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

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Old August 4 2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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While watching TNG for the first time..

..What was your impression of William Riker?
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Old August 4 2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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Re: While watching TNG for the first time..

Man that guy is tall! Why is he always leaning?
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Old August 4 2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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..What was your impression of William Riker?
Good character that should've been moved on after The Best of Both Worlds.
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Old August 4 2012, 01:37 PM   #4
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Re: While watching TNG for the first time..

He was very moody.
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Old August 4 2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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Re: While watching TNG for the first time..

From the pilot, my first impression was... "Looks like Kirk don't get to be captain this time"
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Old August 4 2012, 01:53 PM   #6
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Re: While watching TNG for the first time..

I had a very warped view of him, as I started to watch TNG during season 7, before it looped back to season 1. So with the change of uniform, the beard, some weight gain, and being seemingly less stiff, I wondered if the actor had changed!

I like him anyway. I enjoyed how he had more of a role during the first two seasons, even though that would later be supplanted by Picard, Data and Worf. I agree with BillJ - his lifespan as the Enterprise's first officer had expired after Best of Both Worlds, as he should have been promoted. He just sort of stalled at being Commander until Nemesis over ten years later.

But I suppose that's television for you. Still, he had a lot of charm about him, so even though he was just stuck in a career rut, he was likeable.
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Old August 4 2012, 01:57 PM   #7
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I don't recall. I like Riker, though.
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Old August 4 2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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Re: While watching TNG for the first time..

That he was kind of bland, actually. He didn't seem to have much of a well-defined personality, he was just sort of wooden and boring. Still one of the least interesting TNG characters all these years later.
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Old August 4 2012, 03:42 PM   #9
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I was a casual viewers during the first few seasons. I used to think the beardless one was a different actor/character than the one with the beard until I started watching TNG regularly.
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Old August 4 2012, 04:58 PM   #10
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Riker's a jerk.
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Old August 4 2012, 05:23 PM   #11
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Re: While watching TNG for the first time..

I remember thinking he was alright, nothing too special. Competent officer. But as I've rewatched the series over the years, he's growing more into one of my favourites for some reason.
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Old August 4 2012, 06:26 PM   #12
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Re: While watching TNG for the first time..

He looked like Potsie from "Happy Days"
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Old August 4 2012, 07:46 PM   #13
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I agree with BillJ - his lifespan as the Enterprise's first officer had expired after Best of Both Worlds, as he should have been promoted.
He was! And then demoted after saving the Earth and Picard! You're correct, would have made more sense for him to keep his promotion and have him or Picard move on to other things. But then if Stewart had left, could Frakes have held the show up by himself?

I would have loved to have seen how the idea the writers toyed with in "Second Chances" would have played out...
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Old August 4 2012, 08:18 PM   #14
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Man that guy is tall! Why is he always leaning?
Because of that horrid beard. It was made of lead, you know.

Men, take your lesson from that! Beards will cause you grievous back problems! And chopped off sword hands!
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Old August 4 2012, 08:43 PM   #15
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Re: While watching TNG for the first time..

Man! This guy likes doing his crew evaluation reports!
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