Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Make It So, Number One!

Readers of ToyFare magazine may be familiar with an occasional comic strip titled "Naked Jonathan Frakes Theatre." Born from the staff's collective love of Frakes, who played Commander Will Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, it was the only way I could think of him -- as a naked, 6-inch action figure -- for years, until the opportunity arose for me to interview him. Talking to him about his gig directing tonight's episode of Leverage and the upcoming series Persons Unknown, I remembered what a big fan I was, and he was a heck of a nice guy. Check out my interview at TelevisionWithoutPity.com!

Jonathan Frakes Now Has Directing Leverage

4 comments:

Brian W said...

Did you ask him if he'd ever read TTT?

Zach Oat said...

I decided not to mention Naked Jonathan Frakes Theatre, in case he didn't have as big a sense of humor as we thought he did. I didn't bring up TTT, just because without NJFT it seemed kind of random.

Templar said...

Personally, I couldn't help but think of him as my father, or vice-versa. The resemblance was rather spooky.

Zach Oat said...

I, too, had a bearded father. Perhaps that's why I liked Frakes.