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Old December 6 2008, 05:21 AM   #1
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Frakes On 'Star Trek XI'

The success of Star Trek XI might lead to possibilities for the Star Trek franchise in general, says Jonathan Frakes.

As reported by iFMagazine, Frakes is optimistic that Star Trek XI will do well and that the success may open the door for other Star Trek projects. "I've very optimistic about the new movie," said Frakes. "I'm a big fan of his [Abrams] as a storyteller and I was there and it looked great. I was lucky enough to visit the set and was overwhelmed how beautiful the [Enterprise] bridge was."

A few fortunate connections led to Frakes visiting the Star Trek XI Enterprise bridge. "My First [A.D.] was my first, and J.J. [Abrams] is married to a girl I know in Maine," said Frakes, "so we had these connections and we've been trading notes back and forth and finally went over to have a little schmooze with them and it happened to be the day they were on the bridge. I must say, it was very emotional to be on someone else's 'Star Trek' set, as you could imagine."

Frakes is sad that the Next Generation movies have ended. "Yes. By all means," he said. "I had dinner with Patrick [Stewart] last week and we were both ready to go back to do another one."

The success of Star Trek XI would revitalize the whole franchise, says Frakes. "I think if this is successful, it opens up any number of possibilities for the whole 'Star Trek' franchise, so we'll see how this does.

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