Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes has got involved with a new sci-fi series which touts itself as the "first community-developed TV series". Frakes has directed an upcoming latest episode of the Current TV series Bar Karma (and cast his wife as a guest star). Watch behind the scenes video below, plus find out how you can submit online questions for Frakes.
Frakes directs for ‘community-developed’ sci-fi series "Bar Karma"
Bar Karma is a new sci-fi show on Current TV which premiered February 11th. The series is about a bar (known as "Bar Karma"). Here is the official synopsis:
Notoriously lucky billionaire Doug Jones wins Bar Karma on a bet. He soon learns that ownership includes more than pouring the perfect cocktail – a lot more. Every happy hour one lost soul wanders through the bar’s doors, finding themselves at a karmic crossroads in his or her life. The Bar Karma staff guides their patrons using eerie glimpses into the past, present and many possible futures. What would happen if you could change your fate? That’s the question Bar Karma sets out to answer. The show may begin with "a guy walks into a bar…" but Bar Karma always ends with someone’s life being changed…forever.
Jonathan Frakes has just directed the 9th episode for the season "Three Times A Lady", which will air in April. Here are a couple of behind the scenes videos with Frakes.
Frakes also cast his wife Genie Francis as the guest star in his episode, which airs next Friday .
Image from "Bar Karma" episode "Three Times A Lady" with Jonathan Frakes’ wife Genie Francis (2nd from right)
The show calls itself "the first community-developed television series" where viewers pitch their ideas online (something Trek fans have dreamed of for decades). Current describes the process thusly:
Harnessing innovative technology from the mind of video game legend Will Wright and storytelling expertise from television hitmaker Albie Hecht, Bar Karma will revolutionize the way TV is made.
And that’s by including you in the creative process.
Utilizing Will Wright’s StoryMaker Engine, you decide the creative direction for Bar Karma, the first community-developed television series. Impress the Bar Karma producers and community with your suggestions, and your name just might end up in the credits.
Our characters may help decide the fate of others, but you decide theirs.
It’s not reality television; it’s real television made by real people.
As part of that community oriented spirit, Current TV is offering fans the opportunity to ask Jonathan Frakes questions. You can submit questions on the official blog, via twitter, or on Facebook. More info on how to submit at the official site: CLICK HERE. Questions must be submitted by Friday, April 1 at 5PM (EST.)
Bar Karma airs Fridays at 10PM on Current TV.