Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Trivia

You want Trek-geekage? I'll give you Trek-geekage.

What is William T. Riker's middle name?

Thomas
77(64.2%)
Thelonius
28(23.3%)
(other, will respond in comments)
15(12.5%)


Two of my readers are disqualified from answering this poll. yendi is one. The other ought to know who she is. :)

Bonus geekitude!

Yendi: "Can you imagine "Fear and Loathing" in the modern-day Vegas? Like in front of The Star Trek Experience?"
Me: "Fear and Loathing on the Starship Enterprise!"

I nominate murnkay to write that.

Yes, my brain is feeling much less foggy now. Actually, strike that. Reverse it. It's like I got my head barely above water, and I'm now vigorously doggy-paddling.

EDIT: The answer!


Thomas? Thelonius?

BOTH.

Peter David revealed in the books - Imzadi, I believe - that his middle name is Thelonius.

The writers of the TV show, ignorant of the established continuity, later gave him the middle name Thomas - and used it, of course, to name his transporter-clone.

Further fun fact - this was especially apt because the name "Thomas" means "twin".

His official name is now William T.T. Riker, so's to acknowledge both names.

I win!
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