Why Star Trek’s Jonathan Frakes Feels The Reward For Unusual New Worlds Was Bittersweet


Star Trek‘s Jonathan Frakes has had his palms everywhere in the franchise, figuratively and actually. As a director, he is been behind the digicam for almost each new collection that is come round through the years, together with the much-beloved Unusual New Worlds. That present is much and away the most well-liked of the brand new period, particularly relating to critics, and whereas Frakes is proud to be part of that success, he not too long ago admitted that studying all of that reward really caused some bittersweet emotions. 

Jonathan Frakes spoke with Star Trek Explorer, which StarTrek.com shared on-line for all to see, and the interview touched upon the newest episode he spearheaded, the Unusual New Worlds and Decrease Decks crossover “These Previous Scientists,” which led to the Riker portrayer opening up concerning the newest live-action spinoff. Frakes talked about being concerned behind the scenes going into the extremely anticipated premiere, after having directed in Season 1, and the way he felt conflicted studying a few of the opinions: 

What a deal with, that present. I used to be there after they premiered, and hastily, all people cherished it, the followers and the critics. I used to be in a position to expertise the enjoyment of that solid seeing their work appreciated and cherished. Sadly, a part of what occurred throughout that point was that the followers and the critics took the identical alternative to say, ‘That is the Star Trek we’ve been ready for.’ Both written or unwritten was, ‘Not Discovery and never Picard,’ should you recall. There was a congratulations and a slap in the identical swing, however I used to be lucky, as I typically am in my timing, to be on Unusual New Worlds when all the great things occurred.


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