Jonathan Frakes Shares a Story of When He Made a Cardinal Mistake as a Director on STAR TREK
Many fans of Star Trek will know the name Jonathan Frakes. He was Commander William T. Riker and Captain Jean Luc Picard’s “Number One.” Frakes also directed some episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager as well as my personal favorite Star Trek film Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection. He will also be directing two episodes for Star Trek: Discovery’s second season. Needless to say, he’s worked a lot on Star Trek. While he’s considered a great director, he’s not perfect.
In a recent interview with the official Star Trek website, he revealed one time he made a mistake that he definitely learned from.
Frakes is a wonderful actor and his directing skills are fantastic, too. I’m glad he’s able to use his failures as a learning opportunity. In addition to Star Trek, Frakes is working on directing an episode for season 2 of The Orville.