Anybody else find the way Will Wheaton talks annoying?

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  1. Dream

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    Wesley Crusher was there to attract the teenage audience. It looks like that clearly worked!

    Come for the boy wonder, stay for the writing and acting from the other cast! ;)
     
  2. Coloratura

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    I kind of had it in for Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis, and Michelle Forbes, too.

    Hell, that whole damn cast was sexy. :lol:
     
  3. Frontier

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    I like Wil Wheaton. While I've never met him, he strikes me as likely the most approachable of the various actors who've appeared in Star Trek.
     
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    I just think it was too bad Wil left the series early, apparently on the advice of his agent. I can understand his wanting to get back into films. But in his guest star returns, they wrote him so much better, especially in "The Game". I particularly liked where they were pulling Wesley out of the Jefferies tube or something and he says "Let go of me!" with such ferocious intensity. It's a shame they didn't give him those kinds of opportunities as a regular.
     
  5. Sector 7

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    Yep!:techman:
    Me three!
     
  6. xortex

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    He was cast as the whiny know it all mary sue and fish lips was annoying at being all too perfect. Once his mother called him for a haircut and his hair couldn't have been shorter. It was that kind of relationship. He was awkward in real life it seems to.
     
  7. bbailey861

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    Entered in error, my apologies.
     
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  8. Lt. Cheka Wey

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    He was an awkward teen. He himself said it.
     
  9. CaptPapa

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    I found the character he played on TNG to be irritating, to put it mildly - but I do my best to try not to hold it against the actor.
     
  10. 137th Gebirg

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    100% agree.

    I vaguely recall that in one of Roddenberry's many interviews, he wrote Wesley in to the fabric of the show as a proxy for him - Roddenberry himself - and wanted to become more closely tied to the world of Star Trek through the idealistic eyes of his internal child to see what it would be like to experience the wonder and mystery of that universe, vicariously.

    Initially, when I heard this, I didn't think much of it, any more than I thought much of the character of Wesley Crusher. In looking at it now, in severe retrospect, I find it to be kind of creepy and, in light of how Wesley was written in the duration, obtusely narcissistic. Almost like, every week, just as Wesley came up with some miracle idea to save the ship, I think Roddenberry truly believed he was solely responsible for continuously saving/reviving Star Trek and was its lone champion. I'm convinced that poor old Gene really let the cheese slip off his cracker in the autumn years of his life.

    Either way, I don't think that Wheaton should ever be faulted for the relative injustice that Roddenberry served up to him during his short tenure on the Enterprise. He was just a kid back then, with the smallest voice, and probably didn't have much of an advocate who cared enough to help improve his role, looking back at his body of work on the show. To this day, I always felt his best performance was his last in "Journey's End". The emotion he brought to Wesley's frustration was, no doubt, fueled by Wheaton's profound frustration with the part he played.
     
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