Frakes on Enterprise finale: “awkward” and “unpleasant”
by Doc on Nov.03, 2011, under Television
Apparently not only were the fans disappointed with the Enteprise finale (and more than a few with the series as a whole, although I personally liked it) – so was Jonathan Frakes, who reprised his Star Trek: The Next Generation role of Commander William Riker, along side his co-star Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi). If you remember, the finale basically put the whole series as a holodeck recreation of historical records of the first ship named Enterprise, being watched by Riker and Troi.
At Central Canada Comic-Con during a Q&A session, someone asked what it was like to be the “guy who wrapped up the whole episodic Star Trek series”.
“They said it would be a Valentine to the fans, but all of it ended up doing I think was hurting Scott Bakula’s feelings,” he said. “He was such a gentleman about it and I said to Scott this is weird for me to be on your show and your show is being taken off before it should be taken off and he was such a gentleman about it and said ‘No, glad you’re here’ so it was awkward on all accounts, except with working with Marina again which is always lovely. But I wasn’t crazy about it. And it was so thinly connected, I thought too. Thanks for bringing up such an unpleasant memory.”
November 5th, 2011 on 8:52 am
Flustered Frakes on Enterprise finale: It wasn’t grrreat.