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Star Wars August 26 2013 10:05 AM

Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
At the beginning of the second season William Riker's actor was replaced was there ever a reason given by the production crew?

King Daniel Into Darkness August 26 2013 10:06 AM

Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
It was funny the first time, Star Wars.

JarodRussell August 26 2013 10:11 AM

Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
The actor was again replaced in the feature film called Star Trek: Insurrection. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FILM! Talk about production and scheduling problems.

Tosk August 26 2013 02:54 PM

Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
Quote:

King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: (Post 8557489)
It was funny the first time, Star Wars.

But not very. :)

Nine of Four August 26 2013 03:49 PM

Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
My question is how did Riker grow a beard so damn fast in the actual show??;)

-:klingon:

The Old Mixer August 26 2013 04:06 PM

Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
That could have been maybe three weeks of growth tops in-universe. A reasonable amount of time to have happened between episodes, especially with the longer RL gap due to the writers' strike. I'd say maybe as much as six weeks happened between "The Neutral Zone" and "The Child"...enough time for that, Geordi and Worf's promotions/department switching, and the rotation of doctors.

Enterprise is Great August 26 2013 04:33 PM

Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
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Star Wars wrote: (Post 8557486)
At the beginning of the second season William Riker's actor was replaced was there ever a reason given by the production crew?

Patrick Stewart was tired of Frakes farting on the bridge set so they brought in his non fart prone identical cousin Wilfred.

Melakon August 26 2013 04:37 PM

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http://lunafutura.com/melakon/meme_picardfacepalm.jpg

Rarewolf August 26 2013 04:43 PM

Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
It was handy that his transporter twin came to the same choice in isolation.

jpv2000 August 26 2013 05:21 PM

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Melakon wrote: (Post 8558596)

:lol:

Riker was always my fave of the TNG crew, but the beard was icing on an already awesome cake. ;)

The Old Mixer August 26 2013 11:00 PM

Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
I was just watching "The Outcast" in Season 5 and was reminded of how Levar Burton was also awkwardly replaced for a few episodes....

Maestro August 26 2013 11:00 PM

Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
This thread made me chuckle.

The Old Mixer August 26 2013 11:20 PM

Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
This thread has persuaded me to make a confession....I replaced the original Old Mixer when he was 19. Over the 24 years since then, he's made a few brief attempts to reclaim his old life, but his efforts have ultimately proven to be futile.

R. Star August 26 2013 11:24 PM

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http://www.averagemarrieddad.com/wp-...e_facepalm.jpg

Mutai Sho-Rin August 26 2013 11:27 PM

Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced
 
Ummm - maybe not.

CLANG!!!


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