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November 14, 2001 9:52 AM   Subscribe

Wesley Crusher returns! Yes, Star Trek fans, Wesley Crusher will return for the (supposedly) last of the series, Star Trek X. Right on, we get to find out how much intergalactic tail Mr. C has been getting while swooping around the universe.
posted by Hildegarde (36 comments total)

 
This also means that we get to watch the production of this last movie through wil's blog. Kick ass, that will be great fun to watch. :)
posted by Hildegarde at 9:55 AM on November 14, 2001


It's about time -- it so sucks that his writers made out such a horrible characterization, and that the writer's strike forced them to use those plots....

Wil is a good guy, and this will help his career so much.
posted by dwivian at 10:02 AM on November 14, 2001


geek girls, it's time to whip out those wil wheaton posters that you know you've been hiding.
posted by moz at 10:09 AM on November 14, 2001


Nosed around his site, and in the gallery section, we have this little gem... "If you are looking for pictures of me shirtless as a 12 year old, so you can touch yourself, you are a sick f*, and can leave now."

I always wondered how grown child actors felt about their (particularly) adoring fans.
posted by silusGROK at 10:19 AM on November 14, 2001


Actualy, according to the blog entry, this will be the last film involving the TNG characters, not the last startrack film ever. I don't know what would follow, I mean DS9 was cool and all, but it didn't nearly have the following of TNG, and Voyager? GOD NO.

Anyway, now that I've apperantly outed myself as a pathetic geek...
posted by delmoi at 10:32 AM on November 14, 2001


Personally, I would love a Voyager movie.

Also, any new movies with the BORG would be _way_ cool.
posted by silusGROK at 10:44 AM on November 14, 2001


[DS9] didn't nearly have the following of TNG, and Voyager?

Say what? Voyager was the black sheep of the family.
posted by fleener at 10:45 AM on November 14, 2001


i don't care, really, if DS9 has a movie made for it. what i would like to see are more movies in which avery brooks is a major actor. he was really good; it looks as though his last major acting role was in American History X.
posted by moz at 10:51 AM on November 14, 2001


Coolness! I've been reading Wil's homepage alot lately. Though I'm not entirely ready to bestow "geek" status on him yet (Hey, he did razz Reg Barclay by calling him "broccoli", right? right??), but I gotta admit -- for all the online crap he has endured over the years, he has emerged with a remarkable wit and a level-headness that makes me wanna grab a couple oversized "tribbles" for pom-poms and lead a cheer for his continued good fortune.

"Engage, Mr. Crusher ... warp 9!"
posted by RavinDave at 10:57 AM on November 14, 2001


I so so so loved TNG -- we watched it constantly in college, and my roommate even made up an interpretive dance (borrowing heavily from the illuminations of William Blake) to the theme song -- and this news makes me happy on what's been a pretty craptacular day.

Yeah, I'm a geek. I love me some TNG. The more movies they want to put out, the merrier it makes me. Hooray!
posted by kittyb at 11:00 AM on November 14, 2001


Wouldn't it be cool if Wesley came back as the youngest ever Starship captain, a brilliant mathematician and a total chick-magnet?

I think it would send a good message to the youth.
posted by rdc at 11:07 AM on November 14, 2001


RavinDave: Read Wheaton's Slashdot interview. He definitely deserves geek status.
posted by rcade at 11:08 AM on November 14, 2001


youngest ever Starship captain, a brilliant mathematician and a total chick-magnet?

My new tagline.
posted by gleuschk at 11:09 AM on November 14, 2001


Looks like Wil's webserver is getting hammered.
posted by crunchland at 11:29 AM on November 14, 2001


Looks like Wil's webserver is getting hammered.

Like the Enterprise in one of those episodes where there is a temporal anomaly and the ship explodes once every five minutes.
posted by iceberg273 at 11:33 AM on November 14, 2001


Good for you, Wil. And as someone pointed out on his site, it's an even-numbered ST, which means it has hope. For those uninformed, look at the numbers. The good movies were 2, 6, 4 while 1, 3, and especially Shatner-directed 5 were garbage.

What would a Voyager movie be about? Hanging out in San Francisco now that we're all home? I'd like to see a new TV series, a reprise of the Odd Couple, starring Tuvak and Neelix as wacky roommates in 2?th century San Francisco.
posted by billder at 11:37 AM on November 14, 2001


This also means that we get to watch the production of this last movie through wil's blog. Kick ass, that will be great fun to watch. :)

Which will be great, but isn't there some sort of non-disclosure he may have to adhere to? Just curious.
posted by adampsyche at 11:52 AM on November 14, 2001


as the wise and probably-star-trek-fan rapper Canibus once said, "f- the nonsense." all the other series are just noise when compared to TNG. this is going to be "the bomb." i'm out.
posted by lotsofno at 11:53 AM on November 14, 2001


For the final Star Trek series:

Starfleet.

a/k/a "Milking It For All It's Worth."

Seriously, I think a revolving series would be cool, some time spent at HQ, on other ships, etc.

