Why does everyone hate Wesley?

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  1. junkdata

    junkdata Lieutenant Commander

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    Seems like a good kid :confused:
     
  2. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

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



    :)
     
  3. Jedi_Master

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    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.
     
  4. junkdata

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    A lot of the viewers were wesleys age and younger. He pulled them into the show.
     
  5. Foxhot

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    I hate his wardrobe.
     
  6. TheAdmiralty

    TheAdmiralty Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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.
     
  7. Foxhot

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    He goes down much better than Anthrax Troi, or whatever her name is.:borg:
     
  8. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Caped Trek Mod Moderator

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    This thread would be better suited to the Next Generation forum. Moving...
     
  9. JirinPanthosa

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    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.
     
  10. Kevman7987

    Kevman7987 Captain Captain

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    I odn't hate Wesley, I hate the writers who decided to be dicks and wrote him terribly.
     
  11. Melakon

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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.
     
  12. junkdata

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    I dont know why you said I was posting crap. I think you post crap. So there.
     
  13. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    A lot of attitude for a newbie. Your tenure here might not be as long as you might wish.
     
  14. junkdata

    junkdata Lieutenant Commander

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    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.

    :rofl:

    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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  15. junkdata

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    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...
     
  16. borgboy

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    I was close to Wesley's age when TNG started, and I found him annoying. I blame the writers though, not Wheaton. He did the best anyone could do with awful material.
     
  17. JesterFace

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    I don't hate Wesley, during seasons 3 and 4 he became much better than early on and I think it was a shame he left during season 4.
     
  18. Armored Saint

    Armored Saint Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Charlie X was a well better written teenager than Wesley despite he was socially misadapted...

    But the real reason why Wesley's so hated is because someone starts each season a topic about "Why Wesley's so hated?".
     
  19. wulfio

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    I don`t hate Wesley. He was written poorly. He was annoying in the beginning. And then they improved it later on in his tenure.

    I also enjoy moments like this:

     
  20. TheAdmiralty

    TheAdmiralty Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Knew exactly what it was going to be and still laughed.
     

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