Not bad for an Alaskan-born trombone player. And the only thing cooler than the above is getting to talk to the actor who played him, which is exactly what we did when Jonathan Frakes beamed in to Transporter Room 3 to talk about the new Next Generation Season 3 Blu-ray set!
You can practically hear the 10-year-old Phil squeal as we talk all things TNG Season 3, "Best of Both Worlds," "The Offspring" and Frakes' special visit to the set of Star Trek Into Darkness.
And in honor of Frakes Day here at TR3, Star Trek: First Contact serves us up another Red Shirt of the week. So put on your best Riker beards as we chat with Trek's Number One guy (see what we did thar?)…
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