Star Trek: Picard being canceled has made Jonathan Frakes sad.
For fans, Star Trek can be a franchise that ranges in quality from show to show or film to film. While Picard and Discovery have not won over a lot of diehards or even new fans, it’s always important to remember that our least favorite shows may be a talent’s most loved show.
For Jonathan Frakes, Discovery has become a show that he has imprinted on pretty hard. It was the show that brought him back to the franchise for the first time in over a decade. Frakes last worked on Star Trek with the Enterprise television show, which he worked on as a director and actor.
Discovery brought him back as a director, and later Picard as an actor. So it’s not surprising at all that he would have some type of connection to Discovery, and feel a sort of way over its cancellation.
Frakes would go on to tell CinemaBlend that Discovery was like a new home for him, saying;
"I’m disappointed. In many ways, it was my new home show. When I started on that show in season 1, it was a return to the Star Trek world for me. So I had a very strong connection [to it]… I feel the pain. It’s show business, but it still sucks."
Jonathan Frakes thinks the series finale will be stunning
While the production has already finished, the show is getting some extra time to work on the product for the series finale. Frakes, who directed what would have been the final episode of season 5, has hyped up the idea for the finale of the show.
He’s quoted in the same interview as saying;
"I think they’ve got a stunning plan for a very satisfying ending."
So hopefully Discovery fans will get the ending they want.