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William T. Riker

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Year Event
2335
1Riker is born in Valdez, Alaska, on Earth.1
2337
2Riker's mother dies.2
2350
2Riker is abandoned by his father.2
2353
3Riker enters Starfleet Academy.3
2357
4Riker graduates from Starfleet Academy.4
5Riker is assigned to the Starship Pegasus.5
2358
5Starship Pegasus believed destroyed during tests of the phase cloak system. Riker assists Captain Pressman to cover up the truth about the loss of the ship.5
2359
6Riker and Deanna become romantically involved.6
 
  People :  Deanna Troi
7Riker is assigned to the planet Betazed.7
 
  Species :  Betazoids
2361
7Riker is assigned to the Starship Potempkin.7
7Deanna and Riker break up.7
 
  People :  Deanna Troi
Picture from 2361
7A duplicate of Riker is created during a mission to the Nervala IV.7
2363 Picture from 2363
8The USS Enterprise, NCC 1701-D, is launched.8
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Deanna Troi, Natasha Yar, Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi LaForge, Wesley Crusher
2364 Picture from 2364
6The Enterprise-D arrives at Deneb IV to inspect the Farpoint station. Beverly Crusher joins the ship as Chief Medical Officer. She brings her son Wesley to the ship with her. Also joining the ship are Commander William Riker and Lieutenant Geordi LaForge. The station is discovered to be a gigantic shape-shifting life-form which the native Bandi have imprisoned on the planet. With the help of the Enterprise crew, the creature is released.6
 
  People :  Beverly Crusher, Wesley Crusher, Geordi LaForge
  Species :  Denebian, Space Jellyfish
9The Enterpise-D encounters Q for the second time. Q attempts to corrupt Commander Riker by offering him the powers of a Q. Although tempted, Riker ultimately refuses and Q leaves in defeat.9
 
  People :  Q
  Species :  Q
10The Enterprise visits the planet Angel One to investigate the loss of the freighter Odin in 2357. Survivors from the Odin are discovered living on the planet, and although they are regarded as dangerour rebels by the local authorities, Commander Riker is able to convince the leader of the planet to spare them the death penalty and instead exile them to a remote location on the planet.10
 
  Species :  Angelian
Picture from 2364
11The Bynars hijack the Enterprise-D, using the ship's computer to store a backup copy of their home planet's computer systems and return it to their planet. Captain Picard and Commander Riker are able to regain control of the Starship and restor function on the Bynar planet.11
 
  Species :  Bynars
2365
12Commander Riker transfers to the Klingon Bird of Prey Pagh as part of Starfleet's officer exchange program. Although a misunderstanding leads to potential conflict between the two ships, Riker is able to defuse the situation successfully.12
 
  Species :  Klingons
2Kyle Riker visits the Enterprise-D; father to Will Riker and a former romantic interest of Pulaski, he is there to brief Will concerning a new Starship command he has been offered.2
 
  People :  Doctor Katherine Pulaski
13The Enterprise-D hosts Sirna Kolrami, who is to act as a referee for a battle exercise between the Starship and an old Constellation class vessel, the USS Hathaway. The exercise is interrupted when a Ferengi warship intervenes. Lieutenant Commander Data undergoes a crisis of confidence when Kolrami defeats him in a game of Strategema.13
 
  People :  Sirna Kolrami, Data
  Species :  Zakdorn
14Will Riker is infected with a parasite by a plant on Surata IV. Pulaski is able to defeat the parasite by provoking a series of negative memories in the unconscious Riker.14
 
  People :  Doctor Katherine Pulaski
2366 Picture from 2366
15In the aftermath of the Gatherer raid on a Federation facility, the Enterprise-D seeks to reintegrate the Gatherers with their original home on Acamar. The mission is complicated when the Acamarian leader, Marouk, proves to have a servant in her employ with a vendetta against the Gatherers. The servant, Yuta, is eventually discovered and killed by Commander Riker.15
 
  People :  Yuta, Sovereign Marouk
  Species :  Acamarian
16The Federation's Krieger Wave research facility is destroyed in an explosion as an Enterprise-D away team beam away from it. Commander Riker is accused of deliberately destroying the station to cover up an attempted rape of the wife of Dr. Apgar, the facility's director. Detailed investigation proves that in fact Dr. Apgar himself was responsible for the destruction of the station, the accidental result of an attempt to murder Commander Riker.16
 
