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2013-10-27 12:49:31 AM  
Glad I found this while not working.
 
2013-10-27 09:27:39 AM  
Hahahaha, CSB:  I'm going to be Riker this halloween and yah I'm totally going to do personal space invadin' Riker poses all night long.

31.media.tumblr.com
/now that you've seen it, you will never unsee it whenever you re-watch TNG.
 
2013-10-27 09:29:59 AM  
 
2013-10-27 09:30:49 AM  
Press X to shaun.
 
2013-10-27 09:44:07 AM  
http://scrolldowntoriker.com/quotes.js

Not many quotes...funny idea, though.
 
2013-10-27 09:56:47 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Hahahaha, CSB:  I'm going to be Riker this halloween and yah I'm totally going to do personal space invadin' Riker poses all night long.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 477x353]
/now that you've seen it, you will never unsee it whenever you re-watch TNG.


Hand Banana: http://www.wimp.com/rikerbackrest/



Yep - I will never unsee those now. How, in all that time, did he keep pulling that off? Didn't a single director ever call him out on those mannerisms?

If Jonathan Frakes had learned comedic timing as a younger man, his acting career probably would have taken a very different path.
 
2013-10-27 10:15:57 AM  

Hand Banana: http://www.wimp.com/rikerbackrest/


I wonder if other characters do simlar things. It looks like the prop chairs are probably hard to pull out and sit in. Note in the last clip when Riker straddles the chair but the dignitary just sits down in the already pulled out chair because someone got up from it seconds earlier.  Its like it was scripted so he wouldn't have to pull out the chair to sit down.

I need to go watch a lot more TNG to get to the bottom of this.  In my mind, I feel like most people in chairs are already sitting down when the scenes begin.
 
2013-10-27 10:16:09 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Hahahaha, CSB:  I'm going to be Riker this halloween and yah I'm totally going to do personal space invadin' Riker poses all night long.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 477x353]
/now that you've seen it, you will never unsee it whenever you re-watch TNG.


Make sure you sit like Riker, too!
 
2013-10-27 10:51:00 AM  
Frakes is pretty tall. I think it was way easier for him to sit that way than pulling the chair out.
 
2013-10-27 11:00:36 AM  
What about plain old basic sex?
 
2013-10-27 11:18:01 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Hahahaha, CSB:  I'm going to be Riker this halloween and yah I'm totally going to do personal space invadin' Riker poses all night long.


/now that you've seen it, you will never unsee it whenever you re-watch TNG.


I've been rewatching TNG lately (I was still a kid when I watched it the first time) and holy shiat it amuses me so much how completely in people's faces Riker is. He literally has no concept of personal space or appropriate distance to keep from other people. He also gets weirdly intense and angry at inappropriate times (or, conversely, amused/laughing at inappropriate times).

It's like he missed some lessons on how to be a functioning human.

farking hilarious.
 
2013-10-27 11:46:29 AM  
Jonathan Frakes was a nice bit of eye candy on that show, at least early on.  He didn't age well, which is unfortunate, but at least there's a significant quantity of footage of him from when he was hot!
 
2013-10-27 12:11:09 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Jonathan Frakes was a nice bit of eye candy on that show, at least early on.  He didn't age well, which is unfortunate, but at least there's a significant quantity of footage of him from when he was hot!


Perhaps... But bearded Riker beats first season clean shaven Riker all day long. You can't be second in command of a Galaxy-class starship looking like you just got out of the Academy.
 
2013-10-27 12:40:38 PM  
FARKed.

Was anybody able to capture the frame with the two women giving him dreamy looks?
 
2013-10-27 12:52:15 PM  

Arachnophobe: BumpInTheNight: Hahahaha, CSB:  I'm going to be Riker this halloween and yah I'm totally going to do personal space invadin' Riker poses all night long.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 477x353]
/now that you've seen it, you will never unsee it whenever you re-watch TNG.

Make sure you sit like Riker, too!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMHAZwR-BdQ

The sound effect when he sits down STILL makes me crack up.
 
2013-10-27 01:01:45 PM  

clkeagle: BumpInTheNight: Hahahaha, CSB:  I'm going to be Riker this halloween and yah I'm totally going to do personal space invadin' Riker poses all night long.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 477x353]
/now that you've seen it, you will never unsee it whenever you re-watch TNG.

