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

View Poll Results: Which Number 1 Was Number 1?
Original William Riker 1 16.67%
Replacement William Riker 5 83.33%
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Old August 26 2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced

At the beginning of the second season William Riker's actor was replaced was there ever a reason given by the production crew?
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Old August 26 2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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It was funny the first time, Star Wars.
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Old August 26 2013, 10:11 AM   #3
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The actor was again replaced in the feature film called Star Trek: Insurrection. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FILM! Talk about production and scheduling problems.
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Old August 26 2013, 02:54 PM   #4
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It was funny the first time, Star Wars.
But not very.
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Old August 26 2013, 03:49 PM   #5
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My question is how did Riker grow a beard so damn fast in the actual show??

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Old August 26 2013, 04:06 PM   #6
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That could have been maybe three weeks of growth tops in-universe. A reasonable amount of time to have happened between episodes, especially with the longer RL gap due to the writers' strike. I'd say maybe as much as six weeks happened between "The Neutral Zone" and "The Child"...enough time for that, Geordi and Worf's promotions/department switching, and the rotation of doctors.
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Old August 26 2013, 04:33 PM   #7
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At the beginning of the second season William Riker's actor was replaced was there ever a reason given by the production crew?
Patrick Stewart was tired of Frakes farting on the bridge set so they brought in his non fart prone identical cousin Wilfred.
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Old August 26 2013, 04:37 PM   #8
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Old August 26 2013, 04:43 PM   #9
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It was handy that his transporter twin came to the same choice in isolation.
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Old August 26 2013, 05:21 PM   #10
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Riker was always my fave of the TNG crew, but the beard was icing on an already awesome cake.
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Old August 26 2013, 11:00 PM   #11
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I was just watching "The Outcast" in Season 5 and was reminded of how Levar Burton was also awkwardly replaced for a few episodes....
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Old August 26 2013, 11:00 PM   #12
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This thread made me chuckle.
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Old August 26 2013, 11:20 PM   #13
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This thread has persuaded me to make a confession....I replaced the original Old Mixer when he was 19. Over the 24 years since then, he's made a few brief attempts to reclaim his old life, but his efforts have ultimately proven to be futile.
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Old August 26 2013, 11:24 PM   #14
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Old August 26 2013, 11:27 PM   #15
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Ummm - maybe not.

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