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Old July 22 2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

The 'other' Riker is missing in action. Would you like to see him again ?

I'd like to see him come back into Treklit, and maybe even back to Starfleet. Nothing that has happened to the character so far is impossible to retcon...
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Old July 22 2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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Re: Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

I think a recent novel mentioned Tom Riker was dead. There are a number of Tom Riker stories that all sort of contradict each other - the DS9 comic ""Sole Asylum", Imzadi II and the Strange New Worlds DS9 short story "Promises Made".
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Old July 22 2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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Re: Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

He hasn't died 'on screen'. He could well still be alive !
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Old July 22 2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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Re: Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

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I think a recent novel mentioned Tom Riker was dead. There are a number of Tom Riker stories that all sort of contradict each other - the DS9 comic ""Sole Asylum", Imzadi II and the Strange New Worlds DS9 short story "Promises Made".
Which novel? I'd love to see him come back
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Old July 23 2013, 03:01 AM   #5
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Re: Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

Has potential...could turn up somewhere if tptb allow it
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Old July 23 2013, 03:11 AM   #6
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Re: Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

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I think a recent novel mentioned Tom Riker was dead. There are a number of Tom Riker stories that all sort of contradict each other - the DS9 comic ""Sole Asylum", Imzadi II and the Strange New Worlds DS9 short story "Promises Made".
Which novel? I'd love to see him come back
The Titan novel Fallen Gods says that Thomas Riker is believed dead. Which I guess could leave some wiggle room if anyone ever wanted to revisit the character.
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Old July 23 2013, 04:32 AM   #7
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Re: Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

As mentioned in another thread, Thomas Riker also shows up in in one of the Slings and Arrows eBooks, which were set in the lead up to First Contact.
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Old July 23 2013, 05:57 AM   #8
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As mentioned in another thread, Thomas Riker also shows up in in one of the Slings and Arrows eBooks, which were set in the lead up to First Contact.
Not exactly. Tom is discussed in "A Weary Life", but he doesn't actually appear in the story.

Personally, I prefer to think that Tom was recaptured after Imzadi II, then rescued by the Defiant in "Promises Made" It's not so much that I'm deadset against the character being killed off, if it was done well in a moving story. But to just mention in passing, "oh yeah, that guy totally died..."?
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Old July 23 2013, 04:24 PM   #9
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Re: Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

Perhaps Tom Riker has been in Titan all along...
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Old July 23 2013, 04:47 PM   #10
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Perhaps Tom Riker has been in Titan all along...
I pitched Marco that story for a Titan novel. He politely said no.
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Old July 23 2013, 05:04 PM   #11
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Re: Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

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Perhaps Tom Riker has been in Titan all along...
I pitched Marco that story for a Titan novel. He politely said no.
Maybe it's time to try another Tom Riker pitch ! It's obvious now that he's not been on Titan before, but he'd have to visit Will and Deanna in his 'comeback' appearance.

I'm sure he could be fitted in on the Aventine or even the Robinson afterwards.

P.S. You could do with a 'Writer' tag - ask the moderators !
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Old July 23 2013, 09:11 PM   #12
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Re: Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

MASSIVE spoiler for The Poisoned Chalice:
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Old July 23 2013, 09:25 PM   #13
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Re: Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

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MASSIVE spoiler for The Poisoned Chalice:


Troi would have to be the Worst. Empath. EVER. To never pick up on that.
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Old July 23 2013, 10:06 PM   #14
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MASSIVE spoiler for The Poisoned Chalice:


Troi would have to be the Worst. Empath. EVER. To never pick up on that.
Were you under the impression that she was a good one in the first place. "I sense hostility Captain", "Yeah. Thanks for the contribution Counselor"
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Old July 24 2013, 01:41 AM   #15
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Re: Time For The Return Of Thomas Riker ?

To that whole exchange.
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