Hand Banana: http://www.wimp.com/rikerbackrest/


Yep - I will never unsee those now. How, in all that time, did he keep pulling that off? Didn't a single director ever call him out on those mannerisms?

If Jonathan Frakes had learned comedic timing as a younger man, his acting career probably would have taken a very different path.



I read somewhere it was a combination of things.
Frakes is 6'4", so as you can see, he can easily straddle sit the chair
Another was shot blocking and framing.

In the end it was considered just a character idiosyncrasy.
 
2013-10-27 01:19:14 PM  

clkeagle: Yep - I will never unsee those now. How, in all that time, did he keep pulling that off? Didn't a single director ever call him out on those mannerisms?

If Jonathan Frakes had learned comedic timing as a younger man, his acting career probably would have taken a very different path.


He's taller than the other actors and the chairs are short. He did it gracefully enough that you probably didn't notice until someone pointed it out. If he didn't you would have had to watch him awkwardly pull out the small-person sized chairs in every episode.

BumpInTheNight: Hahahaha, CSB:  I'm going to be Riker this halloween and yah I'm totally going to do personal space invadin' Riker poses all night long.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 477x353]
/now that you've seen it, you will never unsee it whenever you re-watch TNG.


I don't know if this happens in other shows. But I've paid more attention to blocking in Star Trek than in any other show. Everyone is ALWAYS in everyone else's bubble. People don't stand that close. Once I started to notice, I figured it was easier to fit people in the shot that way, and a wider shot would just emphasize how small the set is.

I'm watching Enterprise right now and Archer does it too. It's like personal space gets abolished on Earth in 2150, a ban that the Federation affirmed right along with the Prime Directive.
 
2013-10-27 01:30:51 PM  

RottNDude: MrHappyRotter: Jonathan Frakes was a nice bit of eye candy on that show, at least early on.  He didn't age well, which is unfortunate, but at least there's a significant quantity of footage of him from when he was hot!

Perhaps... But bearded Riker beats first season clean shaven Riker all day long. You can't be second in command of a Galaxy-class starship looking like you just got out of the Academy.


But one can be the actual commanding officer of a Constitution class starship on their first day out of the Academy, no beard required.

Moodybastard: clkeagle: BumpInTheNight: Hahahaha, CSB:  I'm going to be Riker this halloween and yah I'm totally going to do personal space invadin' Riker poses all night long.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 477x353]
/now that you've seen it, you will never unsee it whenever you re-watch TNG.

Hand Banana: http://www.wimp.com/rikerbackrest/


Yep - I will never unsee those now. How, in all that time, did he keep pulling that off? Didn't a single director ever call him out on those mannerisms?

If Jonathan Frakes had learned comedic timing as a younger man, his acting career probably would have taken a very different path.


I read somewhere it was a combination of things.
Frakes is 6'4", so as you can see, he can easily straddle sit the chair
Another was shot blocking and framing.

In the end it was considered just a character idiosyncrasy.


kind of like Patrick Stewart always adjusting his uniform when he stood up, even after they improved the threads and he really didn't have to.
 
2013-10-27 03:22:05 PM  
Am I the only one that noticed the hidden background image?
 
2013-10-27 03:30:14 PM  

Hand Banana: http://www.wimp.com/rikerbackrest/


Now THAT is funny.
 
2013-10-27 03:34:32 PM  
jonny_q: I don't know if this happens in other shows. But I've paid more attention to blocking in Star Trek than in any other show. Everyone is ALWAYS in everyone else's bubble. People don't stand that close. Once I started to notice, I figured it was easier to fit people in the shot that way, and a wider shot would just emphasize how small the set is.

Yeah, it's mediocre staging, is what it is. Sometimes it's the result of set or lighting limitations, but usually it's just bad camerawork or direction. If you start noticing it, you'll see it on a LOT of shows, quite frequently. Close-ups are meant to be intense, although actual audience studies suggests that they generally fail to have that effect compared to properly staged medium shots.

Still, bad blocking has stopped even being noteworthy since the shakycam craze. My personal feeling is that if the shaky camera movement is distracting, the show (or film) is a failure.
 
