Riker has to quit his birthday party during a so far uneventful patrol voyage at the Neutral Zone to head an away team when a Romulan secret base is found on a planet which was believed uninhabited. He awakens 16 years later, as widowed captain of the Enterprise, just cured after 9 years of viral amnesia, with a son Jean-Luc. Even Picard, now an admiral who came to conduct with Riker, given his forgotten dealing with them, historical peace negotiations with the Romulans, loses all authority over him when he finally finds his late wife's image on the strangely slow-responsive computer... Written by
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The song Riker plays on his trombone is called Misty. See more
Shortly after Riker first wakes from his coma, Dr. Crusher explains that the computer has been slow all day, and that LaForge is running a Level 1 diagnostic to locate a faulty "processing attenuator." Later, after Riker sees the visual of Minuet and determines that this is all a scam, he confronts LaForge on the bridge and berates him for taking so long to track down a "processing accelerator." See more
[Riker has given a rather mediocre performance on his trombone at his birthday party
Counselor Deanna Troi
[after Riker has blown out the candles on his cake
So, what did you wish for, Will?
Commander William T. Riker
References Lost in Space
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more