|William Thomas Riker|
William T. Riker
|Posting||USS Pegasus helmsman|
Betazed, starfleet detachment
USS Potemkin, security chief/tactical
USS Hood, first officer
USS Enterprise-D first officer/commanding officer
IKS Pagh first officer (exchange program)
USS Hathaway, acting captain for wargames simulation
USS Excalibur, acting captain for Romulan tachyon blockade
USS Enterprise-E first officer
USS Titan commanding officer
|Portrayed by||Jonathan Frakes|
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Frakes went to seven auditions over six weeks before being cast as Riker. 
For the first two seasons, Riker is portrayed as bold and confident, an ambitious young officer in the tradition of James T. Kirk. Over time, Riker's character becomes more reserved, as experience teaches him the wisdom of a patient, careful approach. He becomes comfortable on the Enterprise, repeatedly turning down offers of his own command, and he learns to cherish the company of his fellow officers. Nonetheless, Riker never quite loses his arrogant streak, nor his willingness to occasionally disregard the chain of command.
Riker's background is first explored in the second-season episode, The Icarus Factor. " The Icarus Factor " is a second-season episode of Star Trek The Next Generation. In the episode, Riker's estranged father Kyle visits the Enterprise to offer his son the command of the USS Aries, which Riker refuses. We learn that Riker grew up in Valdez, Alaska, that his mother Elizabeth died when he was two years old, and that he was raised by his father until the age of 15, when he left home. Valdez ( is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the US state of Alaska. In the episode, Riker has not spoken with his father for fifteen years, but they manage to partially mend their relationship over a game of martial-arts sparring called Anbo-jyutsu. Sparring is a form of Training common to many Martial arts. Although the precise form varies it is essentially relatively 'free-form' fighting with enough rules
Other notable episodes developing the character include:
Billie-At one point, early in Riker's career, he was romantically involved with a woman named Billie, prompting him to change his nickname from "Bill" to "Will" so as to avoid confusion.
Wendy Roper-When Riker is on Betazed and and begins liking Deanna Troi, he attends a wedding with Wendy Roper, the daughter of the Starfleet representative on Betazed, Mark Roper. He then becomes romantically involved with Wendy. Deanna Troi and Riker have an argument and when Deanna Troi comes to Riker's room at the Embassy to apologize, she is very hurt and angry to find him sleeping with Wendy and she leaves angrily.
Beata-During the First Season Riker, Tasha, and Deanna Troi are on a mission to the planet Angel One. Riker puts on a costume from that planet and shows it to Troi and Tasha. They laugh and Tasha says he looks sexy. Then he goes to Beata's room and says he is not in the habit of seducing leaders of planets, but. . .
Ensign Ro Laren-Riker and Ensign Ro Laren are normally very argumentative with each other, but when everyone on the Enterprise loses their memormy, they decide that they might be married and behave as such. When their memories return the relationship ends.
Carmen Davila-When Riker is on an away mission on a planet where Carmen Davila is working, she invites him on a date and he accepts, but she is killed by the crystalline entity before they can have it.
Soren-Riker, while working on a technical project with members of an androgynous species, he falls in love with one of them who professes herself to be female. However, she is brainwashed by her government and turns Riker away when he tries to rescue her.
Melody Minette Minuet-Riker goes into the holodeck one day and listens to jazz and sees a beautiful girl who says she has been waiting for him. They dance and kiss. Then he is disappointed when she no longer exists as a result of holodeck rerouting.
Before the beginning of the show, Riker was involved in an intense romantic relationship with Counselor Troi on her home planet of Betazed. Deanna Troi (di'ænæ is a main character in the science-fiction TV series Star Trek The Next Generation and related TV series and films In the fictional Star Trek universe Betazoids are a sentient humanoid species from the Planet Betazed, a member of the United Federation The two characters are close friends throughout the series, but their relationship does not resume until Star Trek: Insurrection, the third star trek film set in the Next Generation era, although Thomas Riker, the duplicate created by a transporter malfunction, attempts to re-spark their relationship in "Second Chances". Star Trek Insurrection is a 1998 Science fiction feature film the ninth based on the Star Trek television series The following movie, Star Trek Nemesis, begins with their wedding onboard the Enterprise-E. Star Trek Nemesis ( 2002) is the tenth feature Film based on the Star Trek television series They often refer to each other as "imzadi," which is a Betazoid term of endearment, meaning "beloved. Imzadi is a word in the fictional language Betazoid used in Star Trek the Next Generation and is a term of endearment "
During the course of Star Trek: TNG and TNG era movies, there has been an overwhelming recurring theme of ship command which William Riker was either offered or given through where Picard was unavailable and/or though special assignment. Listed below are ships that William Riker has been offered to command and has commanded in certain situations.