2013-10-27 05:52:25 PM  

RandomAxe: jonny_q: I don't know if this happens in other shows. But I've paid more attention to blocking in Star Trek than in any other show. Everyone is ALWAYS in everyone else's bubble. People don't stand that close. Once I started to notice, I figured it was easier to fit people in the shot that way, and a wider shot would just emphasize how small the set is.

Yeah, it's mediocre staging, is what it is. Sometimes it's the result of set or lighting limitations, but usually it's just bad camerawork or direction. If you start noticing it, you'll see it on a LOT of shows, quite frequently. Close-ups are meant to be intense, although actual audience studies suggests that they generally fail to have that effect compared to properly staged medium shots.

Still, bad blocking has stopped even being noteworthy since the shakycam craze. My personal feeling is that if the shaky camera movement is distracting, the show (or film) is a failure.


Shut up, or we will start using more lens flare.
 
2013-10-27 06:02:40 PM  
Does whatever it is not work on mobile? My tablet just loads what looks like a still frame of Riker and that's it.
 
2013-10-27 06:21:09 PM  

phillydrifter: Hand Banana: http://www.wimp.com/rikerbackrest/

Now THAT is funny.


I always noticed it, and it always looked to me like he was lifting his leg to pee.
 
2013-10-27 06:33:13 PM  

RandomAxe: jonny_q: I don't know if this happens in other shows. But I've paid more attention to blocking in Star Trek than in any other show. Everyone is ALWAYS in everyone else's bubble. People don't stand that close. Once I started to notice, I figured it was easier to fit people in the shot that way, and a wider shot would just emphasize how small the set is.

Yeah, it's mediocre staging, is what it is. Sometimes it's the result of set or lighting limitations, but usually it's just bad camerawork or direction. If you start noticing it, you'll see it on a LOT of shows, quite frequently. Close-ups are meant to be intense, although actual audience studies suggests that they generally fail to have that effect compared to properly staged medium shots.

Still, bad blocking has stopped even being noteworthy since the shakycam craze. My personal feeling is that if the shaky camera movement is distracting, the show (or film) is a failure.


I think it worked pretty well in BSG and Firefly. In each case it looks like someone trying to capture fast action on a hand-held cam, with the framing and zoom wandering a bit, and with focus corrections. In Firefly, they always used this when showing Serenity, While government ships were always presented in a rock-solid shot, which highlighted the heavy authoritarian presence of the government vessels as opposed to the ad-hoc, improvisational methods of the Serenity crew. Certainly neither was as horrific as the spate of "shakycam" commercials in the mid-1980's, where the camera was flying all over the damned place, even when shooting a seated talking head.
 
2013-10-27 06:45:34 PM  

buckler: Certainly neither was as horrific as the spate of "shakycam" commercials in the mid-1980's, where the camera was flying all over the damned place, even when shooting a seated talking head.


Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
 
2013-10-27 07:29:44 PM  

Brittabot: He literally has no concept of personal space or appropriate distance to keep from other people.


Now take that concept and square it.

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2013-10-27 07:50:19 PM  
www.geekosystem.com
 
2013-10-27 09:10:22 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2013-10-27 10:08:25 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Hahahaha, CSB:  I'm going to be Riker this halloween and yah I'm totally going to do personal space invadin' Riker poses all night long.


/now that you've seen it, you will never unsee it whenever you re-watch TNG.


Is that screencap from the episode Cause and Effect? Riker's pose in that scene turned out to be important to the storyline. I forget whether they had him standing that way before, but it certainly solves the problem of fitting a tall actor into a shot where everyone else is sitting down.

And who let him put his feet on the important computer equipment?
 
2013-10-27 10:31:27 PM  

jonny_q: clkeagle: Yep - I will never unsee those now. How, in all that time, did he keep pulling that off? Didn't a single director ever call him out on those mannerisms?

If Jonathan Frakes had learned comedic timing as a younger man, his acting career probably would have taken a very different path.

He's taller than the other actors and the chairs are short. He did it gracefully enough that you probably didn't notice until someone pointed it out. If he didn't you would have had to watch him awkwardly pull out the small-person sized chairs in every episode.

