Here's an interesting video that we found on Youtube featuring Star Trek: The Next Generation screen tests for everything form Data's makeup to Troi's contacts and hairstyle. Entitled "Creepy TNG Test Footage" the video show's what must have been the pre-production lighting and wardrobe test's for Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, Denise Crosby, LeVar Burton, and Patrick Stewart.
Don’t make any plans for mid-February next year…your calendar is soon to be full of convention festivities. That’s right kids, Creation Entertainment’s Grand Slam: The Star Trek & Sci-Fi Summit XVIII, comes to Burbank, California on February 15-17, 2013. This con has a great set of celebs already lined up with more promised to be added as the event approaches. There will even be a Saturday night reunion event of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast featuring; Sir Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden and Marina Sirtis.CONTINUE READING >>
We just got back from a fantastic con in our neck of the woods. That's right earthlings, it's time for the Wizard World Austin Comic Con post convention wrap-up. This was a special Trek centric con, that featured the entire bridge crew from Star Trek: The Next Generation. We've been covering news about Austin CC for the past several months and the show really lived up to the hype.
For all of you that are excited about the Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion at Austin Comic Con, Wizard World just released the full programming schedule. In addition to all of the exciting TNG programming, our good friend Larry Nemecek is slated to appear at the con as well.
As we reported last month, Jonathan Frakes is directing a brand new episode of the hit show Castle guest starring Armin Shimerman. It looks like the first images from the set are starting to appear online. Zap2it.com has posted several pics from the set featuring both Frakes and Castle star Nathan Fillion.
Here’s a fun one for all you Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Castle fans out there. Later this fall, Armin Shimerman is set to guest-star in a Castle episode that revolves around a sci-fi convention. It also, just happens to be directed by TNG’s Jonathan Frakes.
Austin Comic Con is nearly a month away and Wizard World just announced that Wil Wheaton has been added to the roster. All that's left for a complete US Next Gen cast reunion is Denise Crosby. Fingers crossed... Here's the Trek guest rundown; Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher), and Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher).
In years past we've celebrated Gene Roddenberry's birthday with a special salute and a Youtube video round-up. We've often overlooked another Trek alum's birthday that just happens to share the same date as Gene, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Jonathan Frakes. What better way to celebrate this special day with a video of Jonathan candidly remembering Gene. Happy birthday to both Gene "The Great Bird of the Galaxy" Roddenberry and Jonathan "Two Takes" Frakes. By the way, you can find out how Jonathan earned that special nickname here.CONTINUE READING >>
"Oh, the incredible skepticism" Jonathan Frakes Reflects On the Launch Of Star Trek: The Next Generation
It blows my mind to think that Star Trek: The Next Generation's pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" debuted nearly 25 years ago. I can vividly remember watching it Saturday night on a console TV in our game room. Everyone else in my family wanted to watch 227 or some other 80's sitcom abomination, so I was relegated to our old TV next to the ping pong table. I was fascinated by "Farpoint" and was quickly hooked on the new series. Sure, it was a little rough the first few seasons, but there were still gem episodes that captured my young imagination.