Spoilers Riker & Troi, still in Starfleet?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by MarsWeeps, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. Terok Nor

    Terok Nor Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2015
    Location:
    Rigel VII
    :rommie:
     
    SolarisOne likes this.
  2. Crewman6

    Crewman6 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2001
    Location:
    Over Macho Grande
    Spoiler alert - the USS Titan was actually a runabout.
     
  3. Crewman6

    Crewman6 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2001
    Location:
    Over Macho Grande
    They were having a perfectly nice, quiet little Alaskan life until Riker's new boss at the timber mill turned out to be Edward Jellico.
     
    Jedman67, Sidewinder and BillJ like this.
  4. Sisko_is_my_captain

    Sisko_is_my_captain Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    These are people who regularly live into their 130s or older. Health care is excellent. They don't apparently have to work to live.

    Point being, Riker and Troi in their 50s or 60s could take 20 yrs off from Starfleet to raise kids, then potentially carry out a whole second full career before they reach retirement age. If anything, the actors are too old looking to portray 24th century people of their chronological age.

    Future people ought to look more like we do in our 40s when they are approaching 60-70. I would hate to think that future tech just extended the geriatric years instead of extending the midlife years.
     
    FreddyE likes this.
  5. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    Annoyed by inappropriate use of the word "Need"
    I see no reason for them to carry on a second career. They could easily move from career to career rather than just do one.
     
  6. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2017
    But what do they do if they aren't in Starfleet? Just tinker around their home? I could see Riker maybe being a Ambassador much like his dad and Troi still is a counselor and see's patients she just not doing it while in Starfleet. As for the others I would like Worf to be captain of the Enterprise, Crusher head of Starfleet medical, Geordi unable to walk because of injuries from the Utopia Planitia shipyards and now spends his time using his engineering skills working and building equipment for people with disabilities like modern wheelchairs,new visors and so forth. Wesley is still exploring other means of existence and is now kind of this weird new age type. A cross between a hippie and Doc Brown.

    Jason
     
    FreddyE likes this.
  7. .:: TSN ::.

    .:: TSN ::. Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Finland
    He is. He just appeared in Doctor Sleep (2019) so he is still acting.
     
    cooleddie74 likes this.
  8. Shamrock Holmes

    Shamrock Holmes Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Uh... It was Lwaxana Troi that was the ambassador, Kyle Riker was/is a "civilian strategic attaché to Starfleet, specializing in the frontier regions. He was well-known in his field throughout Starfleet, having a reputation for being "hard as nails" and "getting the job done" (In the RW, he'd probably have been ONI, DIA or maybe even CIA).

    But that's potentially a bit of a nit-pick -- though I could see Will doing something like that -- and I broadly agree with the rest of your post.
     
  9. Racefuel

    Racefuel Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2016
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    I could see Riker being an instructor at Starfleet Academy and currently on leave.
     
  10. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    Escaped from Trumpistan
    With transporters, he could just be home for the day when Picard comes and sees him. But I prefer the idea that he and Troi simply left Starfleet.
     
    fireproof78 likes this.
  11. flandry84

    flandry84 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Location:
    Sunshine cottage,Lollipop lane,Latveria
    Alien seduction 101.Professor Riker.:luvlove:
     
    Ryan Thomas Riddle likes this.
  12. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    Speaking of instructors at Starfleet Academy: how about a Chief O'Brien appearance? Like Worf he was on both TNG and DS9.
     
  13. trekfan_1

    trekfan_1 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    This will probably be an unpopular opinion but there's more than life then being Starfleet/The Federation. This is something I've noticed in Star Trek in general. It feels they are presenting starfleet as the end all and be all for human endeavors. Occasionally you see glimpses of other life options: Picard's friend Louie being a director on earth, Bashir's father being an architect, Jake Sisko being a writer etc,. I wish more of this was present in StarTrek personally. So It's shouldn't be seen as odd if even someone who's had had a starfleet career take a sabbatical or consider other oppurtunities.
     
  14. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    Escaped from Trumpistan
    I imagine he is living on some agricultural colony with Keiko by 2399.
     
  15. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Location:
    Where No One Has Gone Before
    The thing I do appreciate about Picard is that it shows us the characters having moved on with their lives unlike the TOS movies where the characters, especially the supporting ones, felt stagnant.


    Last I heard, O'Brien wrote a holonovel staring himself as a railroad mogul trying to build a international rail system. Apparently writing it was hell on wheels. :nyah:
     
  16. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    Annoyed by inappropriate use of the word "Need"
    I tend to agree and it bothers me quite a bit.
     
  17. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    Escaped from Trumpistan
    In my personal interpretation of the universe, Cullen Bohannon is an ancestor of Christopher Pike. :techman:
     
  18. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    Escaped from Trumpistan
    Because the shows are set on the frontier on Starfleet ships and installations. Starfleet is a major part of the entire premise, why we see the arrowhead when they advertise the shows.
     
    Gonzo likes this.
  19. Gonzo

    Gonzo Guest

    Yeah, if you take the Star and Trek out of the show there isnt really much left in it, all you are left with is an ok drama at best and a soap opera at worst.

    Just look at what happened with the Caprica spinoff, it was always a risky venture from the start.

    There is a very good reason why Picard is already looking to leave the Earth.
     
  20. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2015
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    I'm curious, other than McCoy in the TNG pilot, where is there another example, in canon, of a human character living that long?

    I'm not saying that it's not true, I would think that it would be at that point. But it seems like a widely recognized fact, despite there not being much evidence of that kind of longevity in the shows or movies.