  People :  Doctor Nel Apgar, Manua Apgar, Chief Investigator Krag
  Species :  Tanugan
Picture from 2366
17Picard is captured by the Borg and forced to become a member of the collective.17 He manages to relay information to the crew of the Enterprise-D which allows the Borg to be defeated by Riker whilst he is commanding the Enterprise-D in Picard's place.18
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard
  Species :  Borg
2367 Picture from 2367
18The Battle of Wolf 359 occurs. Thirty nine Federation Starships and eleven thousand personnel are lost in the battle. In the aftermath, the Enterprise manages to rescue Captain Picard and use his link to the Borg collective to destroy the ship.18
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi LaForge, Wesley Crusher, Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
  Species :  Borg, Humans
Picture from 2367
19Commander Riker is abducted by an alien child, Barash. Although subjected to a variety of illusions by Barash, Riker is ultimately able to break free.19
 
  People :  Barash/Jean-Luc/Ethan
Picture from 2367
20Commander Riker is injured in a riot whilst undercover on Malcor III. The accident results in an unplanned first contact with the Federation and the Malcorians. Although Riker is successfully rescued, the Malcorian leader chooses to decline further contact with the Federation. Malcorian minister for science, Mirasta Yale, leaves with the Enterprise.20
 
  People :  Mirasta Yale, Chancellor Avel Durken
  Species :  Malcorian
21Q recreates the legend of Robin Hood with the Enterprise-D senior officers in the outlaw roles, in order to force Captain Picard to admit that he is in love with Vash.21
 
  People :  Q, Jean-Luc Picard, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi LaForge, Vash
  Species :  Q
22The Enterprise-D transports the Trill Ambassador, Odan, to the planet Peliar Zel where he is to resolve a dispute between the planet's moons. When Odan is fatally injured in an attack on his shuttle, examination reveals that Odan lives in a symbiotic relationship with another species which he carries inside him. As the host body dies, Riker agrees to carry the symbiote for the time needed to complete this mission. Beverly Crusher, who had been in a romantic relationship with Odan, struggles with the changes of host and finally ends the relationship.22
 
  People :  Ambassador Odan, Beverly Crusher
  Species :  Trill, Peliar-zelian
2368 Picture from 2368
23The Enterprise-D assists the J'Naii in locating a lost shuttlecraft. Commander Riker falls in love with Soren, one of the J'Naii. The relationship violates J'Naii cultural norms, leading to Soren being medically modified to remove her affection for him.23
 
  People :  Soren
  Species :  J'Naii
2369
24Commander Riker is captured whilst on a covert mission to Tilonus Four. Although interrogated with a form of memory manipulation, he is able to escape and return to the Enterprise-D.24
 
  Species :  Tilonian
2370
25Captain Picard and Commander Riker discover that Arctus Baran's mercenary group is being manipulated by Romulan agent Tallera, who is seeking to gain control of a telepathic weapon. They are able to foil Tallera's plans.25
 
  People :  Tallera, Arctus Baran, Jean-Luc Picard
  Species :  Romulans, Vulcans
5The Enteprise-D discovers the wreck of the USS Pegasus, lost in 2358. The ship proves to have been experimenting with an illegal phase-cloak device, implicating Commander Riker and Admiral Erik Pressman.5
 
  People :  Admiral Erik Pressman
Picture from 2370
26Barclay becomes the first sufferer of Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome. A treatment developed by Beverly Crusher creates the disease, which causes most of the Enterprise-D crew to mutate to animal forms.26
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi LaForge
2371 Picture from 2371
27Worf is promoted to Lieutenant Commander. Data installs the emotion chip he acquired from Lore. The Amargosa star system is destroyed by Dr. Tolian Soran. The Enterprise-D is destroyed whilst attempting to prevent Dr. Soran from similarly destroying the Veridian system. Captain Kirk is killed attempting to stop Soran.27
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi LaForge, James T. Kirk
  Species :  El-Aurians
2372 Picture from 2372
28Captain Picard is assigned command of the Enterprise-E. He takes many of his Enterprise-D crew with him.28
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi LaForge
2373 Picture from 2373
29The second Borg invasion of the Federation. The cube is defeated by a Federation fleet including the USS Defiant and the USS Enterprise-E. The Enterprise-E subsequently travels back in time to 2063 in order to prevent the Borg from creating an alternate timeline in which the Federation is never created.30
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi LaForge, Reginald Barclay, Worf Rozhenko
  Species :  Borg, Humans
2379
31Riker marries Commander Deanna Troi. He accepts the captaincy of the USS Titan, leaving the Enterprise-E.31
 
  People :  Deanna Troi
31The Enterprise-E travels to Romulus to meet Praetor Shinzon. Shinzon attempts to destroy the Enterprise-E as part of a plot to launch a war against the Federation. Data is killed31
 
  People :  Jean-Luc Picard, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Data, Geordi LaForge, Worf Rozhenko, Reginald Barclay
2380
32The USS Titan penetrates the Gum Nebula region, discovering it to be the home of an entire ecosystem of spacegoing life forms. Included amongst them are the Crystalline Entities, Space Jellyfish, a Proplydian, Spinners, Starpeelers, and Sailseeds. In addition, the ship encounters the Pa'haquel, an avianoid species who lead an alliance aimed at combating the spacegoing life forms in order to defend populated planets against them. The Titan crew is able to broker an agreement between the Pa'haquel and the Space Jellyfish in which they will work co-operatively to reduce the level of violence involved in these activities.32
 
