Another person Will called his best friend was Teller Conlon -- who later joined Will at Starfleet Academy -- onboard the USS Potemkin and the USS Yorktown. Riker followed and they fought hand-to-hand, with Riker eventually killing the Viceroy by knocking him down an Enterprise maintenance shaft.

The portal sensed Riker's great courage and dignity, while it only found deception with the Ferengi, leading it to grant Riker's request and release both ships. (Star Trek: First Contact), In 2375 Riker, along with the Enterprise crew, defied Federation orders and rebelled against the plan to relocate the Ba'ku people from their homeworld in order to harvest the metaphasic radiation from their planet's ring system. This would be proven correct as Worf would only glare or growl in response to Riker's antics. The entire crew survived, although Riker was disappointed that he would never have the chance to command the ship. Yuta was actually a Tralesta who had been genetically altered to deliver a microvirus to members of another clan, the Lornak, which the Tralestas had fought centuries earlier. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, 2nd ed., pp. They invited Reg Barclay to accompany them, wanting to introduce him to a mutual friend, Maril. They spent several nights together before Dr. Crusher discovered a way to restore the memories of the entire crew. Frakes stated: .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}, I started with the cattle call, then the casting director, the producer, then other directors, to Gene Roddenberry, and then through the Paramount execs, including the vice-president himself and the heads of television.[2]. Will held a grudge against his father for the following fifteen years. Q concluded by saying that had Quinn never existed, Q would have lost at least a dozen good opportunities to insult Riker over the years. Riker then fell into a coma, which was believed to be a side effect of Iresine Syndrome. While suffering from strain due to repeated telepathic contact with the Cairn, Lwaxana approached WRiker in Ten Forward and yelled at him, telling him to leave Deanna alone. Am Ende der Episode, als er der Enterprise befiehlt , auf den ehemaligen Captain Picard, jetzt Locutus von Borg, zu schießen, hat sich Riker zu einem selbstbewussteren Anführer entwickelt. Father: While there, the Enterprise command crew was invited to a reception at Arkaria Base. The preferred spelling of "Will" is not clear; scripts and closed captioning often alternate between "Wil" and "Will". Kurz darauf verließen beide die Enterprise, und wechselten auf die USS Titan, deren Kommando Riker übernahm. Während Captain Picard mit Moriarty über diese Möglichkeit sprach, wurde er von der Kopie von Commander Riker auf die Brücke gerufen. Einer von Rikers ersten Einsätzen für die Sternenflotte führte ihn auf den Planeten Betazed, wo er für einige Zeit eine Beziehung mit der Einheimischen Deanna Troi einging. (TNG: "The Icarus Factor") Riker also tried to convince Worf to donate his blood in order to save the Romulan Patahk, rescued from Galorndon Core in 2366. Upon learning of Fajo's status as a collector, the crew, deducing that their friend's death had been faked, quickly tracked down Fajo's ship and returned Data to the Enterprise. Will and Deanna again chose not to renew their romantic relationship at that time, but both saw it as an inevitability that they both looked forward to. At the same time, the Enterprise became infected with a hull-degrading bacterium, which it inadvertently transmitted from the Pagh. (TNG: "Man of the People") One of their favorite and most special locations was Janaran Falls. The USS Enterprise-D, substantially refitted and upgraded, was his flagship. The Phoenix was damaged during the attack, and several Enterprise-E crewmembers assisted Cochrane in repairs.

This may have contributed to his adult disgust at the idea of "enslaving animals for food." Riker needed to invent a new tactic on the fly. (TNG: "The Naked Now"), Riker was dismayed to learn of Troi's betrothal to Wyatt Miller in 2364. (TNG: "The Game"), When the Enterprise was affected by a Satarran memory weapon in 2368, Riker and Ensign Ro Laren felt an attraction to one another. Riker was distressed over the incident and felt terrible that he nearly cost Data his rights. Among other things, Picard taught the younger man fencing. The thorn contained an organism which began to attack Riker's central nervous system and caused him to fall into a coma.

