Frakes: Greed Has Buried 'Star Trek'

By Caillan
July 13, 2003 - 1:37 AM

Too much Star Trek definitely isn't a good thing, according to Next Generation actor Jonathan Frakes.

Speaking in the latest issue of British sci-fi magazine SFX (via the Great Link), Frakes said that the overabundance of Star Trek has diluted the appeal of the film franchise. "The box office would indicate that Nemesis will be the last film, I think that greed has buried Star Trek. There are too many television shows, too many series."

Frakes, who is currently directing a big-screen version of Thunderbirds in the United Kingdom, said The Next Generation was "fabulous" but "that it got watered down through Voyager, through DS9, through Enterprise".

In contrast to much of the 1980s, when the feature films were the only new Star Trek entertainment on offer, fans are now spoilt for choice, according to Frakes. "It's hard to garner interest in a Star Trek movie, especially if Star Trek fans can get their Trek elsewhere. The other shows look painfully familiar and none of them were as good as our show, dammit!"

The complete interview is available in the latest issue of SFX magazine. Alternatively, excerpts can be found at the Great Link.

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