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Whats with Riker and Turbo Lifts/Doorways?

unorthodox

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Report this Dec. 13 2012, 1:44 am

Pretty much through out the entire series, whenever Riker walks through a doorway and ESPECIALLY when he enters a turbo lift, he always does this weird thing where he tilts his head slightly and then turns around really fast... WHY???  It looks so retarded.  No one else in all of star trek does it. 


Was curious if anyone else has ever noticed this.  Anyone know why?  is it maybe something that his character is supposed to do, or some issue with the actor himself possibly something with the film set?

Nerah

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Report this Dec. 18 2012, 1:24 am

I noticed. Its his signature move!

quantumstring12

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Report this Dec. 18 2012, 7:24 pm

When Patrick Stewart hosted SNL years back, Chris Farley played Riker, and NAILED those head tilts. So yeah....a lot of people noticed!!!


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GulMadredTNG

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Report this Dec. 19 2012, 12:42 pm

Quote: quantumstring12 @ Dec. 18 2012, 7:24 pm

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>When Patrick Stewart hosted SNL years back, Chris Farley played Riker, and NAILED those head tilts. So yeah....a lot of people noticed!!!

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Seriously?  Do you have a link to YouTube?  I would love to see it.


GulMadredTNG

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Report this Dec. 20 2012, 10:03 am

Found it.  The skit is not that funny, but Chris Farley definitely nailed those head tilts.  http://fuckyeahtng.tumblr.com/post/2748442916/this-is-the-greatest-thing-i-think-ive-ever


Vger23

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Report this Dec. 20 2012, 10:10 am

Frakes said in an interview that the sets were not build very "tall" in some cases, so he always felt like he had to tilt to avoid hitting his head on a doorway or whatever. It makes sense when you watch it. Frakes is 6'3 easisly.

unorthodox

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Report this Dec. 21 2012, 5:47 am

whatched that SNL clip, haha. He gets the "fast turn around" too.


Yeah, Frakes looks really tall, that makes sense. Still doesn't explain though why as soon as he steps into turbo lift he turns around really fast. IMO that is even more pronounced than the tilting of his head.


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silvik123

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Report this Dec. 24 2012, 4:22 pm

Yep as Nerah said it's definitely his signiture move but Riker does not only does the head thing when by turbo lifts and doorways. I call it his "steering" because anytime Riker is walking down the bridge or going to the the higher portion of the bridge he walks  with that crooked head turning as though it steers him around the bridge. It's hilarious and I've come to love it.

flottanna

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Report this Dec. 25 2012, 1:51 pm

I've always noticed I just thought it was like a thing he did. And moved on.


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brad.bazemore

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Report this Dec. 30 2012, 6:49 pm

Maybe he is secretly OCD and it is some kind of tendency he has

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