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Those who already returned to join star Patrick Stewart earlier in season one include Jonathan Frakes (Riker), Marina Sirtis (Troi), and Brent Spiner (Data) will now be joined by LeVar Burton (LaForge), Gates McFadden (Crusher), and Michael Dorn (Worf) Now Picard executive producers Christopher Monfette and Terry Matalas have tweeted more though treading carefully since[...]
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Jonathan Frakes, who plays William Riker (and briefly, his transporter twin, Thomas) in the franchise since Next Generation, remained a creative force directing several episodes of Discovery & Picard, opened up about the references especially his 1996 TNG feature in First Contact that saw the debut of the Borg Queen originally played by Alice Krige,[...]
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 E05 Review: Let Me Play Among the Stars
Written by Cindy Appel and directed by franchise vet Jonathan Frakes, "Fly Me to the Moon" works as we see the ensemble begin coming together to keep the core storyline moving forward We also see the next stage of the Agnes (Alison Pill)-Borg Queen arc and I'll admit that while the pool to compare her[...]
Star Trek: Frakes & Braga Reflect Classic TNG Episode “Cause & Effect”
Actor-director Jonathan Frakes and writer Brannon Braga spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the experience. Jonathan Frakes & Michael Dorn in Star Trek: The Next Generation Image courtesy of Paramount Braga's Star Trek Conundrum Pitching Episode According to Frakes, who directed the episode, and Braga, the script was seen as a gamble as it deviated from the traditional[...]
"Nepenthe" -- Episode #107 -- Pictured: Jonathan Frakes as William Riker of the the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Aaron Epstein/CBS ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
As a trusted voice on Star Trek, Jonathan Frakes has been a regular voice across all the current active shows on Paramount+ in Discovery, Picard, Strange New Worlds, and Lower Decks While he's largely remained behind the camera as a director, Frakes occasionally acts reprising his role as William Riker he originally made famous on[...]
"Nepenthe" -- Episode #107 -- Pictured: Jonathan Frakes as William Riker of the the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/CBS ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Jonathan Frakes has come a long way in his career in front and more so now, behind the camera While the actor & director is most synonymous with the Star Trek franchise through his initial work on Next Generation as Cmdr William T Riker, he's expanded his influence not only on the franchise from directing[...]
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 4, Episode 6 Review Into Darkness
Without the use of their conventional sensors, they have to rely on some serious outside-of-the-box thinking (but don't they always?). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwhXela0Z5gVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: The Ready Room | Jonathan Frakes On Directing Discovery | Paramount+ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwhXela0Z5g) How Ian Alexander's Gray Tal and Annabelle Wallis' Zora Shine on Star Trek: Discovery That very line shifts[...]
Star Trek: The Next Generation Cast Celebrates 34th Anniversary
2/2 — Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) September 29, 2021 Jean-Luc Picard's original Number One (not to be confused with his furry faithful companion) William Riker's real-life counterpart Jonathan Frakes had to dust off his Starfleet uniform to be in front of a camera again after almost exclusively directing since his days on TNG Frakes posted the cast in[...]
Star Trek: John de Lancie Deconstructs Q from TNG to Picard on Cameo
He mainly referenced time spent with Stewart along with other TNG alum Jonathan Frakes, and Brent Spiner "It's been a lot of fun working with Patrick and Jonathan Frakes and with Brent It's a little bit like old home week as it were, after many many years…" de Lancie said in one of the videos[...]
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If you haven't been checking these out, they are hosted by the always awesome Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction) as a parody version of the latter where he investigates the story behind these weird "battlegrounds" sites and the people who helped make them possible Essentially, adding canon to[...]
Star Trek: Lower Decks Third Season Renewal, Previews Second Season
Titan panicking from the sparks of battle with Captain William Riker (Jonathan Frakes presumably having the time of his life behind the mic) declaring "Red Alert! I'm starting to think this jam session has too many licks and not enough counts!" Boimler (Jack Quaid), not understanding his terminology incredulously asks, "What does that even mean?!"[...]
Star Trek: Picard – Is Jonathan Frakes Teasing More TNG Alum in S02?
With Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Jonathan Frakes firmly in the creative fold of the current incarnation of the franchise on CBS All Access, which becomes Paramount+ on March 4, the actor and director tweeted a cryptic photo of himself along with two other fan favorites in LeVar Burton and John de Lancie Burton[...]
"Nepenthe" -- Episode #107 -- Pictured: Jonathan Frakes as William Riker of the the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Aaron Epstein/CBS ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
That's what Star Trek actor and director Jonathan Frakes tweeted on February 15 under the caption "Strange New Worlds" alluding to the upcoming latest pre-Kirk era series featuring Anson Mount's Christopher Pike and the U.S.S Enterprise The altered photo features Leonard Nimoy's Spock from The Original Series playing 3D-Chess with Anya Taylor-Joy's Beth Harmon from[...]
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Georgiou makes the worst patient and Culber gives it right back to her so she complies even if it's reluctantly. It's another gem directed by franchise vet Jonathan Frakes, who perfectly captures the pacing, tension and able to fine-tune the performances bringing out each actor's strengths Saru is definitely a natural talent for captain even pulling[...]
Pictured: Finally reunited, Burnham and the U.S.S. Discovery crew journey to Earth, eager to learn what happened to the Federation in their absence on the the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/CBS ©2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All Rights Reserved. Written by Bo Yeon Kim, Erika Lipoldt, Anthony Maranville, Chris Silvestri, Brandon Schultz, and directed by franchise vet and Next Generation alum Jonathan Frakes, "People of Earth" manages to re-establish those bonds that make Discovery so strong Special mention goes to Doug Jones, Martin-Green, and Michelle Yeoh to play up the tension and[...]