Longtime Star Trek cast member and filmmaker Jonathan Frakes, who directed 1996's Star Trek: First Contact and 1998's Star Trek: Insurrection has come out to express his interest in once again stepping into the director's chair and working behind-the-scenes on another Star Trek film, preferably the next one should, of course, he ends up being given the opportunity.
This revelation comes following his confession earlier this year that he felt deep regret for not helming 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis, a project which saw the final appearance of The Next Generation's cast. He also endorsed fellow directors Quentin Tarantino and Noah Hawley's vision, saying that he'd like to see their respective pitches finally come to fruition. Getting into detail during his recent interview with Trek Movie, Commander William T. Riker himself said: "I say greenlight the Tarantino and Noah Hawley if you are lucky enough to get either of them. And if they are too busy to direct, I'll be available." Now, that's something a lot of long-time Trekkies can actually get behind.
If I'm being honest, Frakes' directorial ventures in the Star Trek Universe has been kind of a hit and miss but even the biggest of Trekkie would have to agree that getting him on board to potentially direct Star Trek 4 could be the right way to go considering he's a seasoned veteran who knows the franchise down to a tee. But that's not to say that we all wouldn't want for Tarantino and Hawley's supposed Star Trek films to eventually see the light of day, one way or another. Meanwhile, if Frakes' dreams of making a directorial return ended up being halted for some reason, I'd love to see him reprise his role as Captain Riker in the second season of Star Trek: Picard.
The yet-to-be-titled Star Trek 4 is currently under development.
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