year and is the story of a small town that is anything but ordinary, where there are “snooping scientists, alleged UFOs, a seemingly haunted library,” and an “earthquake that ’caused no damage.'”


Frakes: Attached to Riker

Monday, June 20th, 2011

At last week’s Calgary Comic Con, the fan-friendly Jonathan Frakes spoke about his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation and about his attachment to Commander William T. Riker.

Frakes acknowledged the importance of the fans who supported Star Trek: The Next Generation and its actors. “My position is if someone’s not going to enjoy being [at the convention], they shouldn’t show up,” he said. “I’ve seen people come to these and not realize that they were lucky to have these fans and we have a responsibility to thank them.”