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Bio seen?Edit

Riker's bio wasn't shown in "Conundrum".--James Cody 17:48, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)

However, there was a bio screen prepared for him in the event the director chose to use a perspective over Geordi's shoulder. I'll modify the article to reflect this. -- SmokeDetector47 // talk 21:34, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)
And you know this how? --Alan del Beccio 11:23, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Why production pov? Edit

Maybe her name wasn't used, but the rest of this article seems to be from an in-universe POV. Only the note at the bottom is production. --LauraCC (talk) 16:06, August 5, 2015 (UTC)

The bio was prepared in case the directory chose to use a particular shot. It was unused in production. See the bgnote. Anything unused in production (but prepared for such/etc) is considered to be a "real world" article. -- sulfur (talk) 16:16, August 5, 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, but this isn't an article about the bio. It appears to be about all mentions of Riker's mom, whether she was named or not. So rename the page "Mrs. Riker" or something like that? --LauraCC (talk) 16:21, August 5, 2015 (UTC)

It would become part of an unnamed list. -- sulfur (talk) 16:34, August 5, 2015 (UTC)
I agree the current approach doesn't make sense; either something is real world or it's not, you can't schizophrenically mix and match aspects of both depending on what is convenient. But wouldn't the unused graphic be a valid production source, the same way we have alien species only named through background sources? That would make the article completely in-universe, only with a note stating the name was not spoken or shown on screen. -- Capricorn (talk) 06:44, August 6, 2015 (UTC)


The above discussion didn't result in action, but I think the issue is real and serious. So, take 2: I've nominated this page for a merge into unnamed Humans. Since her name isn't canonically known, that seems where she belongs. -- Capricorn (talk) 09:23, February 5, 2016 (UTC)

  • Comment: Shouldn't this article stay separate with little content like "In an okudagram prepared for episode X Betty Riker was the name of Will Riker's mother bla bla" while all the in-universe info is moved over to the page you're suggesting a merge with? I don't see a difference between this page and all the other items only mentioned in scripts for which we have separate pages. Kennelly (talk) 16:59, February 8, 2016 (UTC)

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