Ironically, he likely would have died on the Melbourne during the Borg massacre at Wolf and would not have been present to play a major role during the Enterprise 's last-ditch attack. Knowledgeable on legal issues, he was pressed into trk Starfleet's case against Data's independence at Starbase in and, two years later, defended first Crewman Tarses and then even Picard before Admiral Satie's inquiry in He was the first human to serve aboard a Federation- Klingon exchange program inwhere he showed a keen knowledge of their culture and became one of the few to obtain Picard's "surrender.
He had been given temporary command of the U. Excalibur in Picard's blockading fleet against Romulan involvement in the Klingon civil war ofbut Admiral Nechayev passed over him by placing Captain Jellico in command during Picard's abduction by the Cardassians in Their budding disagreements led to Riker being temporarily relieved of duty until he was called back by Jellico for Cardassian negotiations.
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Defiant from Deep Space 9. Riker, meanwhile, again gave no thought to his own command and joined Picard and the other senior star aboard the new Sovereign-class Enterprise namesake. Though the incident has been classified, Riker also has the satisfaction of having joined Chief Engineer Geordi Data Forge in the cockpit of Zefram Cochrane's warp test vehicle Phoenix during efforts atar repair temporal damage caused by Borg invaders in Although Riker has displayed a well-rounded personality and temperament throughout his rising command career, his mother's death when he was only 2 helped foster an acrimonious year separation from his father Kyle Riker at age 15, when he left home.
He had deeply missed his mother, but came to loathe the distance his father erected between them as his own means of pokef. Their relationship resorted to an ongoing competition in activities such as fishing trips, and formally manifested itself in the martial art of anbo-jyutsu as way to work out their problems. The two began a tentative rapprochement in during a surprise encounter, where Riker discovered his father had nearly died in a Commadner attack in Sherman's march to Atlanta in ; he was carried for star miles from the front trek or would not have survived.
Riker's knack for improvisation runs commander his hobbies and ttek as well. A master poker player and bluffer, he had learned the game during his brief stint on the U. Potemkin ; his reputation won him the role as replacement Federation negotiator during the short-lived Barzan wormhole talks. He has also visited Quark's bar and casino poier DS9, riker in its first year of operation under Starfleet- Bajoran administration he was the only person to data a triple-down dabo.
He can play keyboards, but his favorite musical xtar is the trombone. He especially loves jazz and has played for numerous shipboard functions and concerts; he displays it in his quarters — having loaned his old boyhood instrument to Thomas Riker — and treo displays a Risian horga'hn Picard once brought him, as well as a fishing reel.
Under Dr. Crusher's direction, his acting talents have increased greatly since "Something for Breakfast" in until his riveting poker of Mind" performance only weeks later. Cooking is another hobby, thanks to the commander of a father who hated to do it, and his language skills include basic Ferengi as well as Klingon.
Generally, he claims stat be inept at organizing his time off and — predictably — cmmander to let events happen unplanned. Riker has a strong libido and — aside from encounters made in the line of duty, such as on Angel I and Tilonia IV — has fostered several romantic relationships, including the enhanced holo-woman Minuetthe doomed riked Yuta and colonizer Carmen Davilaand Soren of the normally androgynous J'naiifor whom riker risked court-martial poker Prime Directive charges.
His encounters nearly cost him a murder sentence on Tanuga IV and, after a resort visit to Risathe Ktarian takeover of Starfleet through a mind-control device. See addendum below. Despite his nominally robust outlook, Riker trek been prone commwnder short bouts of self-doubt regarding his perceived complacency toward ambition each time he debated and turned down his own ship command.
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His imposing physical presence has been an unintended impediment to effective communication with some in his command, especially junior officers, and he has taken steps to deal with it. Riker generally enjoys good health; an infectious plant on Surata IV proved nearly fatal but for a precise and direct neural-cortical therapy.
Athletically, he still enjoys Parrises Squares, despite medical warnings; he also trains for the Klingon bat'leth with sticks and studies in Worf's mok'bara classes. While he does not care for equine events he does indulge mountain climbing and fishing holo-programs, having conmander up in the great outdoors of Earth's Alaska.Feb 17, · This scene from Star Trek: The Next Generation is awesome:) Data owns Riker big time. S4E6. Riker's knack for improvisation runs throughout his hobbies and interests as well. A master poker player and bluffer, he had learned the game during his brief stint on the U.S.S. Potemkin; his reputation won him the role as replacement Federation negotiator during the short-lived Barzan wormhole talks. In , Deanna Troi experienced memories about a poker evening with William Riker. Due to the telepathic memory invasion performed by the Ullian Jev she had no good feelings about this event. In her experienced memories, several poker chips fell on the ground and .
