The Poker Table

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by alpha_leonis, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. alpha_leonis

    alpha_leonis Captain Captain

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    Now that's a game I would never join in. Consider who the opponents might be:

    • Data, who could memorize the positions and order of the cards
    • LaForge, who could see through the cards
    • Troi, who could tell empathically whether or nor you're bluffing
    • Worf, who could easily commit violence if he loses
    I'm sitting out this one, folks!
     
  2. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yet all of them routinely lose to Riker despite these advantages. ;)
     
  3. Mojochi

    Mojochi Commodore Commodore

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    Bah, if anything, that's a room full of pigeons to be plucked. None of them will cheat even though they could, & Riker knows Worf & Troi too well to let that get in his way. I bet the only competition he ever gets is from Beverly

    What they need is Ro, Picard & Guinan in that game & Riker would suck lemons a hell of a lot more, & O'Brien. I wished he'd have shown up for more than one game
     
  4. inflatabledalek

    inflatabledalek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Don't forget that classic of television Up The Long Ladder establishing he call tell if you're lying or not.
     
  5. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No, please.. lets forget that.
     
  6. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The writers sure did because people lied to Geordi all the time and he never noticed.
     
  7. Go Go L

    Go Go L Ensign Newbie

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    Yeah, you'd think Geordi would've use his superhuman abilities more often. At least to impress the ladies. He might have left Dr. Leah Brahms alone then. Or, maybe not.
     
  8. Mr_Homn

    Mr_Homn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well at least she let him play with her milkjugs in the alternate future.
     
  9. Mott the barber

    Mott the barber Commodore Commodore

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    :lol:
     
  10. Mr_Homn

    Mr_Homn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Sorry, all that "you soured the MILK!" talk between them got me thinking. I'm a bad person.
     
  11. Nacluv

    Nacluv Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It could have been worse. Q could have been one of the opponents, and he WOULD cheat.
     
  12. Mr_Homn

    Mr_Homn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Only if you're a bad Liar, which Riker isn't. So it's no wonder he still wipes the floor with Geordi at poker.
     
  13. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Riker has the kind of charisma where he could tell you that shit soup tasted like rainbow sherbet and you'd be likely to believe him.

    Not that I've, you know, done that or anything... :shifty:
     
  14. Mr_Homn

    Mr_Homn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yes, he's almost bill clinton-esque.

    Whenever Troi calls him "bill" in first season I think of slick willy.
     
  15. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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  16. T'Preea

    T'Preea Commander Red Shirt

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    I would love to sit in on a game with them just to people watch. I love watching people and the way they interact with each other. Of course, Riker is a bit of an enigma. How he can fool everyone, even Data; is a little baffling. I find that intriguing.
     
  17. Mott the barber

    Mott the barber Commodore Commodore

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    All the poker scenes were great but the one with Hawking in "Descent" was really cool.
     
  18. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    And yet, the only time Data's superior ability is used to win is when Riker tries to fool him with a card trick in the teaser for 'Legacy'.

    And its used to help save the day in 'Cause and Effect'.

    And the only time that's mentioned was in 'Ethics', where he tells Worf what kind of cards to use next time so he can't see through 'em! And he claims he only peeked after the hand was over.

    Meh...

    Because Worf was shown to be such a bloodthirsty Klingon durin' TNG?