"Don't forget the heart," Frakes told Inverse. "Before you eat it, don’t forget the heart!"
Frakes, best remembered for his role as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Commander William T. Riker, recently shared his thoughts on Tarantino's "wild" spin on the long-running franchise.
"I'm fascinated," Frakes said of the in-the-works collaboration between Tarantino and Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams, producing through his Bad Robot banner.
Frakes has a storied Trek history in front of and behind the camera, directing episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and, most recently, Star Trek: Discovery. Frakes also steered the big screen First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection.
Tarantino is expected to begin work on his Star Trek movie after his 2019 production centered around a TV actor and his stunt double during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Hollywood.
Frakes' installment of Discovery releases Sunday.