Beyond being a star of Star Trek: The Next Generation and active director, Jonathan Frakes is also known as a host of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, the source of many popular Frakes memes. This week the actor returned to the role of mystery hunter, for a popular video game series.
Frakes looks for Unknown mysteries
It was just a week ago that Jonathan Frakes appeared in a promotion for a video game. That time it was tied to his work on TNG for Star Trek Fleet Command, but this week he is bringing back another role from the ’90s. On Tuesday the team behind the battle royale massive multiplayer game PlayerUnkown’s: Battleground released an episode-length mockumentary video styled like classic unsolved mystery shows. Jonathan Frakes plays “himself” as host of a show titled Mysteries Unkown “to unravel the darkest secrets behind the birth of the Battlegrounds.” Check it out.
Frakes is Beyond Belief
This whole promotion is built on emulating the show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction which Frakes hosted from 1998-2002. Two decades later the show lives on in memes and mashups, explaining why Frakes was brought back for a promotion aimed at young gamers. Perhaps the most popular mashup is a collection of clips from Beyond Belief of Frakes telling you you’re wrong.
Another favorite is Jonathan Frakes asking you questions.
“Mysteries Unknown” isn’t the first time Frakes has returned to mystery hunting. In 2019 he appeared in the German Netflix series How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast) to explore the mysteries of the Darknet.