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Old February 19 2013, 05:28 PM   #31
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Re: Am I the only one who likes wesley?

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Maybe Jack and Jean-Luc were sharing. They were, after all, best friends in an enlightened future. Rodenberry would have loved it.
That certainly brings a new meaning to Picard's "I knew your father, Wesley" line.
IMHO, Will Wheaton was mostly a victim of bad scriptwriting and bad dressing (if there is a TNG-R version coming some day the first thing they should do is to occasionally CGI replace these terrible sweaters).

And without Wesley we would have probably not gotten one of my all time favorite TNG episodes (see quote below).

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Old February 20 2013, 03:19 AM   #32
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I never hated Wesley and I don't understand all the hatred surrounding him. Anyone who has had kids know that they can be annoying at times.

And that is all that Wesley was doing...just being a kid.
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Old February 20 2013, 04:27 PM   #33
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I wouldn't say I hated Wesley, just that I found him kind of annoying, like others have said.

I'd need to do a real sit down TNG marathon to see his growth as a character since its been so long since I've watched more than the episodes on BBC America.

As for Will Wheaton, its hard for me to disassociated his other characters from Wesley. In Criminal Minds he played a rapist and a killer and even with a beard I was like "Wesley's turned out so wrong!"
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Old February 20 2013, 09:46 PM   #34
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Wil still has that babyface, despite the beard. Compare that to someone like Christian Bale, who looked like a grumpy adult even in Empire of the Sun.
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Old February 20 2013, 10:03 PM   #35
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I didn't like his roles in "The Naked Now" and "The Battle", but after Picard yelled "Shut up, Wesley!", I thought he improved steadily as a character.
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Old February 21 2013, 05:17 AM   #36
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Wil Wheaton agrees. He hated anytime Wesley showed up the adults. He thought it was a great way to make the audience hate his character.
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Old February 21 2013, 05:53 AM   #37
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Wil Wheaton agrees. He hated anytime Wesley showed up the adults. He thought it was a great way to make the audience hate his character.
I couldn't stand the Wesley that constantly saved the Enteprise that was in season one. But I really didn't mind him starting in season two when they finally tried to develop the character beyond super genius.

I feel that there might be some character envy going on from some of the more vocal fans. I mean Wes got to hang out with Picard and company, not to mention becoming the helmsman of the flagship during the first season! Talk about having everything handed to you!
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Old February 21 2013, 06:58 AM   #38
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I liked him, but I didn't season 1 like him. My friends insist The First Duty was his standout episode and perhaps it was but I prefer The Game. It's more fun.
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Old February 21 2013, 07:56 PM   #39
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I wont kid you, I liked wesley crusher.

Im not sure how much of that, was because I was maybe 11 or so when I started watching the show and enjoyed seeing a charachter who was closer to my age, dealing with issues involving control by gronwups etc, and proving himself smarter then them all.
He is a good officer but he is rather irritating every now and again.
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Old February 23 2013, 09:22 AM   #40
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Let me tell you 'bout my boy, his name's Wesley
Gonna be in Starfleet academy
But tonight he's getting crunk with yours truly




As for how he got his updo, click over here if you dare...
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Old February 24 2013, 03:41 PM   #41
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Personally, I always liked him, but then I was in the target age range when I first saw TNG and I missed Season 1 and 2. Also, we now have video evidence that he would have made an excellent starship captain. Well, some kind of a starship captain.
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Old February 25 2013, 04:42 AM   #42
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He pounded Ashley Judd in The Game. That's likeable.
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Old February 25 2013, 05:24 AM   #43
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He pounded Ashley Judd in The Game. That's likeable.
No. That's hate, vengeance and jealousy.
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Old February 25 2013, 06:08 AM   #44
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He pounded Ashley Judd in The Game. That's likeable.
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Old February 25 2013, 11:23 AM   #45
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I liked Wes but mostly because of a teen crush on Wil Wheaton.
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