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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old January 22 2014, 03:05 AM   #1
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Did You Ever Notice Riker Doing This?

I saw this hilarious compilation video of how Riker sits. Did you ever notice how funny he sits down? BTW, notice how he gets out of his chair at 0:17. How in the world did Frakes decide to start swinging his leg over his chair to sit down (or get up)?
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Old January 22 2014, 03:07 AM   #2
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Re: Did You Ever Notice Riker Doing This?

Good catch! Yea it is rather funny. XD
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Old January 22 2014, 05:03 AM   #3
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Haha, he got a little less flexible by the end.
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Old January 22 2014, 05:04 AM   #4
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Re: Did You Ever Notice Riker Doing This?

This was pretty much the most popular question at the San Francisco Convention. A lot of people (including myself) had to scramble to think of another question once someone asked Mr. Frakes about it. He has apparently seen that video.
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Old January 22 2014, 05:08 AM   #5
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Re: Did You Ever Notice Riker Doing This?

I dunno, when the back of the chair is below crotch-level and you have the dexterity and height to do it, why not?
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Old January 22 2014, 06:30 AM   #6
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Re: Did You Ever Notice Riker Doing This?

Flux Capacitor wrote: View Post
This was pretty much the most popular question at the San Francisco Convention. A lot of people (including myself) had to scramble to think of another question once someone asked Mr. Frakes about it. He has apparently seen that video.
What did he say about the video?
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Old January 22 2014, 08:09 AM   #7
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Re: Did You Ever Notice Riker Doing This?

I don't quite remember, I was too nervous about getting to talk to them.
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Old January 22 2014, 01:01 PM   #8
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Re: Did You Ever Notice Riker Doing This?

Actors have to not only say things that are contrary to reality, but they have to behave in such a way, as well. Between this and the Riker lean, it gave him his own, signature style ... something unique to the character.
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Old January 22 2014, 02:00 PM   #9
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The first time this video started to go around (probably a year or so ago), someone asked him about it and he stated it was due to an old back injury that he had, which made it difficult for him to sit in a chair "normally"
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Old January 22 2014, 10:50 PM   #10
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Re: Did You Ever Notice Riker Doing This?

Between that, putting his foot up next to Data's console, the way he cocks his head, the way he looks the opposite direction when he turns into a corridor, etc.

The man has a lot of odd mannerisms for sure.
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Old January 23 2014, 01:29 AM   #11
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Him putting his leg on Data's console and hunching is so he can stay in frame. He is pretty tall, after all.
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Old January 23 2014, 01:33 AM   #12
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Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Between that, putting his foot up next to Data's console, the way he cocks his head, the way he looks the opposite direction when he turns into a corridor, etc.

The man has a lot of odd mannerisms for sure.
As it 2takesfrakes said up thread, it makes for a distinct character. We're always looking out for these familiar mannerisms.
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Old January 23 2014, 01:34 AM   #13
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I like that even did one in a dismount.
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Old January 23 2014, 02:11 AM   #14
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Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Between that, putting his foot up next to Data's console, the way he cocks his head, the way he looks the opposite direction when he turns into a corridor, etc.

The man has a lot of odd mannerisms for sure.
Hahaha
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Old January 23 2014, 02:29 AM   #15
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jimbotron wrote: View Post
Him putting his leg on Data's console and hunching is so he can stay in frame. He is pretty tall, after all.
Years ago we had a "meme" here on the board where we called Riker "Stinknuts" because of that. The idea being that Riker is so promiscuous from all of the alien tail he was getting that he had a smelly crotch but he was proud of it and liked to have everyone at crotch-smelling level to him.
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