Ask any fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation and they’ll tell you that the best director the series ever had was Riker himself. His popularity among fans allowed him to direct two of the Next Gen movies, including the best one of the bunch, and now fans have launched a Twitter hashtag campaign to get him the Star Trek 3 directing job.
“Hashtag, BringInRiker!” he yells to me from his cell phone. “I’m all over it. I’m all over it.”
Frakes says he’s made first contact with Producer J.J. Abrams, and his agent has reached out to Paramount Pictures. “I would love that job,” he says.
Typically, directors are coy about their ambitions. Not Frakes. “I say, unabashedly, I’d be great at it and would love to do it.”
Honestly Frakes is the best choice for the job if they aren’t able to get one of the big-name directors that are rumored to be on the list.