Number One Guy: Jonathan Frakes Helms <i>Leverage</i>, Talks <i>Star Trek</i>

After almost 20 years playing Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation and its assorted spin-offs, Jonathan Frakes got used to being called "Number One." But it was while still on TNG that he took that nickname a step further, taking the helm as the director of several episodes and parlaying that into a successful directing career. With several Trek series, two Trek movies and two Librarian TV-movies under his belt, he recently took on two episodes of the new TNT series Leverage, and this week's episode guest-stars three of his old buddies from the Trek set. We talked to Commander Frakes about J.J. Abrams' new time-warping take on Trek, his mission to Mexico City to direct a Lost-esque series for Fox, and why he wants to be promoted to Captain... America.

Sulu Does <i>Star Wars</i>: George Takei Talks <i>Star Trek, Clone Wars</i> and <i>Heroes</i>

For years, Star Trek and Star Wars have maintained a safe distance from each other, only meeting up in fan-made mash-up videos on YouTube. But in this new age of hope, a bridge has been built, and that bridge's name is George Takei. The actor who played Sulu in the original Trek series and in six feature films will be voicing a character in this Friday's episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a first for both franchises. We sat in on a Q&A with the actor to find out what it was like on the Dark Side of sci-fi, as well as what's coming up for him on Heroes.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

by Ethan Alter January 7, 2014 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Kevin Bacon probably regrets passing on that Footloose remake for The Following.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

by Ethan Alter November 19, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Catch up on a show you (along with pretty much everyone else) missed the first time around.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

by Ethan Alter July 30, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cinemax screams like a Banshee.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

by Ethan Alter April 30, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In one of the many highlights of Star Trek: The Next Generation's third season, Picard busts out his rendition of "The Borg in Me."

TV on DVD: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

by Ethan Alter March 26, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hey -- who elected her Vice President?

TV on DVD: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

by Ethan Alter December 4, 2012 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

In this case, father most definitely does not know best.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

by Ethan Alter July 24, 2012 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Boldly go to the high-def frontier.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, February 10, 2012

by Hillary Goldsmith February 10, 2012 4:14 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, February 10, 2012

Parks and Recreation will get a visit from the White House soon.

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