Advertisements Still watching, but had a couple of random thoughts. Riker has a beard...and some extra pounds. We all know he gained quite a bit of weight over the run of the series, but I never noticed before that it started so early. I guess I've never seen the S1 finale and S2 premiere back-to-back. The establishing shot of the Enterprise arriving at the blue planet appears to be precisely the same footage used when the Enterprise arrives at J25 in "The Best of Both Worlds". I'm not complaining, as that happens in TV all the time. It just stood out for me since I've seen BOBW several times.