The Riker Maneuver is a 503(c) Non-Profit formed by Star Trek fans with the goal to erect a statue of Commander William Riker from 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'.
Valdez’s arguably most famous citizen wasn’t born here – yet. In fact, he’s not even real. Yet millions of Star Trek fans know the name and persona of William Thomas Riker, first officer of the USS Enterprise-D, as portrayed by Jonathan Frakes on Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent media. The writers of the television program incorporated into the character’s backstory his birthplace as being Valdez, Alaska, implying a thriving future for the community into the 24th century.
A statue of Commander William T Riker will be a great tourist attraction for the city of Valdez. Local businesses are also welcome to join in on the Star Trek fun by incorporating items into their scope of work. Some examples are a Will Riker pizza or a red beer or even a Trek-themed fishing charter.
About The Riker Maneuver
About Commander William T. Riker
Starfleet Number: SC-231-427
Born: August 19, 2335 in Valdez, Alaska, Earth
William Thomas "Will" Riker was a 24th century male Human Starfleet officer. Riker served as first officer for Captain Jean-Luc Picard for 15 years on the USS Enterprise-D and USS Enterprise-E before finally accepting his own command with the USS Titan.