I mean the one with Riker on the screen.

Fire At Will

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    Hah! It's funny because that Riker would literally rather have Picard kill him than go back to his horrific, nightmare reality! :)
    – DavidS
    Nov 6, 2018 at 17:15
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    @DavidS Alternatively because that Will actually did get fired on and blown up. ...Or maybe that's not so funny.
    – jpmc26
    Nov 7, 2018 at 0:04
  • Ohhhh, so that's why the weapon's officers always wait for an order to fire, even in most obvious situations. It's because their XO hates firing at Will :) ("They cannot fire at Will/will") :) Nov 7, 2018 at 9:25

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    @Paulj It is often appreciated to go the extra mile though.
    – Mr Lister
    Nov 6, 2018 at 17:31
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    @Paulj the thing with your initial answer is that no one could know you had answered correctly without doing extra research themselves. Answers should really be self contained with the evidence in them to come to the same conclusion.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Nov 6, 2018 at 17:43
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    It was also a community kindness that folks with higher rep that know how to craft well-received and up-voted answers didn't just make their own answer that, though later, would likely receive more up-votes, but rather edited and offered suggestions for your admittedly correct and first answer :)
    – NKCampbell
    Nov 6, 2018 at 18:40
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    "but I answered precisely, without assuming what the originator of the question may or may not require" - one thing to consider is that in this community, and SE overall, you aren't just answering for the OP, but for posterity and Google to be a bit more crude. The more information you can add helps future searches looking for information about the topic in question. (This isn't to say you should duplicate the entire memory-alpha article, but more detail and text rather than links that may indeed go dead are helpful and appreciated)
    – NKCampbell
    Nov 6, 2018 at 18:49
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    @Paulj Your answer is yours, and you can feel free to roll back any edits made by other users if you disagree with them. We'd like you to join our community and feel welcome here, though, and downvoting a new(ish) user into obscurity only to have someone else post the same answer with more citations isn't the best way to encourage that. This particular question is fairly specific, so there's no need for 5 answers that all say basically the same thing (hence editing yours), but other questions on the site do have, and indeed benefit from, multiple answers with different perspectives.
    – Steve-O
    Nov 6, 2018 at 19:09

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