LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Actor Jonathan Frakes attends the premiere of CBS's "Star Trek: Discovery" at The Cinerama Dome on September 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Jonathan Frakes Doesn't Have Much Hope For Another Star Trek Movie: 'TV Is The Future'
Of all the actors to have appeared on “Star Trek,” Jonathan Frakes might be the most prolific director, helming 25 episodes of Trek across its various iterations, to date, and even directing feature films like “Star Trek: First Contact” and “Star Trek: Insurrection.” Frakes, however, seems to sense that the future of “Star Trek” is at home, not in theaters.
Frakes notices it has been difficult to produce another “Star Trek” feature film in the past few years, saying: “Movies are tough! [...] All those wonderful rumors? Noah Hawley was attached to a 'Star Trek' movie, and Quentin was toying with people's emotions about doing a movie. If those two names can't get a f****** movie made, I don't know. TV is the future, it seems to me.”
After the conclusion of “Star Trek: Picard,” Frakes thinks that there are still plenty of places to go with the same characters. "I hope the road leads to another series. The setup is there clearly, as you'll see, by the end of the season,” says the actor-director. Even Patrick Stewart, now in his 80s, feels that Jean-Luc Picard has a future, even if “Picard” is at an end.