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Questions tagged [riker]

For use when referring to the characters William (First Officer of the Enterprise-D and E) or Thomas Riker from the series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Use this tag for questions about the character, not those that merely mention him. Use this with the [star-trek] tag.

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When and why does an away-team member wear native clothing during negotiation?

In "Angel One," Commander Riker dons the clothing of Angel I before negotiating with Mistress Beata. He tells a snickering Deanna Troi and Tasha Yar, "On Kabatris, I had to wear furs to meet with the ...
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Why does Commander Riker assume that the simulation isn't real?

In "True Q," Commander Riker is whisked away to a planet of some kind (presumably) by the Q, Amanda Rogers. Amanda wishes to be romantic, but Riker rejects her, saying that "none of this is real." ...
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How often is William Riker bluffing?

Ensign Babyface Commander William Riker is a known poker player. We often see him playing with officers under his command. Most of them are aware of his bluffing skills. Isn't it pretty obvious for ...
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Is the wordplay between Riker and Guinan original?

In Season 2 Episode 10, Riker and Guinan try to show Wesley how to interact with a girl and have the following exchange: Riker: "Now, the first words out of your mouth are the most important. You ...
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Since when is Riker “the best pilot there is”?

In "Chain of Command Part II", we have this exchange LAFORGE: You know, this trip into the nebula's going to need someone who can do Titan's Turn in their sleep. These mines need to be laid within ...
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What deck are Will Riker's living quarters on?

According to this Wiki, Riker has two quarters. To clear up any confusion that may arise in advance, I am talking about his main living quarters - not the ones he takes his concubines to. I can't ...
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How much of “Frame of Mind” is a Riker hallucination?

In this episode, Commander Riker has trouble distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary. Are any of his experiences at the mental asylum real? What about his debriefing with Worf, or ...
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How old was Commander Will Riker around S1E1 of Star Trek TNG?

I checked Google and Picard's age was apparently somewhere around 59 at S1E1 and 74 at the end of the series according to a Trek Wiki. When I looked up Riker's age absolutely nothing came up!
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Are Riker's Q powers brought up in any episodes after the one where he acquired them?

In "Hide and Q", Q grants Riker the powers of a member of the continuum, only to have Riker vow to never use those powers again. Presumably Riker keeps those powers, he just never uses them. Is ...
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Has Riker ever made a comment about being called “Number One”?

Loosly based on this post, Is there a tendency for captains to call their first officers 'Number 1'?, where Captain Picard calls his first officer "Number One" instead of "Mr. Riker" as he would ...
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Why did they abandon the idea of telepathy between Troi and Riker?

In the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation: "Encounter at Farpoint", we have this dialog (and diapath): TROI [OC]: Do you remember what I taught you, Imzadi? Can you still sense my ...
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What is the origin of the “Riker Chair Maneuver”?

A video compilation of Commander William Riker sitting down has recently been going around the Internet. It demonstrates something that I had never noticed before: Riker has a rather... unusual ...
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How many promotions did Riker turn down?

A second season episode of The Next Generation I watched the other day had Cdr. Riker turning down an offer to command his own ship. I seem to remember other offers being rebuffed by Riker, though he ...