Here's how Frakes thinks Capt. Picard could be in next Trek film

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

Think that Leonard Nimoy's return appearance as Spock in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot was the coolest thing ever? How about getting someone from Star Trek: The Next Generation in on the next Trek film, too? Someone like Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart). Here's what Jonathan Frakes has to say about it.

In an interview with NBC, the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D's own Number One, actor and director Jonathan Frakes, spoke about the Star Trek reboot and whether it precluded the idea that all the members of the TNG crew could reunite on the screen.

Here's what Frakes had to say:

I am very hopeful. I'm not sure where we would be — I happen to be a fan and a friend of J.J.'s and I think he's rebooted the franchise in the most successful and wonderful way imaginable. And I'm really excited about the second movie. I think maybe some version of what they did with Leonard Nimoy in the first movie would be the way to go: they would pepper in one of us. I would imagine they'd start with Picard if they could. It would involve our usual time travel/quantum anomaly/black hole/some sci‑fi version of how we all get there.

Do you think it possible for a member of TNG—especially Capt. Picard (he could teach the Picard Maneuver to Chris Pine's Capt. Kirk)—to appear in a future Star Trek film? Would you think it to be a good idea? And if so, which Enterprise-D character do you think should be the one to beam aboard Abrams' Trek reboot?

(NBC via Trek Web)