They boldly go where other men
just look like they're going. Mark Riccardi and Dennis "Danger" Madalone
are "Star Trek" stunt men. "It's fun,
and as long as we can keep it rolling, that's great," said
Riccardi, who like Madalone, grew up in South Plainfield.
Riccardi's final frontier? Doing
the dirty work for Johnathan Frakes, the actor who plays
Cmdr. William Riker on "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
Madalone is the stunt coordinator
for "The Next Generation" as well as the latest "Star
Trek" spin-off: "Deep Space Nine," supervising
all the stunt work on the two series. Both of them
show up from time to time in non-speaking roles.
Andy Seiler, Staff Writer
in Bridgewater, NJ