Okay, am I pathetic or what? (*spins propeller beanie*)
posted by ebarker at 11:56 AM on November 14, 2001


This will not be good news for the multitudes of Wesley-haters out there who consider him to be the JarJar Binks of ST:TNG...not quite as annoying as that obnoxious kid with the talking dolphin from Seaquest, but damn close.

If he's going to be in the next film, then I hope that they goof on that image a bit.
posted by MrBaliHai at 12:03 PM on November 14, 2001


If I remember correctly, didn't Wesley ditch Star Fleet and go out on his own as he left the show? Wouldn't that make it hard for him to be a captain now? LOL. Anyway - this is really cool news - thanks for the alert, Hildegard. And maybe we should take up a collection for more bandwidth for wilwheaton.net - *grin*
posted by thunder at 12:34 PM on November 14, 2001


...not quite as annoying as that obnoxious kid with the talking dolphin from Seaquest...

You mean Jonathan Brandis? But he not only co-starred with Chuck Norris, he also played a cross dressing teen in a Rodney Dangerfield movie. That's gotta be worth something.
posted by dincognito at 1:03 PM on November 14, 2001


WIL WHEATON DOT NET
is temporarily closed, due to exceedingly high traffic.
The moose out front should have told you.

Please check back later today.


Wow ... MeFi'd his ensign ass.
posted by RavinDave at 1:14 PM on November 14, 2001


Wow ... MeFi'd his ensign ass.

Well, the link's also on Fark which I'm sure is contributing to it...
posted by zempf at 2:09 PM on November 14, 2001


The moose out front should have told you.

Is that from Vacation? I must admit to a growing fondness of Mr. W.
posted by jpoulos at 2:27 PM on November 14, 2001


star treks kak -
always has been - always will be.

Two things: if space is a vacum then how come we can hear the explosions, and the other - how come all these aliens speak English- universal translator schmoniversal translator
posted by monkeyJuice at 2:46 PM on November 14, 2001


Two things: if space is a vacum then how come we can hear the explosions, and the other - how come all these aliens speak English- universal translator schmoniversal translator

*groan*
posted by piskycritters at 3:05 PM on November 14, 2001


I loved Wil's comment in BBSpot about the ahem, shirtless gallery floating out there:

"That site makes me feel like a camwhore without the wishlist."

And who knew he co-starred in a film with none other than OJ himself?
posted by O9scar at 3:14 PM on November 14, 2001


Two things: if space is a vacum then how come we can hear the explosions, and the other - how come all these aliens speak English- universal translator schmoniversal translator

Because a series filled with soundless explosions and nothing but subtitles would be horribly, horribly boring. This is called "science fiction" for a reason, primate. Of course, every other show on television adheres strictly to scientific fact, right?

Perhaps Star Trek X will involve the final showdown between time-bending Wesley and seemingly-omnipotent Q.

(And what is it with the letter X this year? Windows XP, Athlon XP, Jason X, etc., etc.)
posted by Danelope at 3:15 PM on November 14, 2001


I think they should make him learn who Adric is (can't link with his site down) before they let him play.
posted by rushmc at 3:51 PM on November 14, 2001


Because a series filled with soundless explosions and nothing but subtitles would be horribly, horribly boring.

No it wouldn't, its really the plot and characters that matter not the effects. Star Trek made a decision to be the way it is, mainly because its easier to swallow TV and adds to the mindless fun factor. There's really nothing wrong with that, if you want a harder brand of sci-fi go to your local bookstore. Movies and TV need every viewer they can get to stay afloat, books are a bit more forgiving.

I read Wes's weblog yesterday and it looks like he only got an offer and is still in negotiations. His character is far from being in the final cut. I wouldn't be surprised if they wrote him in just like his old role in TNG.

Yes, Captain!
[PUSH BUTTON]
posted by skallas at 3:59 PM on November 14, 2001


(And what is it with the letter X this year? Windows XP, Athlon XP, Jason X, etc., etc.)

Danelope, don't forget the original... Mac OS X.

Why does Apple always get forgotten as the trendsetter?
posted by Fofer at 9:17 PM on November 14, 2001


I think they should make him learn who Adric is

EarthShock - Matthew Waterhouse's (Adric) last episode of Doctor Who - totally caught me off guard. (Details, and spoilers, here)

Normally I would watch Doctor Who and then bounce around the rest of the day is a geeky, British Sci Fi bliss, but when Earthshock ended, I was totally stunned. I didn't think a TV show would end that way. Talk about betrayed by the Telly!

I miss the Doctor.
posted by jazon at 9:23 PM on November 14, 2001


Oh, and Bully for Wil!
posted by jazon at 9:24 PM on November 14, 2001


Fofer, I know you're joking, but Microsoft blazed that trail with ActiveX and DirectX.

Oh, that's what they meant by innovation!

(We'll just ignore X Windows.)
posted by NortonDC at 11:19 PM on November 14, 2001


Yah, but didn't Wrestlemania X come before all of those? ;-)
posted by Fofer at 1:10 PM on November 15, 2001


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