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m (And this is all from Insurrection, not from Night Terrors)
m (Um, the hydrogen venting incident did take place in "Night Terrors." Rewrote to make it clearer.)
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The tactic involved using the ship's ram scoop to collect volatile gas, in order to later expel and ignite it, creating wide-volume explosion to engulf attacking ships.
 
The tactic involved using the ship's ram scoop to collect volatile gas, in order to later expel and ignite it, creating wide-volume explosion to engulf attacking ships.
   
The term is informal, after completion [[Geordi La Forge]] states he "wouldn't be surprised if history remembers this as the ''Riker Maneuver''". The Enterprise crew themselves previously vented hydrogen into space to be ignited by another ship. ({{film|9}})
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The term is informal. After completion [[Geordi La Forge]] states he "wouldn't be surprised if history remembers this as the ''Riker Maneuver''". ({{film|9}})
   
:''Geordi's comment may have been merely jovial.''
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:''Geordi's comment may have been merely jovial. The maneuver is similar to a previously depicted incident in {{TNG|Night Terrors}} in which the ''Enterprise'' crew vented hydrogen into space to be ignited by another ship. ''
   
 
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[[Category:Maneuvers]]

Revision as of 13:00, May 25, 2008

The Riker Maneuver was a name informally given to an on-the-spot tactical move instigated by William Riker, temporarily in command of the Sovereign class USS Enterprise-E.

The tactic involved using the ship's ram scoop to collect volatile gas, in order to later expel and ignite it, creating wide-volume explosion to engulf attacking ships.

The term is informal. After completion Geordi La Forge states he "wouldn't be surprised if history remembers this as the Riker Maneuver". (Star Trek: Insurrection)

Geordi's comment may have been merely jovial. The maneuver is similar to a previously depicted incident in TNG: "Night Terrors" in which the Enterprise crew vented hydrogen into space to be ignited by another ship.
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