|Turned down command offers|
|Name||Class & Registry||Reference||Successor||Status|
|USS Drake||Wambundu class, NCC-20381||Star Trek TNG: Arsenal of Freedom||Capt. The fictional Star Trek universe includes several spacegoing species and groups listed in the articles linked below Borg starships Star Trek The Next Generation ( STTNG or TNG) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning science fiction television program created by Gene Roddenberry "The Arsenal of Freedom" is a first-season episode of Star Trek The Next Generation, first broadcast April 11, 1988. Paul Rice||Destroyed at Minos by automated weapons system|
|USS Aries||Renaissance class, NCC-45167||Star Trek TNG: "The Icarus Factor"||possibly Cmdr. The fictional Star Trek universe includes several spacegoing species and groups listed in the articles linked below Borg starships Star Trek The Next Generation ( STTNG or TNG) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning science fiction television program created by Gene Roddenberry " The Icarus Factor " is a second-season episode of Star Trek The Next Generation. Flaherty||Active, participated in Romulan Tachyon Blockade|
|USS Melbourne||Excelsior class, NCC-62043||Star Trek TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds"||Admiral J. The fictional Star Trek universe includes several spacegoing species and groups listed in the articles linked below Borg starships The Excelsior class is a fictional class of Starship in the Science fiction franchise Star Trek. Star Trek The Next Generation ( STTNG or TNG) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning science fiction television program created by Gene Roddenberry " The Best of Both Worlds " is a two-part episode from the third/fourth seasons of the Television series Star Trek The Next Generation. P. Hanson||Destroyed at Battle of Wolf 359, Flagship of Federation force at Wolf 359|
|Vessel||Class & Registry||Reference||Result||Successor||Current Status|
|IKS Pagh||B'rel class Bird of Prey||Star Trek TNG:|
"A Matter of Honor"
|Relieves Captain Kargan and assumes command of vessel||Captain Kargan||Active|
|USS Hathaway||Constellation Class, NCC-2593||Star Trek TNG:|
|Acting captain for wargames simulation||Unknown||Re-activated, participated in Romulan Tachyon Blockade|
|USS Enterprise-D||Galaxy Class,|
|Star Trek TNG:|
" The Best of Both Worlds",
and "All Good Things"
|Field promotion to Captain during first Borg incursion, otherwise alternate timelines and when Picard is not available. The Battle of Wolf 359 is a fictional battle between the United Federation of Planets ' Starfleet and the Borg Collective depicted in the Star " A Matter of Honor " is the eighth episode of the second season of Star Trek The Next Generation first broadcast on February 6, 1989 The Constellation class is a class of Starships once used by United Federation of Planets 's Starfleet organization in the Star " Peak Performance " is an episode from the second season of Star Trek The Next Generation. The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D (or Enterprise -D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century Starship The Galaxy class is a fictional class of Starship in the Science fiction franchise Star Trek. " The Best of Both Worlds " is a two-part episode from the third/fourth seasons of the Television series Star Trek The Next Generation. " Future Imperfect " is an episode from the fourth season of the Science fiction Television series Star Trek The Next Generation " Unification " is the title of a two-part Star Trek The Next Generation Episode, from the fifth season " Gambit " is a two-part seventh-season episode of Star Trek The Next Generation that grew from a Spec script submission from an Iowa college " Parallels " is an episode from the seventh season of Star Trek The Next Generation directed by Robert Wiemer from a script by Brannon Braga||Captains Jean-Luc Picard and Edward Jellico||Destroyed at Veridian III|
|USS Excalibur||Ambassador Class,|
|Star Trek TNG episode "Redemption part 2"||Acting captain during Romulan Tachyon Blockade||Captains Mackenzie Calhoun & Elizabeth Shelby (novels)||Destroyed (novels)|
|USS Enterprise-E||Sovereign Class,|
|Star Trek: Insurrection||Commands the vessel while Picard leads insurrection on Baku homeworld and on Sona vessel. The Ambassador class is a fictional Starfleet starship class that first appears in the Star Trek series Star Trek The Next " Redemption " is the name of a two-part Star Trek The Next Generation Episode. The USS Enterprise ( NCC-1701-E or Enterprise -E) is a Fictional Starship in the Star Trek The Sovereign class is a fictional class of Starfleet Starship in the Star Trek universe in service from the 2370s Star Trek Insurrection is a 1998 Science fiction feature film the ninth based on the Star Trek television series||Captain Jean-Luc Picard||Active|
|USS Titan||Prometheus Class,|
(Star Trek: RPG)
|Star Trek: Nemesis||Assumed captaincy of vessel. The USS Prometheus is a fictional starship in the Science fiction Television series Star Trek Voyager, appearing in the episode " Star Trek Titan is a series of Star Trek novels that take place after the events of the film Star Trek Nemesis, detailing the Star Trek Nemesis ( 2002) is the tenth feature Film based on the Star Trek television series Part of diplomatic task force to Romulus.||N/A||Active|
After appearing in dual roles in "Second Chances", a TNG episode in which it was established that Riker had a "twin" created years earlier by a transporter malfunction, Frakes appeared as the twin, Thomas Riker, in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Defiant," in which he impersonates the original Riker in order to commandeer the starship Defiant as a member of the Maquis. " Second Chances " is the 150th episode of the Science fiction Television series Star Trek The Next Generation and the 24th episode William Thomas "Tom" Riker is a Fictional Character from the Star Trek universe played by actor Jonathan Frakes. " Defiant " is an episode of Star Trek Deep Space Nine, the ninth episode of the third season
Frakes reprised his role of Commander Riker in the 1996 Star Trek: Voyager episode "Death Wish", and in the 2005 Star Trek: Enterprise series finale, "These Are The Voyages...". " Death Wish " is an episode of Star Trek Voyager. Plot Voyager comes across a comet inside which there is Star Trek Enterprise (simply titled Enterprise prior to season three is a Science fiction Television program created by Brannon " These Are The Voyages " is the 98th and final episode of the UPN television series Star Trek Enterprise.
|Captains of Star Trek vessels named Enterprise|
|Jonathan Archer||Robert April||Christopher Pike||James T. Kirk||Willard Decker||Spock||John Harriman||Rachel Garrett||Jean-Luc Picard||William Riker||Edward Jellico|