Oh.... Okana. I actually like the character he's like a failed attempt at a Han Solo while being a Malcolm Reynolds prototype.
But he's likable enough and I think the actor would have made for an interesting Riker. Though Frakes did a fantabulous job.
The episode itself overall isn't bad... Aside from the nonsense with Data, Joe Piscopo, and the "humor" attempts in it. Which was just terrible. The terrible Jerry Lewis impersonation is just painful on Deep-13 levels.