Jonathan Frakes explains how it felt to play Riker in Star Trek: Picard Finale


Jonathan Frakes, who has recently delved into discussing his return as Will Riker in Star Trek: Picardas well as future possibilities to see more Star Trek: the next generation stars in the series, he has now revealed more about his experiences. The actor and director also recently confirmed that he is working on several new Star Trek projects as well as planned management tasks in both Picard and Star Trek: Discovery.

Discussing the ending with, Frakes offered more details about his performance, after previously admitting it was "stressful" to reprise the role:

“That was a really different experience because he was alone. He was "self-directed". I was in a captain's chair. I put on a spacesuit. I trimmed my beard, put my Riker hair back on, and covered my bald patches. It felt very familiar, and it was like a flashback. Because of how well "Nepenthe" came out, I was less nervous and, I must say, excited to be asked again, to be completely frank. "

Additionally, Frakes explained why he felt showrunner Michael Chabon brought something special to the series as a writer, and particularly how Riker and Troi's relationship showed up:

"Consideration and depth of character and a sense of irony, everything he's brought. I mean, he's a fanboy to start with, but he's a genius in the mix. So, his hand on the tiller, if you will. You wish, it was really exciting. Given that, I was so glad that Troi and Riker were living in the mountains in a big house. It felt wonderful and different and somehow logical that they had done what they could. "

Given Riker's return at the end of the first season of Picard, where he leads a Starfleet navy to Coppelius, we hope to see a little more of the character in action in future episodes. While Frakes is more likely to lend his directing talents to future seasons of Star Trek: PicardWe cannot see other appearances out of the question. Also, it seems like we should have LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge and Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan, in the new season of the series.

For now, however, the exact date of Star Trek: PicardThe comeback is a bit up in the air, though ViacomCBS appears to be relying on a long run for the show, including a possible adaptation of the movie. The apparent plan to link Picard with Discoveryand have some kind of The defenderscrossover style also bodes well as much more content is on the way with Patrick Stewart and other classics Emigrate actors

In terms of plots for season 2 of Star Trek: PicardWe have listened to some more detailed reports for the Romulan Rescue Mission, while the producers have been cautious about how much COVID-19's thematic relevance could affect the themes in a show that often adapts current affairs to their universe. Now that some of the big questions from Season 1 have seemingly been solved, it would be great, then, to have a little more insight into how other characters and stories from The next generation.


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