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BoredShipCapt'n January 8 2013 01:10 PM

Tiberius
 
Was Kirk's middle name invented for the Animated Series, or had it been decided on before then?

Timo January 8 2013 03:21 PM

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IIRC, Roddenberry had a history of using Tiberius in the names of his heroes, as well as a more generic history (and future) of using exotic middle names beginning with T. TNG kept up the tradition with William T. Riker, although when the time came to decide on what the T really stood for, long after Roddenberry's involvement in the show, they copped out of Tecumseh and chose the bland Thomas instead.

I'd think the expansion of the middle initial was decided upon during the original show, perhaps many times over - and whatever choice TAS would have made, they would have had a document or three to prove that Roddenberry had suggested the very thing earlier on. :devil:

Timo Saloniemi

iguana_tonante January 8 2013 03:31 PM

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He will always be James Riberius Kirk to me.

BoredShipCapt'n January 8 2013 05:37 PM

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iguana_tonante wrote: (Post 7504318)
He will always be James Riberius Kirk to me.

Gary Mitchell was a big Scooby-Doo fan. :lol:

A beaker full of death January 8 2013 07:15 PM

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R'uh-R'oh.

Tiberius January 8 2013 10:19 PM

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In one of Peter David's books (I think it was Imzadi), Riker's middle name was Thelonius.

TrickyDickie January 8 2013 10:35 PM

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Emperor Tiberius was what the bad Kirk called himself in the mirror universe trilogy by Shatner and the Reeves-Stevens'. Gave the character that Caligula-ish quality....older and even worse than what we saw in the TOS episode. The name was definitely used to good advantage in those books. He had McCoy hung for treason, among other things. :wtf::klingon:

A beaker full of death January 9 2013 12:13 AM

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Tiberius wrote: (Post 7506199)
In one of Peter David's books (I think it was Imzadi), Riker's middle name was Thelonius.

I remember that. It was a brilliant character idea.

Kamdan January 9 2013 12:22 AM

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iguana_tonante wrote: (Post 7504318)
He will always be James Riberius Kirk to me.

I thought it stood for Rice.

Ar-Pharazon January 9 2013 12:30 AM

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Wasn't there a novel in which McCoy called Riker "William T. (not for Tiberius) Riker" ?

Nerys Myk January 9 2013 12:50 AM

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Kamdan wrote: (Post 7506787)
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iguana_tonante wrote: (Post 7504318)
He will always be James Riberius Kirk to me.

I thought it stood for Rice.

It stood for Romulus. You can see why he changed it.

King Daniel Into Darkness January 9 2013 01:14 AM

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David Gerrold claims in the commentary for "Bem" that he picked Tiberius as the most outrageous "T" name he could think of, and was suprised when Rodenberry and co. okayed it.

Nerys Myk January 9 2013 01:18 AM

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King Daniel wrote: (Post 7506970)
David Gerrold claims in the commentary for "Bem" that he picked Tiberius as the most outrageous "T" name he could think of, and was suprised when Rodenberry and co. okayed it.

Since Roddenberry used "Tiberius" as the middle name of the lead his "The Lieutenant" TV series, I don't see why he would object.

NTRPRZ January 9 2013 02:27 AM

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Our new cat's name is Tiberius. Actually, it is his middle name -- J. Tiberius Katz.

We call him "Ty" for short.


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