Riker reported this behavior to Dr. Crusher, who uncovered Alkar's plan and broke his link with Troi. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint") They eventually decided to keep a professional yet friendly relationship. Jellico deemed Picard lost and refused to attempt a rescue mission.

While Picard and the rest of the senior staff protected the Ba'ku on the planet, Riker took the Enterprise out of the Briar Patch and alerted the Federation Council to the real issues surrounding the forced relocation. (TNG: "The Most Toys"), Data sought Riker's help and advice on several occasions. Frakes trat als Zwilling Thomas Riker in der Star Trek: Deep Space Nine- Episode " Defiant " auf, in der er sich als der andere Riker ausgibt, um das Raumschiff Defiant als Mitglied des Maquis zu befehligen . Riker learned his lesson, and the powers were taken away once Q was recalled to the Continuum. Aboard the Potemkin, he developed a tactic which involved using a planet's magnetic pole and shutting down all ship's systems to confuse an enemy vessel's sensors. He was disguised as a Tilonian merchant but was eventually discovered, ambushed, and drugged.

He also held the Academy Record for all-time highest score on the Starship Reconnect Simulator, a record that was still standing in 2364 (TNG novel: Encounter at Farpoint). Will und Deanna sind aus der Sternenflotte ausgeschieden, obwohl Will seinen Status als "aktive Reserve" bezeichnet. William Riker was promoted to commander and first officer of the newly launched USS Enterprise-D in 2364. (Tales from the Captain's Table), Soon after the Betazed ceremony, Will and Deanna transferred to the Titan.

The group transported to the Enterprise and found the last component, but Picard then shot Riker before returning to the mercenary vessel. With miscarriage not an uncommon occurrence, the medical professionals on the Titan did not consider any further testing after removing the fetus. Riker rescued his captain, fiancee and their bodyguards by taking the ship into the atmosphere beneath the Tezwan capital's shields, and then tow the one remaining Klingon ship's broken carcass from Tezwa. (TNG: "Frame of Mind"), In 2370, Data was damaged on a mission to Barkon IV. (PIC episodes: "Nepenthe", "Et in Arcadia Ego"), Also in 2381 Will and Deanna have their first child, named Natasha Riker-Troi.

Picard beschloss darauf, Moriarty zu schlagen, indem er die selbe Methode anwand. The last few auditions, I would be sent to Gene's office prior to going to whichever executive needed convincing on this particular audition. Nachdem die Vermutung aufgestellt wurde, dass es sich um Sabotage handeln könnte, macht Riker eine Bemerkung über "Privatschnüffler". Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The new President also hinted to her Chief of Staff that Admiral Riker had requested a posting back to his ship. In the episode, Riker's estranged father, Kyle, visits the Enterprise to offer his son the command of the USS Aries, which Riker refuses. Riker also emphasized the importance of the party system.

After the destruction of the Enterprise-D in 2371, Riker finally realized the depths of his feelings of Deanna. You know, I was her mentor." (ENT: "These Are the Voyages..."). Riker together with Admiral Erik Pressman in 2370, In 2370, the wreckage of the Pegasus was detected in the Devolin system. 13, 250). After moving with his family to Indiana in 1932, Riker graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis in 1938 and attended DePauw University in Greencastle (B.A., 1942).

Soon afterward he accidentally brought about Data's recovery, as it was Riker's suspicions – that since the hytritium, needed to purge tricyanate from the water on Beta Agni II, did so in seconds rather than hours, the water must have been poisoned – which launched an investigation of Kivas Fajo, who had provided the hytritium (in exactly the amount needed). Riker attempted to rescue the away team with a strike force, but a feedback in their systems halted the effort; rather than allow his crew to be discouraged, Riker made an announcement that they had made progress in learning more of the Caeliar capabilities and were finding the next attempt. Immediately Worf and Riker began to bicker. Titan finally began her primary exploratory mission of exploration in the Gum Nebula in late February of 2380, on stardate 57137.8. In order to close the link between the normal universe and the solanagen universe and seal a spatial rupture forming in the Enterprise cargo bay, Riker wore a homing beacon which was able to isolate the tetryon emissions emanating from the solanagen universe and allow La Forge to initiate a graviton beam to seal the breach.