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Thomas Riker
Lt. William Thomas "Tom" Riker
Species: human
Gender: male
Hair color: dark brown
Eye color: blue
Home planet: Earth
Affiliation: Starfleet, Maquis
Posting: USS Pegasus helmsman
Betazed
USS Potemkin second officer
USS Gandhi
USS Defiant commanding officer (illegally)
Rank: Lieutenant
Portrayed by: Jonathan Frakes

In the fictional Star Trek universe, William Thomas "Tom" Riker, played by Jonathan Frakes, is a duplicate of William Riker created by a transporter accident when Riker served as second officer aboard the USS Potemkin. The duplicate goes by their middle name (and, later, "Tom") to distinguish himself from "Will". Image File history File links Thomas_Riker. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal apes belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin for wise man or knowing man) under the family Hominidae (known as the great apes). ... The gender symbols used to denote a male or female organism. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... Human beings have many variations in hair color and hair texture. ... Eye color or eye colour is a polygenic trait and is determined primarily by the amount and type of pigments present in the eyes iris. ... Earth (IPA: , often referred to as the Earth, Terra, the World or Planet Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth largest. ... Starfleet Command In the fictional universe of Star Trek, Starfleet is the paramilitary defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP) with – as of the late 24th century – hundreds of starships and starbases at its disposal. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Maquis were a resistance movement made mostly of humans that refused to give up the colony planets that they lived on after they were ceded to the Cardassians as part of the treaty to end the war between the Federation and the Cardassian... USS Pegasus (NCC-53847) is a starship in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C), an Ambassador class starship The Ambassador class starship is a class of vessel in the Star Trek fictional universe, built in the early 24th century, and often seen in episodes of TNG. This starship follows a conventional approach to Federation Starfleet starship design, with... For the ship seen in Star Trek: The Original Series The Tholian Web and Star Trek: Enterprises In a Mirror, Darkly, see USS Defiant (NCC-1764). ... Lieutenant is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Jonathan Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director best known for his portrayal of Commander William Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Star Trek is an American science fiction franchise. ... Jonathan Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director best known for his portrayal of Commander William Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... William Thomas Riker is a character in the Star Trek universe played by Jonathan Frakes, who appears in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) and all the movies focusing on the TNG characters. ...


Thomas Riker first appears in Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Second Chances", when the Enterprise-D crew travels to Nervala IV, the site of the transporter accident. The crew discovers that while William Riker beamed aboard the Potemkin and continued his career, a duplicate Riker was unable to return to the ship and rematerialized in that planet's abandoned Starfleet outpost. Thomas largely attributes his ability to remain sane during his isolation to thoughts of reuniting with his at-the-time beloved Deanna Troi. The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Second Chances is a sixth season episode 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 in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... A list of planets in the fictional Star Trek universe: A Acamar III - Homeworld of the humanoid Acamarians, who finally reunited the marauding Gatherers into their worlds mainstream with Picards help in 2366; TNG episode The Vengeance Factor. Achrady VII - Site of a conference supposedly attended by Lwaxana... Commander Deanna Troi is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe, played by the actress Marina Sirtis in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG), Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise (the latter two only in guest appearances), and in several Star Trek films. ...


Tom serves aboard the USS Gandhi before leaving Starfleet to aid the Maquis. At some point, he shaved his sideburns and wears his beard as a goatee. In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's "Defiant", he leads a Maquis mission to steal the USS Defiant from Deep Space Nine. Commander Benjamin Sisko helps the Cardassians capture the ship and its crew on the condition that the Defiant be returned to Starfleet and that Tom Riker not be executed. In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Maquis were a resistance movement made mostly of humans that refused to give up the colony planets that they lived on after they were ceded to the Cardassians as part of the treaty to end the war between the Federation and the Cardassian... General Ambrose Burnside, who sideburns were presumably named after Sideburns are facial hair in front of the ears. ... A man with a full beard A beard is the hair that grows on a mans chin, cheeks, neck, and the area above the upper lip (the opposite is a clean-shaven face). ... Actor Jamie Foxx with a modern, minimal version of the Van Dyck beard: a goatee with moustache A goatee is a beard formed by a tuft of hair on the chin. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... Defiant is the title of a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, from the third season. ... For the ship seen in Star Trek: The Original Series The Tholian Web and Star Trek: Enterprises In a Mirror, Darkly, see USS Defiant (NCC-1764). ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, Deep Space Nine (or DS9) is a space station. ... Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, played by Avery Brooks, is a Starfleet officer and the main character of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Cardassians are a spacefaring race in the fictional Star Trek universe. ...


Non-canon appearances

In John Vornholt's novel Quarantine (part of the Double Helix series), Riker transfers to the sciences division after a conflict with the USS Gandhi's first officer. He wears a blue uniform and serves as a medical courier pilot. It is in this function that he ends up leaving Starfleet and falling in with Chakotay and B'Elanna Torres' Maquis unit. According to Quarantine, it was Chakotay's idea to steal the Defiant from Deep Space 9. John Vornholt is an American author. ... Starfleet Command In the fictional universe of Star Trek, Starfleet is the paramilitary defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP) with – as of the late 24th century – hundreds of starships and starbases at its disposal. ... Chakotay (born 2326) is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe, played by Robert Beltran, and was the second-in-command of the USS Voyager, to Kathryn Janeway in the science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. ... BElanna Torres, played by Roxann Dawson in Star Trek: Voyager, is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Look up Defiant in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Defiant can refer to one of several fictional Star Trek ships: USS Defiant disambiguation page. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ...


In the game Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars, Tom is rescued in a mission during the Dominion War and appointed to command an advanced battleship, the Achilles class USS Imperius. A later mission in the Dominion campaign requires the player to destroy the Imperius before Riker can take command and, if possible, destroy Riker's current ship (a Galaxy class starship). This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), a Galaxy class starship. ...


In Peter David's novel Imzadi II: Triangle, he is sprung from a Cardassian prison camp by Romulans led by Sela and forced to attempt to assassinate Klingon Emperor Kahless and Chancellor Gowron. Peter David Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) (born September 23, 1956) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. ... A word from the science-fiction television series Star Trek The Next Generation. ... Japanese internment camp in Canada, during World War II Internment is the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without due process of law and a trial. ... Romulans are a fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe. ... Sela is a fictional character on Star Trek: The Next Generation, the daughter of an alternate timeline version of Tasha Yar and a Romulan official. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Kahless the Unforgettable, (Klingon: qeylIS), is a legendary Klingon portrayed in the Star Trek: The Original Series by Robert Herron and in Star Trek: The Next Generation by Kevin Conway. ... Gowron is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
William Riker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1036 words)
William Riker was born to Kyle Riker and Betty Riker in Valdez, Alaska, Earth in 2335.
Riker served aboard the Enterprise-D until its destruction in 2371, and he went on to serve as first officer aboard the USS Enterprise-E upon its commissioning.
Riker, with the help of Counselor Troi, casts himself in several roles within the holodeck program, such as the ship's chef and as a MACO soldier.
Thomas Riker - Memory Alpha (929 words)
Thomas Riker's existence was discovered on Nervala IV eight years later when the USS Enterprise-D came to retrieve some scientific research that had been left behind.
Riker, with Major Kira as his unwilling passenger, headed for the Orias system, deep in Cardassian space, where the Maquis had learned that the Cardassians were building a fleet of warships.
Riker surrendered the Defiant to the ships loyal to Dukat, not those from Orias, and in exchange for his sensor scans of the Orias base, his sentence would be reduced to life imprisonment in a labor camp, while the rest of his crew would be returned to the Federation.
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