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Movie clip of the day!

Jonathan Frakes celebrates his birthday on August 19, and for Star Trek fans (including me), this is a day of observance as well. Frakes currently has garnered 84 acting credits in television, movies and video games, but his most famous role is Commander William T. Riker in "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

To mark the day, I could have pulled a clip from one of the four Star Trek films he starred in, but here's a classic from the small screen. In this two-part episode, "The Best of Both Worlds", The Borg kidnap Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and transform him into one of their own, so Riker takes command of the Enterprise. In the final moment of the part one cliffhanger, Riker utters three words which leave every Star Trek fan speechless.

I saw this episode when it originally aired in 1990, and it still leaves me chills, 25 years later.

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