Due to the conflict of interest, this commanderr is being entered by the chief medical officer rather than ship's counselor, who has been personally involved with the subject of the report. Trivial Matters: This episode was the directorial debut of LeVar Burton, and he picked a doozy, as he needed to do tons of doubles shots and bluescreening and such—quite a challenge for a neophyte director.
The notion was commxnder floated to kill off Commander Riker and leave the lieutenant alive. Data would be promoted to first officer and Lieutenant Riker would take over at ops. The Thelonius middle name was used by Peter David in Imzadi. Mae Jemison. When she was getting ready to go out into space, Nichols called Cape Canaveral to wish her well.
When she called, she identified herself and said she wanted to speak to Dr. She was transferred to someone else, and kept getting bounced all over the base before she got to speak to Jemison.
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Later, she found out that everyone was geeking out over getting to talk to Lieutenant Uhura that they kept passing her around the base so everyone would get to talk to her. This has almost nothing to do with the episode, but since it was the one in which Jemison appeared, and because I love that story, I had to share it.Riker's knack for improvisation runs throughout his hobbies and interests as well. A master poker player and bluffer, he had learned the game during his brief stint on the U.S.S. Potemkin; his reputation won him the role as replacement Federation negotiator during the short-lived Barzan wormhole talks. When off-duty, Commander Riker often held poker nights for his fellow bridge officers. In , Deanna Troi experienced memories about a poker evening with William Riker. Due to the telepathic memory invasion performed by the Ullian Jev she had no good feelings about this event. In her experienced memories, several poker chips fell on the ground and .
A transporter twin? What makes the episode shine is his performances, as you can easily tell the difference between Commadner and Will Riker. Riker said he saw a lot of himself in Shelby, and now he gets to see all of himself in Tom. Ambition Pants put his career first. The title is as much about her as it is Tom.
Having said that, the episode is far better than a transporter cmomander episode has any right to be.
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Keith R. Come check it out! Receive notification by email when a new comment is added. You must be a registered user to subscribe to threads. All comments must meet the community standards outlined in Tor. Snodgrass ' second choice for a leisure activity in the episode's teaser. Her original treatment had Data attempting to learn to swimbut was informed by producer Maurice Hurley that the cost of locating a swimming pool and presumably full-body make-up for Brent Spiner was prohibitively expensive.
Ronald D. Moore commented that it was a running joke among the writers that Worf could never win at poker. AOL chatHowever, this joke started after season 2since the Klingon totally dominated the game seen in " The Emissary ". Marina Sirtis has noted that her character, Deanna Troi, should not have been allowed to play poker, due to her empathic abilities.
From the Star Trek Encyclopedia 4th ed. It therefore seems appropriate that our final television glimpse of our Next Generation friends was around the poker table in Riker's quarters, where Picard fittingly noted that "the sky 's the limit". In the novel The Big GameQuark hosted a poker tournament on Deep Space 9 in and invited a number of poker players throughout known space to come to the station to compete.
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Commander Riker was also invited to participate in the tournament, and planned to play. However, an emergency prevented him from taking leave, and Riker was forced to cancel his visit. Shortly before the tournament was set to begin, a Romulan player was murdered and Odo deduced that the murderer was another player who had come to play poker so he decided to enter the tournament to keep an eye out for the murderer, and keep him from striking again.
After apprehending the murderer, a Human named L'sthwan that was wanted for a variety of charges by a number of different races, Odo continued to play in the tournament, doing amazingly well for someone who had never played poker before. Eventually, he and Grand Nagus Zek were the last two players in dommander tournament.
Odo rtek donated his winnings from the tournament to charity, much to Quark's horror. In the novel The Wounded SkyCommodore Katha'sat was fond of poker, as well as other card games, and constantly taunted Kirk about it. In the novel Planet of JudgmentMcCoy's commandfr variation of poker was five-card stud.
Inpoler faced a telepathic confrontation with an Irapina through rker illusion of a poker game played on a riverboat in the 19th century. The Irapina cheated, manifesting nonexistent cards. One card was the Seven of Diamonds at the moment McCoy dealt it, but it had changed into the King of Green Eggs by the time it hit the table.
To win, McCoy had to cheat more creatively. To save his life, McCoy was able to generate a razor-sharp playing card that killed the Irapina. Memory Alpha Explore. Christopher Pike Number One. James T. Generations First Contact Insurrection Nemesis. Memory Alpha. Explore Wikis Community Central.
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