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Old July 16 2008, 03:18 AM   #1
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Wheaton - Beyond 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

While in drama school after Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Wil Wheaton found out that what he really wanted to be was something other than an actor.

As reported by Comicmix, Wheaton found out that one of the things he did while in drama school was more appealing to him than acting. "I spent years in a drama program and while I was in that drama program, in addition to acting, we had entire terms where it was writing, directing, acting, writing, directing, acting," said Wheaton. "And around that time I figured out that I really enjoyed the writing. I really liked the writing. It was great."

Wheaton hadn't chosen to be an actor, it was thrust upon him. "I didn't choose to be an actor when I was a kid," he explained. "It was chosen for me and I just sort of went along with it. And I enjoyed it. I was competent at it. I took direction really well and I interacted with other actors really well, which is kind of all you need. So I was so young when I started, but this was not something that I chose for myself at all. "

That didn't mean he hadn't enjoyed being an actor. "But when I did it long enough, it became something that I felt like I was supposed to do. And I did enjoy it very much. And there was a time when I felt that I was an actor."

But writing appealed to him more than acting. "I figured out that what I really wanted to be was a writer. I mean, you hear people go to college to study one thing and then they figure out they want to do something else. I guess it was kind of like that for me."

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Old July 16 2008, 04:06 AM   #2
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Re: Wheaton - Beyond 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

I'm sorry but does anyone really care about this kid? He wasn't that good in Star Trek and his character was lame. IMO he's just a has been that had just a pinch of fame in TNG and that's really all he's got left in Hollywood.

Sorry if I sound like a hater but I just don't get why so many people seem to love this dude. What's so cool about him? Honestly, I'm curious.
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Old July 16 2008, 08:18 AM   #3
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You don't read blogs much, do you?
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Old July 16 2008, 12:58 PM   #4
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Sure I do. I've even read his blog on occasion just because I see a link to it here or something. If anything, it sounds like all he's got is either his Star Trek fame to ride on, his environmental agenda, or his hatred of Bush and republicans. Is that supposed to be interesting? I could point out a thousand other blogs that talk about the same stuff. *shrugs*
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Old July 16 2008, 06:32 PM   #5
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I like Will Wheaton. He seems like a nice guy.
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Old July 16 2008, 06:50 PM   #6
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Vezner wrote: View Post
Sure I do. I've even read his blog on occasion just because I see a link to it here or something. If anything, it sounds like all he's got is either his Star Trek fame to ride on, his environmental agenda, or his hatred of Bush and republicans. Is that supposed to be interesting? I could point out a thousand other blogs that talk about the same stuff. *shrugs*
where have you been?
Wil is a published author, and a damn good one at that. He has three books out, and he's certainly not a kid anymore. He's now a husband and father with two boys from his wife's previous marriage.

Of course there's the trek connection, but he's definitely surpassed his 'Wesley days' and his environmental and political agenda are his own . . . he's not the kind of guy to proselytize his point of view
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I like Will Wheaton. He seems like a nice guy.
I agree. Vezner is a "hater".
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