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Old July 24 2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Star Trek questions that need answering

Depending on how popular this is, I'll be posting a new question roughly every week. This thread is for those questions that Star Trek needs to have answered (well, in my opinion (so WARNING most of these will probably be kinda fangirly sorry ))
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Riker: Beard or no beard?



When I first saw him with a beard I thought it didn't suit him but once the new uniforms came in I thought it made him look more commanding.
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Old July 24 2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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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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Old July 24 2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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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.
So do you like Sisko with or without hair? I'd definitely go with.
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Old July 24 2013, 09:33 PM   #4
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I think Brooks was more comfortable with his head shaved. And it seemed to improve his performance. That's as close to a like/dislike you'll get from me.
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Old July 24 2013, 09:48 PM   #5
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Hmm that's true the character massively improved... You may have converted me :P
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Old July 24 2013, 11:19 PM   #6
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Riker is better with the beard. The beard commands/demands respect. Riker would never have had the guts to put his leg up on peoples' consoles and shove his crotch into their face without growing the beard first.

Sisko is better with the Van Dyke. The Van Dyke made him more dark/threatening and fit the war story they were trying to tell. Van Dyke Sisko is not a man to be trifled with.

Hmm. Had Riker been Sisko's XO instead of Worf, the Dominion War would have been over in a single episode. When their beard powers combine...
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Old July 25 2013, 12:13 AM   #7
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Riker with the beard, definitely. He looked way too young to be XO without it.

I think I liked Sisko best during the brief period he had both facial AND scalp hair.
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Old July 25 2013, 01:32 AM   #8
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Hmm. Had Riker been Sisko's XO instead of Worf, the Dominion War would have been over in a single episode. When their beard powers combine...
That is so true I would love to see that. The new film - Star Trek: Wrath of the Beards
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Old July 25 2013, 03:10 AM   #9
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James Kirk and the Giant Peach Fuzz.
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Old July 25 2013, 09:39 AM   #10
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I liked Riker better with the beard, but it also was a pleasant change when he had it shaved off all those years later in "Insurrection".
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Old July 25 2013, 10:59 AM   #11
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Third Nacelle wrote: View Post
Riker with the beard, definitely. He looked way too young to be XO without it.
Wasn't that kinda the point of Riker, he was a young hot-shot who was climbing the ranks quickly. Anyways, I'm more used to seeing him with beard, so I'd have to say I prefer him with it. It has been a while since I watched him beardless though.

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I think I liked Sisko best during the brief period he had both facial AND scalp hair.
I'm with you on this one, Sisko suited the hair and beard together.
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Old July 25 2013, 01:37 PM   #12
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IzzyatWarp9 wrote: View Post
Riker: Beard or no beard?
Beard, babyface was more fun but the beard got things done.

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Sisko with or without hair?
Without for the same reason.
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Old July 25 2013, 02:00 PM   #13
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With the beard, definitely.
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Old July 25 2013, 09:33 PM   #14
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Definitely with the beard-ola. Troi shaved it off in Insurrection and look how crappy that movie was!
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Old July 26 2013, 07:10 AM   #15
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Definitely with the beard-ola. Troi shaved it off in Insurrection and look how crappy that movie was!
Riker had a beard in Generations and First Contact and those movies sucked, too
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