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Old June 11 2013, 05:11 PM   #34
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Re: riker's choices

Blackhorse47 wrote: View Post
Riker's actions on the Pegasus must figure in this somewhere. The implication was that his actions were so bad he could get court-martialed, so perhaps he figured keeping his head down as second in command was the best way of avoiding being compromised later.
No doubt. The incident with the Pegasus came to light in 2370. Riker was awarded the Titan in 2379. The intervening years saw conflicts with the Borg, the Dominion, and the Klingons. Riker almost certainly would not have been given a command so soon after Pegasus. He had plenty of chances to distinguish himself following that, however, so it's not surprising that Starfleet would give him another chance after enough time had passed.

"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"
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