Frakes Talks Positive About Nemesis

By Lisa
July 29, 2002 - 11:24 PM

William Riker actor Jonathan Frakes shared his enthusiasm for the tenth Star Trek feature film at a recent convention.

"We're back to what we had in 'First Contact,'" Frakes told the audience at the Vulkon Tampa convention, from a report at USS Benevolence. The actor praised the work of writer John Logan and joked about not being asked to direct the movie.

The actor shared a pleasant memory from 'Insurrection,' when an audience member asked what he and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) were wearing during the bathtub scene. Frakes' reply of 'Not much' was accompanied by a mock protest about being stuck in the tub with Sirtis for fourteen hours during filming.

Frakes also mentioned that he has never quite forgiven Michael Dorn and his character Worf for his relationship with Counsellor Troi. But he explained that Sirtis herself prefers the alternate Thomas Riker to the more familiar Will, much to the amusement of the crowd.

Enterprise actor Dominic Keating amused the audience with tales about his casting on the series. They laughed as he described how he received the good news whilst getting his car towed, much to the bewilderment of the tow-truck driver.

He also related how he waited for the studio to finalise the contracts for his role as the Armory officer. By the Monday the offer was due to expire, the actor realised something was amiss. He decided to vent his frustration on a long walk. When he returned, he discovered 17 tense messages on his answer phone asking why he wasn't at the studio.

More from Dominic Keating and Jonathan Frakes, including comments from other stars at the event, can be found here at the USS Benevolence web site.

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