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What Star Trek Alum Will Be Directing an Episode of Discovery?

Think Next Generation

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Megan Vick

CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery has recruited a member of the Star Trek family to direct an episode of the new series' first season.

Jonathan Frakes, known more popularly to Trek fans as William T. Riker from The Next Generationseries, will be stepping behind the camera for the next Star Trek adventure. Frakes' previous TV directing credits include Leverage and Burn Notice.

Even though Discovery takes place 10 years before the original Star Trek series, which was a prequel series to The Next Generation, it's nice to see that the show is keeping it in the family.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres Sunday, Sept. 24 on CBS before moving exclusively to CBS All Access.

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