for Commander Riker
from Star Trek the Next Generation. The name originated from the observation that
has a beard
in any given episode, that
episode will be a good one (and, consequently, a beard
indicates a sub-par episode). Over time, "Beard
" came to replace Riker
's name, in that
he can be referred to simply as "Beard
" (or, the less cool-sounding, "The Beard
Nobody messes with
Beard, not even Picard.
Beard singlehandedly saved the Enterprise.
Wow, Beard went crazy in this episode!