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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old February 24 2014, 02:21 PM   #31
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Re: What's wrong with Wesley?

Couldn't Wesley make a mistake without being the episodes main focus and don't get me started on how they wrote him off the script...


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Old February 24 2014, 02:35 PM   #32
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Re: What's wrong with Wesley?

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Couldn't Wesley make a mistake without being the episodes main focus
I'm sure he made plenty of minor mistakes, too... and they didn't end up in an episode because... you know... they were minor.
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Old February 25 2014, 11:37 AM   #33
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Wesley was, imo, the worst character of TNG.
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Old February 25 2014, 12:06 PM   #34
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Re: What's wrong with Wesley?

Reginald Barclay was the worst character in TNG, I thought. Wesley could've become a very successful character, with a few modifications, and some judicious rewriting. It's surprising how these writers couldn't channel their own childhood to inform Wesley. It's even more surprising what actors can channel their childhood, like Bruce Willis, who was always good at that - as evidenced in 12 Monkey's, for example. It's not such a hard thing to do, really.
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Old February 25 2014, 02:13 PM   #35
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Re: What's wrong with Wesley?

Reg was fine, though quirky. A genius without charisma is believable. I agree with Runetouch, though I'll promote Wesley to worst main character.

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Old February 25 2014, 02:56 PM   #36
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Re: What's wrong with Wesley?

I didn't mind Wesley, and his first "send off" in Final Mission was pretty touching. It just seemed so out of character when he threw his Starfleet career away in Journey's End, and I wish they explained how he got back into Starfleet for the wedding in Nemesis.

Sure Wesley's character was sort of clunky in the beginning, but really, so were ALL the TNG characters.
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Old February 25 2014, 03:08 PM   #37
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... and I wish they explained how he got back into Starfleet for the wedding in Nemesis.
He teleported from... where ever.
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Old February 27 2014, 09:50 PM   #38
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the same way Worf came back to the Enterprise for the movies.

Also only just now I noticed Wesley wasn't in them. Lol
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Old February 28 2014, 02:05 AM   #39
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I loved Wesley... but thats largely from watching the whole series as a preteen.

He was a youth appeal charachter, who frequently outwitted and outperformed the grownups... I loved him for that.
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Old February 28 2014, 07:54 PM   #40
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Re: What's wrong with Wesley?

He was not written likeable in most episodes, just annoying.
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Old February 28 2014, 07:55 PM   #41
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There was nothing wrong with Wesley that a little Ashley Judd couldn't fix....
Yes, and a decent good looking Starfleet uniform.

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Old March 1 2014, 12:45 AM   #42
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Re: What's wrong with Wesley?

Like others have said he put the adult officers to shame too often and it became ridiculous plus he was kinda too much of a goody goody two-shoes for my liking

In fairness though I thought the character was better once he went to the Academy even though I hated him in his final episode with his attitude towards people before he left but still he did get better once he joined the Academy.

Still my least favourite character from TNG though. Sorry Wes
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