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

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Old February 27 2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Wheaton: From Good Guy To Baddie

For Wil Wheaton, new acting success came when he figured out just what type of character he should be playing. It turns out that the best character for Wheaton to play is not someone like Wesley Crusher. After his initial success when young, Wheaton found that he wasn’t getting the roles when he auditioned, and [...]

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Old February 27 2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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Re: Wheaton: From Good Guy To Baddie

It's a valid point in his case

It's not unlike how Shatner has carried on all these years either. At a certain point no one would want him for heroic work, so he's been surviving on getting laughs being the pompous smarmy guy that people have labeled him with

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Old February 28 2013, 02:15 AM   #3
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Re: Wheaton: From Good Guy To Baddie

Mojochi wrote: View Post
It's a valid point in his case

It's not unlike how Shatner has carried on all these years either. At a certain point no one would want him for heroic work, so he's been surviving on getting laughs being the pompous smarmy guy that people have labeled him with

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Shatner likes broad comedy, farcical stuff. Just like in his dramatic roles, he likes to really push the envelope.

Oh, and don't forget Airplane 2. And TJ Hooker.
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Old February 28 2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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Re: Wheaton: From Good Guy To Baddie

Wow...pretty straight forward reflections of Wil Wheaton.

I found his last remark most interesting. But in a manner of speaking, isn't that the part the majority of the fanbase recognized him for during his Star Trek participation?

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