The world of Star Trek is small in the grand scheme of things. Several actors and actresses worked together on projects both pre- and post-Trek, and of course, the lasting friendships formed by missions on starships.
Actor and director Jonathan Frakes is no stranger to the Enterprise, having played Commander William Riker for more than a decade across tv and films. He’s also returning to the franchise by directing three episodes of CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery.
Turns out, another notable Star Trek: The Next Generation actor showed up to visit him on set, and it’s one that has us remembering many years of an on-again-off-again relationship.
Marina Sirtis who played Enterprise Counselor Deanna Troi stopped by to hang out with her Trek co-star, and the smiles are everything for hardcore Riker-Troi shippers.
— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) May 5, 2018
“Surprise visit on the set of Star Trek CBS my Imzadi Marina Sirtis,” Frakes tweeted, along with an adorable photo.
Imzadi loosely translates to “beloved”, and is something Troi calls Riker during their first episode meeting of Star Trek: TNG. There is also the non-canon Star Trek novel by Peter David of the same name, which explores Riker’s assignment to Betazed and his early relationship with Deanna.
I would also like to point out the pair worked together (at least voice acting) on the Disney animated series Gargoyles, in a serious love-hate relationship the likes of which we hadn’t really seen in western cartoons.
We’re looking forward to seeing what happens on season 2 of Discovery, for sure.
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