The Finest Crew in the Fleet by Adam Shrager
By Adam Shrager
A biography of the solid of "Star Trek: the following Generation", which finds information regarding the actors who starred because the team of the "Enterprise-D". It information their lives, their roles open air of "Star Trek", and their characters' improvement.
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Gene [was] so very non-Hollywood and really quite paternal,” Frakes recounted. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s first season offered Frakes the opportunity to develop his character in unique ways. Four first-season stories stand out as significant for Riker, and Frakes made the most of his opportunities. In “The Last Outpost”, viewers were treated to the first Federation contact with the Ferengi. Although Riker’s away team is taken advantage of by the fur-clad, whip-bearing Ferengi, it is ultimately Riker’s intelligence and the ethics of the Federation that impress the evil-yet-misunderstood alien entity of the week.
I was looking at the bridge of the Enterprise, and was thinking about how very theatrical it is—it actually has some of the classic elements of the Tudor and Jacobean stage: it has a raised area at the rear, it has a main acting area here, there the throne sits—the captain’s chair, right in the centre—it has downstage left and right entrances, upstage left and right entrances. ” Will Star Trek ever end for Stewart? “Oh, I’d like Picard to die eventually. ’” Acknowledging Star Trek as the “dominant association” in his career, Stewart spoke movingly at the November 1991 memorial service for Gene Roddenberry, a tribute that not only saluted Roddenberry, but also served to sum up Stewart’s feelings toward the impact of Star Trek on his own career.
He reminded Roddenberry that captains enjoy certain privileges and can even be eccentric. The Next Generation, to this point, had provided few opportunities to explore any of these facets of his character. The two aspects of Picard’s character Stewart emphasised most in his letter were humour and action. He felt that without more humour, Picard was too solemn, even boring. ” Stewart assured Roddenberry that he was in excellent shape for a man his age, and there was no reason his athleticism could not become part of Picard’s profile.