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.

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by Ethan Alter February 28, 2013 3:04 pm
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I Love Jenni: Don’t Put Words in My Mouth

by Rachel Stein March 5, 2012 6:00 am
<I>I Love Jenni</i>: Don’t Put Words in My Mouth

I didn't watch Season 1 of I Love Jenni, mun2's unscripted hit about icon Mexican-American superstar singer Jenni Rivera, despite it being the highest rated reality series on Hispanic cable television in 2011. Honestly, I've never dedicated more than a few minutes of my time to anything on mun2. And -- here's the kicker -- I've never heard of Jenni Rivera before (which is slightly shameful, given her numerous achievements in the Latin music world)... but I do have many hours of reality TV-watching under my belt, and can recognize that there's something special about this series.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

by Ethan Alter August 30, 2011 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

See Nikita. See Nikita run. See Nikita shoot her gun and run some more.

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