Ever meet your celebrity crush? Yep. I have.
“Just remember, he’s an actor. Not his character.” Those were the words of advice offered to me by my husband before he headed off to work and I headed off to cover a Star Trek Creation Convention.
Being there as press, I felt a little silly purchasing a photo op with Jonathan Frakes, but in case I didn’t get to speak with him, it would be ridiculous to pass up such an opportunity.
Turns out I did get to have a conversation with him – and though the press agreement prevents me from saying more about it, PLEASE believe me when I tell you there’s no one worthier to direct the next Trek installment. As a director and actor, Frakes really understands the spirit of Star Trek. He’s comfortable living in the legacy and his own personality really shines through in his portrayal of Will Riker – more than the other way around.
It’s time to #BringInRiker. In an executive editorial decision, I am proud to announce that The Geek Initiative officially supports Jonathan Frakes as the best candidate to direct the next Star Trek feature.
Aside from being a genuinely awesome human being, Frakes also flawlessly directed the best Star Trek movie (Star Trek: First Contact) and this amazing episode of Castle, which contains more fan service than any geek could possibly imagine. (It’s Nathan Fillion. And Jonathan Frakes. And Marvel stuff everywhere. I may have watched it 10+ times because it’s THAT worthy.)
Here are some humorous bonuses for fellow Frakes fans:
Because… “We don’t want a kid like Urkel.” Plus, I mean, the actors ship it, too.
But I digress. Just enjoy and remember to speak up online: #BringInRiker —