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Frakes Open To Directing 'Enterprise'

By Caillan
September 17, 2003 - 10:16 AM

Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker) said recently he would have no qualms about returning to Star Trek to direct an episode of Enterprise.

"Absolutely, I would do it," Frakes told SyFy Portal's Michael Hinman. "I think that [Scott] Bakula is a wonderful captain, and that show has explored interesting new terrain. The schedule hasn't permitted [me to direct], but hopefully it will in the future."

The former Next Generation star is currently in England supervising post-production on his latest directorial voyage, a movie version of the cult TV series, Thunderbirds. Despite his many feature film credits, including Star Trek: First Contact and Clockstoppers, Frakes is contemplating a return to the small screen.

"I love television, and I'm looking to keep as busy as possible," he said. "I'm trying to find projects to sell here in England, so it's been an ongoing, unpredictable business. [Television is] nothing like the States here. The don't have a pilot season like the States, and don't have the demand for product like the American system does."

The complete interview, in which Frakes also talked about his vision for Thunderbirds, can be found here at SyFy Portal.

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