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Why does Commander Riker assume that the simulation isn't real?

Riker is not literally questioning whether the setting is a real place or a simulation. He is speaking about Amanda's infatuation. AMANDA: Don't you like me? Even just a little bit? RIKER: You're a ...
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How old was Commander Will Riker around S1E1 of Star Trek TNG?

In "The Icarus Factor", it was mentioned that he was born in 2335. "Encounter at Farpoint" takes place in 2364. So he was 29/28 years old.
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Has Riker ever made a comment about being called "Number One"?

There are two specific moments that I find directly relevant here: "Encounter at Farpoint" The very first time Picard calls Riker "Number One" is in "Encounter at Farpoint&...
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Why does Commander Riker assume that the simulation isn't real?

The original screenplay would suggest that Riker recognises that it's too perfect. It's quite literally the romance scene from a (bad) holo-novel with just the right amount of moonlight peeking ...
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Has Riker ever made a comment about being called "Number One"?

In the Next Generation episode "Disaster" the titular disaster strands Captain Picard and three children in a turbo lift. PICARD: Your name is Marissa. Is that right? Well, Marissa, I'm going to ...
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Has Riker ever made a comment about being called "Number One"?

The only instance I can think of is the two-part episode "Chain of Command". In that episode, Picard is relieved of command of the Enterprise, and is replaced by Captain Edward Jellico. As Jellico ...
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How old was Commander Will Riker around S1E1 of Star Trek TNG?

28 (probably) The StarTrek.com website gives Riker's birthdate as August 19th, 2335. Full Name: William Thomas Riker Date of birth: August 19, 2335 Place of birth: Valdez, Alaska, Earth ...
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From which episode of Star Trek TNG is the lower part of the picture?

Season 7, Episode 11 (Parallels)
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What is the origin of the "Riker Chair Maneuver"?

I know everyone thinks it's because of his back, but he says in a podcast that it started as a joke and he knew it was good and he had to keep doing it. Q: There was a recent video that went around, ...
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How old was Commander Will Riker around S1E1 of Star Trek TNG?

A copy of the TNG Series Bible from March 23, 1987 (ie - prior to the airing of Season 1) and attributed as written by Gene Roddenberry states Riker's age is 30:
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Are Riker's Q powers brought up in any episodes after the one where he acquired them?

Q's wager was that if he failed to tempt a human to join the Q Continuum he would "never trouble humanity again" "Q" (BROTHER) I recall no wager! PICARD: I'm sure your fellow "Q" remember you ...
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Has Riker ever made a comment about being called "Number One"?

Not exactly what you are looking for, but in "Rascals" (Season 6, Episode 7) there is the exchange where young Picard is pretending to be Riker's son. At the end of the conversation, he accidentally ...
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Since when is Riker "the best pilot there is"?

I can find no other references to Riker's alleged exceptional skill as a pilot. However he does have prior experience as a pilot, having served as conn officer aboard the USS Pegasus. Riker is more ...
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Why does Riker not have to be Admiral to command a fleet?

Being a Starfleet Admiral doesn't appear to be a pre-requisite for being granted command of a fleet of ships. In DS9: Sacrifice of Angels, Captain Sisko is appointed to lead the fleet (comprising ...
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Why did they abandon the idea of telepathy between Troi and Riker?

This may have simply been one of many pilot/season changes that get made when a show moves from a single pilot to a full season. It is possible that the telepathy was simply deemed too confusing/...
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Is the wordplay between Riker and Guinan original?

It appears to be original to Star Trek Started with a basic Google search on one of the distinctive quotes, followed by one specifically negating "Star Trek". Both times only returned references to ...
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Since when is Riker "the best pilot there is"?

In S01E01 "Encounter at Farpoint", Picard tests Riker by having him manually attach the saucer to the drive section after those were separated: DATA [OC]: The saucer module is now entering ...
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How much of "Frame of Mind" is a Riker hallucination?

The point at which Riker shatters is the point at which the script indicates that he's re-entered reality. Prior to that (and for the entire episode) he was suffering from an hallucination while under ...
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What deck are Will Riker's living quarters on?

The StarTrek.com website lists William Riker's quarters as being on Room 0912, first Deck 8, then Deck 9 William Riker - Startrek.com Presumably the Deck 8 reference relates to the Enteprise-D, Deck ...
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How often is William Riker bluffing?

Riker bluffs in poker at least twice on-screen: once in 2x09 "The Measure of a Man", wherein he introduces the concept to Data, and once(-ish) in 5x18 "Cause and Effect". (The poker game in question ...
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Why does Riker not have to be Admiral to command a fleet?

The problem here is a matter of POSITION, vs. a matter of RANK. One can command a fleet, or in current wet navy parlance, a "task group" or "task force". That is a position. One can be the rank of ...
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How many promotions did Riker turn down?

I'm not going to repeat what have been already well covered in the previous answers, but there is another likely command rejection that does not appear to be covered in canon (at least on screen, I ...
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How old was Commander Will Riker around S1E1 of Star Trek TNG?

Many of the sources cited are not absolutely canonical sources. Absolutely canonical sources, the episodes, give some clues about Riker's age. The 4th season episode "Future Imperfect" starts with a ...
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How many promotions did Riker turn down?

In addition to the examples given in previous answers, Riker also served as first officer aboard the Klingon Bird-of-Prey, the IKS Pagh, in "A Matter of Honor", and briefly relieved Captain ...

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