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Interviews | Jonathan Frakes
Riker recognition

Being recognised by the legions of Star Trek fans out there

Picture I was affected by being recognised, but I�m married to a very famous soap opera star named Jeanie Francis who plays Laura of Luke and Laura fame. We�re talking about Play It All on the Beeb. I was used to being with someone who was recognised all the time, everywhere we went - supermarket, restaurants, dry cleaners - so the the novelty was now to be recognised as Commander Riker instead of Mr Jeanie Francis, so that was the only change.

I think the fan base is just astounding, and we�re truly blessed by their loyalty. I think they�re loyal. I�ve said this before and a lot of people have, but I think they�re loyal because of Gene�s vision of the future being so positive - where people and races treat each other with respect, and there is no racism and there is no sexism.

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