Musings From Us Listings For Jonathan Frakes

The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Jonathan Frakes that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Star Trek Nemesis (2002)

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This was the last film to have the crew of the series Next Generation and the least received by the fans of Star Trek. While the film did have a lot of action it lacked in the way that the script was put together. It seemed to be written as a continuation of an episode that was never made and there was just too much going on in the plots and subplots to make this film truly great. We have Diana Troy (Marina Sirtis) and Willian Riker (Jonathan Frakes) getting married, Data (Brent Spiner) planed to be the next first officer, Riker getting his own command and Worf (Michael Dorn) complaining about the nude Betazed traditions associated with marriage. Now throw into the mix a coup happening in the Romulan Empire with the new Praetor being very related to Jean-Luc Picard and Data finding a long lost brother. Even if the extra positronic android is directly related to the plot there is still way to much going on for just one film. Lord of the Rings had less plot twists and it was made into 3 movies totaling over 8 hours on the extended versions. Star Trek Nemesis wouldn’t warrant that much screen time but with everything that is there it could have been easily 2 films which would have aloud the plots to unfold a bit more naturally. As the film is the plot seems forced and doesn’t flow well with everything that is happening.

Star Trek Insurrection

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This film was pleasant enough to watch and a nice way to take and kill almost a couple of hours but it really should have been a two or three part episode on TV then placed on the big screen. The film feels like it was scripted for television instead of a theater audience and even had the same kind of pacing that we came to expect from the series Star Trek Next Generation. If they had not canceled the show I am sure that we would have seen this on the TV instead of in the theaters. Its no wonder that this film fell into the possible suck zone of the Trek films. While good to have on a DVD or even a Blu-Ray it was not worth the money it cost to see it on the screen back in the day. Some have said that it was the actors that were the problem with this film, I say it was the script writers that were the problem with this film, it just did not flow smoothly enough for the big screen.

Star Trek First Contact (1996)

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Star Trek VIII First Contact was directed by Jonathan Frakes and his directing skills make this film one hell of a ride. It has action, suspense, drama and just the right amount of reflective time to keep you guessing and wanting as you watch the film unfold. This film is a true gem in the Star Trek franchise and I hope that Frakes who also plays William T. Riker comes back to direct even more Star Trek in the future. He inspires the actors to bring all of the returning and new characters to life as you have never seen them. Gone are all the stupid dumb women that played key roles that they should never have had to begin with. All the leading actresses in this film are strong and confident and is reflective of Jonathan’s directing style.

Thunderbirds (2004) FAB

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Jonathan Frakes came up with a winner with this live action adaption of the popular British mid-1960s television show Thunderbirds. The original was a puppet show and this film pays homage to that with one of the critical scenes in the film. When the 2 kids reach for the controls the had of a puppet is there for a few seconds. Anyone who has ever seen or grew up with the Thunderbirds, that one scene will touch your heart and soul. But the film itself is not with puppets, it is a full live action film with plenty of models and CGI to make it come alive on the screen. You even have full sized Thunderbirds in some of the sets to give you the full scope and size that they are. They even recreated a working full sized vehicle for Lady Penelope in all its pinkness. This is going to be a film that is going to be around for years to come.