Why Was The Actor Who Played William Riker Replaced

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Star Wars, Aug 26, 2013.

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Which Number 1 Was Number 1?

  1. Original William Riker

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  2. Replacement William Riker

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    83.3%
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  1. Star Wars

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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?
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    It was funny the first time, Star Wars.
     
  3. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  4. Tosk

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    But not very. :)
     
  5. Nine of Four

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    My question is how did Riker grow a beard so damn fast in the actual show??;)

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  6. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Auld Lang Mod Moderator

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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.
     
  7. Enterprise is Great

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    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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  9. Rarewolf

    Rarewolf Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It was handy that his transporter twin came to the same choice in isolation.
     
  10. jpv2000

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    :lol:

    Riker was always my fave of the TNG crew, but the beard was icing on an already awesome cake. ;)
     
  11. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Auld Lang Mod Moderator

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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....
     
  12. Maestro

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    This thread made me chuckle.
     
  13. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Auld Lang Mod Moderator

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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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  15. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    Ummm - maybe not.

    CLANG!!!
     
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