RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,245
Posts: 5,438,901
Members: 24,958
Currently online: 403
Newest member: greatmovies

TrekToday headlines

Cumberbatch In Wax
By: T'Bonz on Oct 24

Trek Screenwriter Washington D.C. Appearance
By: T'Bonz on Oct 23

Two Official Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Oct 22

Pine In New Skit
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

Stewart In Holiday Film
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

The Red Shirt Diaries #8
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

IDW Publishing January Comics
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

Retro Review: Chrysalis
By: Michelle on Oct 18

The Next Generation Season Seven Blu-ray Details
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

CBS Launches Streaming Service
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.

Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > The Next Generation

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

Thread Tools
Old June 24 2013, 01:21 AM   #1
Fleet Captain
Sran's Avatar
Location: The Captain's Table
Riker's Hair in "Schisms"

The outset of "Schisms" sees Riker oversleep because of then-unknown experiments he was subjected to, so it's not surprising that he would forget to comb his hair before coming on duty. But why is his hair a mess for a most of the episode? Tired or not, he should have had time to comb his hair. It doesn't make sense that he would spend most of the episode looking out of sorts.

"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"
Sran is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 24 2013, 02:11 AM   #2
Kevman7987's Avatar
Location: Erie, PA, USA
View Kevman7987's Twitter Profile
Re: Riker's Hair in "Schisms"

I assume it must be visual dramatic license by the production in order to highlight how out of sorts Riker is for the audience.
"Don't do it, Meat!"
"Don't do it, Cheese!"
Kevman7987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 24 2013, 02:52 AM   #3
Mojochi's Avatar
Re: Riker's Hair in "Schisms"

Yeah, it would seem to be the only way to make him look restless or out of sorts. In his defense, it's clear he uses more than just a comb though

and it isn't just that one episode. It also happens in Night Terrors, Frame of Mind, Gambit, & Second Chances (Tom actually) Most of which indicate he's just lost access to his magic hair jelly, which he might have gotten from Data & seems to share with Wesley on occasion. lol

He manages somewhat better without it in First Contact though (The episode)
Mojochi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 24 2013, 03:09 PM   #4
Robert D. Robot
Fleet Captain
Location: Pre-Warp Civilization of New England
Re: Riker's Hair in "Schisms"

^ I think the problem was that -although Riker could have easily gotten his hands on another brand of pomade- he had lost access to his preferred pomade: "Dapper Dan"....
Robert D. Robot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 24 2013, 11:11 PM   #5
Mojochi's Avatar
Re: Riker's Hair in "Schisms"

I was thinking that myself. I almost posted "He's a Dapper Dan Man"

I'm sure he wishes he had in back in the 19th century, in "Time's Arrow" Whatever he was using there made him look like a total dork
Mojochi is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.