Hvad er oprindelsen til "Riker Chair Maneuver"?

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En video-kompilering af Commander William Riker, der sidder ned, har for nylig gået rundt på internettet. Det demonstrerer noget, jeg aldrig havde lagt mærke til før: Riker har en temmelig ... usædvanlig tilgang til stole på Enterprise.

                             

Er der nogen forklaring fra Jonathan Frakes, eller andre cast- eller produktionsmedlemmer, om hvor denne usædvanlige manøvre stammer fra? Er det en forsætlig påvirkning for at vise noget aspekt af Riker's personlighed, eller bare en måde, der stammer fra Frakes selv?

    
sæt Beofett 10.05.2013 / 15:02

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Der er angiveligt en rygskade bag manøvren. Fra et indlæg på Reddit og bekræftet af Wil Wheaton. Rul ned Reddit-indlægget for at finde sektionen indsat nedenfor. Svaret fra bruger 'wil' er Mr. Wheaton.

[–]AmishAvenger 1162 points 2 days ago*

Frakes had a back injury, caused by having a job moving furniture. The result is the "Riker Lean," where you often see him on set leaning on chairs or consoles, or with one leg propped up on something. You can also see his body is tilted a little when he's standing up straight.

I'd guess this has something to do with that. For each time we see him sit down, he probably had to do that same move dozens of times for each take. Just lifting one leg and sitting right down was probably easier for him than turning, contorting his back, and squatting down over and over. It's the same thing with the Riker Lean: he probably had no problem standing up for a few minutes, but shooting that show probably resulted in standing on set for hours on end. Dude had to find a way to work around his injury by leaning on things, or he wouldn't have made it.

EDIT: Apparently my highest-rated comment is about Jonathan Frakes' back injury, and how it affected his time on the set of TNG. Could be worse, I suppose...

[–]wil 906 points 1 day ago

Confirmed.

Source: I served on the Enterprise with Riker for 5 years.

    
svar givet 10.05.2013 / 15:47