Re: Star Trek questions that need answering
The beard was improvement. First season's baby-face Riker looked to me like Roger Korby's android making machine gone awry trying to clone William Shatner. Frakes definitely seemed more comfortable with the beard. It's like Avery Brooks and the Sisko hair thing.
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