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

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Old July 10 2014, 08:02 PM   #1
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Why does everyone hate Wesley?

Seems like a good kid
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Old July 10 2014, 08:07 PM   #2
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Re: Why does everyone hate Wesley?

I don't "hate" Wesley, I'm on record as saying that he should have been differently written though.



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Old July 10 2014, 08:08 PM   #3
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Re: Why does everyone hate Wesley?

I never hated him as a character, but it took time for the writers to get a firm grasp on his character and make it interesting.
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Old July 10 2014, 08:09 PM   #4
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Re: Why does everyone hate Wesley?

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I don't "hate" Wesley, I'm on record as saying that he should have been differently written though.



A lot of the viewers were wesleys age and younger. He pulled them into the show.
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Old July 10 2014, 09:08 PM   #5
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Re: Why does everyone hate Wesley?

I hate his wardrobe.
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Old July 10 2014, 09:14 PM   #6
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Re: Why does everyone hate Wesley?

I never knew that people disliked him so much until I came on the internet. He's not a particularly great character, but I never found him hideously annoying. the "Wesley saves the ship" motif wasn't used as much as people say it was either.
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Old July 10 2014, 09:17 PM   #7
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Re: Why does everyone hate Wesley?

He goes down much better than Anthrax Troi, or whatever her name is.
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Old July 10 2014, 09:18 PM   #8
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This thread would be better suited to the Next Generation forum. Moving...
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Old July 10 2014, 09:43 PM   #9
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Re: Why does everyone hate Wesley?

I loved him when I was a kid because he was a wish fulfillment character.

Which is exactly why I dislike him now. Because he's a wish fulfillment character for nerdy preteens. He's not quite so bad in seasons 3 and on, since they kind of figured out how to write the conflict between his savantish intelligence and his inexperience in a way that wasn't grating. But they still never really wrote him like a believable teen, and more like a teen on a family sitcom.
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Old July 10 2014, 10:09 PM   #10
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Re: Why does everyone hate Wesley?

I odn't hate Wesley, I hate the writers who decided to be dicks and wrote him terribly.
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Old July 10 2014, 10:14 PM   #11
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Yeah, my biggest problem with Wesley was not the character or Wil Wheaton, but the stupid lines they gave him to say. It's no wonder Wil wanted out.
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Old July 10 2014, 10:32 PM   #12
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Re: Why does everyone hate Wesley?

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This thread would be better suited to the Next Generation forum. Moving...
I dont know why you said I was posting crap. I think you post crap. So there.
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Old July 10 2014, 11:04 PM   #13
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This thread would be better suited to the Next Generation forum. Moving...
I dont know why you said I was posting crap. I think you post crap. So there.
A lot of attitude for a newbie. Your tenure here might not be as long as you might wish.
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Old July 10 2014, 11:16 PM   #14
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Mutai Sho-Rin wrote: View Post
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This thread would be better suited to the Next Generation forum. Moving...
I dont know why you said I was posting crap. I think you post crap. So there.
A lot of attitude for a newbie. Your tenure here might not be as long as you might wish.
Im hardly a newbie watching star trek. Theres no attitude. The guy insulted my posting so I insulted his. Where is the morality in thinking tenure and seniority is a free pass to insult people? You can give it but you cant take it? You honestly want deference from strangers while you insult them?


Tell me more about what a bad man on Star trek forums you are.



PS you have a lot of attitude for some newbie in my living room, whose arrogance I am entertaining as a side effect of messing around on some random website. So there. Your stay in my living room may be quite short.

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Old July 10 2014, 11:31 PM   #15
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This thread would be better suited to the Next Generation forum. Moving...
I dont know why you said I was posting crap. I think you post crap. So there.
A lot of attitude for a newbie. Your tenure here might not be as long as you might wish.
Also- you were meant to delete the thread marked delete, which is why I put delete as the thread title. It obviously wasnt pointless, as I made a mistake and put it in the wrong forum, and then asked you to delete it, and you deleted it.

Like, what did you think was going on? Did you think someone was actually posting a thread with a working title of "delete", like the word delete had some kind of significance.

Ive just watched galaxy quest, and this is feeling like a sequel...
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