  People :  Deanna Troi
  Species :  Space Jellyfish, Crystalline entity, Spinners, Proplydian

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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 TNG 2 The Icarus Factor Riker was abandoned by his father 15 years earlier at the age of 15
2 TNG 2 The Icarus Factor
3 TNG 6 Chain of Command, Part 1 Jellico notes that Riker graduated in the class of 57; this is 4 years earlier
4 TNG 6 Chain of Command, Part 1 Jellico notes that Riker graduated in the class of 57
5 TNG 7 The Pegasus
6 TNG 1 Encounter at Farpoint
7 TNG 6 Second Chances
8 TNG 7 All Good Things The episode makes it clear that the ship is launched very shortly before the Farpoint mission
9 TNG 1 Hide and Q
10 TNG 1 Angel One
11 TNG 1 11001001
12 TNG 2 A Matter of Honor
13 TNG 2 Peak Performance
14 TNG 2 Shades of Gray
15 TNG 3 The Vengeance Factor
16 TNG 3 A Matter of Perspective
17 TNG 3 The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
18 TNG 4 The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2
19 TNG 4 Future Imperfect
20 TNG 4 First Contact
21 TNG 4 Qpid
22 TNG 4 The Host
23 TNG 5 The Outcast
24 TNG 6 Frame of Mind
25 TNG 7 Gambit, Part 2
26 TNG 7 Genesis
27 Star Trek : Generations
28 Star Trek : First Contact Geordi said the ship had been in shakedown for almost a year
29 Star Trek : First Contact Placed according to Stardate. This conflicts with Cpatain Sisko's mention of the recent Borg attack in the episode In Purgatory's Shadow.
30 Star Trek : First Contact
31 Star Trek : Nemesis
32 Star Trek : Titan, Book 3 - Orions Hounds
Series :  TNG Season 2 (Disc 3)
Episode :  The Icarus Factor
Comment : Riker was abandoned by his father 15 years earlier at the age of 15
Series :  TNG Season 2 (Disc 3)
Episode :  The Icarus Factor
Series :  TNG Season 6 (Disc 3)
Episode :  Chain of Command, Part 1
Comment : Jellico notes that Riker graduated in the class of 57; this is 4 years earlier
Series :  TNG Season 6 (Disc 3)
Episode :  Chain of Command, Part 1
Comment : Jellico notes that Riker graduated in the class of 57
Series :  TNG Season 7 (Disc 3)
Episode :  The Pegasus
Series :  TNG Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode :  Encounter at Farpoint
Series :  TNG Season 6 (Disc 5)
Episode :  Second Chances
Series :  TNG Season 7 (Disc 7)
Episode :  All Good Things
Comment : The episode makes it clear that the ship is launched very shortly before the Farpoint mission
Series :  TNG Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode :  Hide and Q
Series :  TNG Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode :  Angel One
Series :  TNG Season 1 (Disc 4)
Episode :  11001001
Series :  TNG Season 2 (Disc 2)
Episode :  A Matter of Honor
Series :  TNG Season 2 (Disc 5)
Episode :  Peak Performance
Series :  TNG Season 2 (Disc 5)
Episode :  Shades of Gray
Series :  TNG Season 3 (Disc 2)
Episode :  The Vengeance Factor
Series :  TNG Season 3 (Disc 3)
Episode :  A Matter of Perspective
Series :  TNG Season 3 (Disc 6)
Episode :  The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1
Series :  TNG Season 4 (Disc 1)
Episode :  The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2
Series :  TNG Season 4 (Disc 2)
Episode :  Future Imperfect
Series :  TNG Season 4 (Disc 3)
Episode :  First Contact
Series :  TNG Season 4 (Disc 4)
Episode :  Qpid
Series :  TNG Season 4 (Disc 5)
Episode :  The Host
Series :  TNG Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode :  The Outcast
Series :  TNG Season 6 (Disc 5)
Episode :  Frame of Mind
Series :  TNG Season 7 (Disc 2)
Episode :  Gambit, Part 2
Series :  TNG Season 7 (Disc 5)
Episode :  Genesis
Film: Star Trek : Generations
Film: Star Trek : First Contact
Comment : Geordi said the ship had been in shakedown for almost a year
Film: Star Trek : First Contact
Comment : Placed according to Stardate. This conflicts with Cpatain Sisko's mention of the recent Borg attack in the episode In Purgatory's Shadow.
Film: Star Trek : First Contact
Film: Star Trek : Nemesis
Novel :  Star Trek : Titan, Book 3 - Orions Hounds


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