BumpInTheNight: Hahahaha, CSB:  I'm going to be Riker this halloween and yah I'm totally going to do personal space invadin' Riker poses all night long.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 477x353]
/now that you've seen it, you will never unsee it whenever you re-watch TNG.

I don't know if this happens in other shows. But I've paid more attention to blocking in Star Trek than in any other show. Everyone is ALWAYS in everyone else's bubble. People don't stand that close. Once I started to notice, I figured it was easier to fit people in the shot that way, and a wider shot would just emphasize how small the set is.

I'm watching Enterprise right now and Archer does it too. It's like personal space gets abolished on Earth in 2150, a ban that the Federation affirmed right along with the Prime Directive.


Same on DS9, which we just started watching. My wife was like "what, is Sisko about to kiss Odo? Why are they talking so close together?"
 
2013-10-27 10:47:25 PM  

Mister Peejay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMHAZwR-BdQ

The sound effect when he sits down STILL makes me crack up.


Me too, oh lord, me too.
 
2013-10-27 11:24:19 PM  

jonny_q: I don't know if this happens in other shows. But I've paid more attention to blocking in Star Trek than in any other show. Everyone is ALWAYS in everyone else's bubble. People don't stand that close. Once I started to notice, I figured it was easier to fit people in the shot that way, and a wider shot would just emphasize how small the set is.

I'm watching Enterprise right now and Archer does it too. It's like personal space gets abolished on Earth in 2150, a ban that the Federation affirmed right along with the Prime Directive.


There are cultures where personal space isn't part of common courtesy. I've worked with some people from India who were fresh in the country, and had to teach them about Americans and their personal space.  It's probably a side effect of over-crowding.
 
2013-10-28 12:55:43 AM  

clkeagle: Yep - I will never unsee those now. How, in all that time, did he keep pulling that off? Didn't a single director ever call him out on those mannerisms?


Jonathon Frakes is 6'5" or some such. He makes those poses to appear shorter against other cast members. Watch in scenes where he's just standing opposite Patrick Stewart et. al., he always lowers his head and leans over a bit to "shrink" himself. And of course, there's the Riker manuever: Sit down on a chair by swinging your leg over top of it.

Otherwise, the top half of his head would've been continuously out of the shot.
 
2013-10-28 05:59:53 AM  

mgshamster: There are cultures where personal space isn't part of common courtesy. I've worked with some people from India who were fresh in the country, and had to teach them about Americans and their personal space.  It's probably a side effect of over-crowding.


Personal space as a general concept is AFAIK universal. The specific distance given, on the other hand, does vary from one place to another. Adjusting can be quite difficult. It's common for people from a closer culture to find people they talk to unconsciously backing away while talking or those from a more distant one constantly feeling their space invaded.

I don't know if the deciding factor is crowding or something else. Of the ones I do know, the warmer climates have a closer conversational distance and the coldest temperatures the most distant.
 
2013-10-28 04:35:30 PM  

RandomAxe: jonny_q: I don't know if this happens in other shows. But I've paid more attention to blocking in Star Trek than in any other show. Everyone is ALWAYS in everyone else's bubble. People don't stand that close. Once I started to notice, I figured it was easier to fit people in the shot that way, and a wider shot would just emphasize how small the set is.

Yeah, it's mediocre staging, is what it is. Sometimes it's the result of set or lighting limitations, but usually it's just bad camerawork or direction. If you start noticing it, you'll see it on a LOT of shows, quite frequently. Close-ups are meant to be intense, although actual audience studies suggests that they generally fail to have that effect compared to properly staged medium shots.

Still, bad blocking has stopped even being noteworthy since the shakycam craze. My personal feeling is that if the shaky camera movement is distracting, the show (or film) is a failure.


I wonder if that has to do with aspect ratio. Back in the day when everything was 4:3, you had to get guys closer in order to keep them in the shot. Now that we see so much widescreen, the actors can spread out more and still be visible.

Look at this shot, for example:

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That's six actors all standing in about five feet of real estate on the set, layered so that you can see all of them. If the bridge is actually shot in widescreen, then you can move Riker off further to one side, and possibly Troi to the other side of Picard to lessen up the claustrophobia. They've obviously stacked everybody in there because they're all important to the plot, but the necessity of fitting everybody into the 4:3 ratio requires that they sardine up the bridge.
 
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