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SignGuyHPW October 11 2013 07:03 AM

Why did Riker's father never return?
 
We only got one appearance of Will Riker's father and that was in season two. I kept waiting for a return episode. Maybe have him be captured by Cardassians or Romulans and The Enterprise get sent to save him?

teacake October 11 2013 07:46 AM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
He returns in the books. You'll wish he hadn't.

R. Star October 11 2013 07:47 AM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
Why? His first appearance wasn't exactly a hit...

MakeshiftPython October 11 2013 07:50 AM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
Because it wasn't DS9.

Melakon October 11 2013 08:22 AM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
Riker Senior was a bigger jerk than his son.

MacLeod October 11 2013 08:59 AM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
Because there was no need for the character to return, they did what they needed to do with the character within the episode.

MakeshiftPython October 11 2013 09:08 AM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
Yeah, it was pretty much a self-contained story that was resolved (father and son reconciling after a difficult relationship). If he ever had to return, it would have made most sense to see him at the wedding, assuming he didn't pass away.

Bry_Sinclair October 11 2013 09:23 AM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
No more serious "daddy issues" to overcome.

R. Star October 11 2013 09:25 AM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
Let's not forget the ultimate devolution of martial arts.

Use of Time October 11 2013 03:43 PM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
Papa was a rolling stone.

Mr. Laser Beam October 11 2013 03:48 PM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
Riker should have been concerned about one thing: Pulaski was almost his stepmother. :eek:

JirinPanthosa October 11 2013 07:40 PM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
Because just rolling out some character's family member and giving them a manufactured conflict which somehow involves the life or death conflict of the week is lazy writing? And after season 2 the writers didn't get lazy again until season 7?

JoeZhang October 11 2013 08:07 PM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
There is a cut-scene where Riker finds a holopicture of Troi and his Dad - he was never mentioned again.

Caretaker October 11 2013 08:42 PM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
Also, his father returned in some of the comics, along with a fiancée, which brought up even more daddy issues.

Nebusj October 11 2013 10:24 PM

Re: Why did Riker's father never return?
 
Quote:

Caretaker wrote: (Post 8757637)
Also, his father returned in some of the comics, along with a fiancée, which brought up even more daddy issues.

``Dad, you're ... you ... you met someone my age in an alternate timeline and brought her back and now you're marrying her? ... And she's ... Wilma Thomasa Riker? Oh, I gotta have a transporter take my body apart and scrub every single atom clean now.''


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