Spoilers Ready Room with Wil Wheaton

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Cyrus, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Tosk

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    Maybe it's just me, but having Wil tell Rod that he knew Gene and Majel very well, and stating that they'd be proud of Rod was kind of weird. Rod knew them better than Wil, he grew up with them. He's not some kid who never knew his parents. I get what Wil was doing, it just seemed...odd is all.
     
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  2. Nerys Myk

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    Seems a pretty standard thing one says to the children of someone you know. Especially if the parents have passed. Rod was only 17 when Gene died.
     
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  3. Tosk

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    So was Wil.
    No, I get that. It just had a weird vibe, like he was trying to reassure someone who didn't need reassurance. I'm not majorly worried or anything, just shooting the shit.
     
  4. Hythlodeus

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    I think Wil was just proud of what became of his childhood friend.
     
  5. Noname Given

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    Yep. Hell, I wish I could get a big salary just because I have a particular surname. I'm sure the only info/interest he has on the series is the size of the check he's receiving.
     
  6. KamenRiderBlade

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    Will got to see the business side of Gene up close and personal while Rod got to see the "Home Life" version of Gene.

    Two very different sides of a person.
     
  7. Nerys Myk

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    Chip off the old block, ;)
     
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  8. Doc Mugatu

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    Just finished watching episode 6 of the Ready Room with Wil Wheaton. His interview with Jeri Ryan, I loved. His interview with Rod Roddenberry I was ambivalent.

    I do not dislike R.R. however I still do not know what to make of him. At this juncture, I honestly lean towards more opportunist than keeper of the Gene Roddenberry vision. By his own admission, years ago, he didn't understand his father or the Star Trek phenomenon which means, in my mind, little if anything with respect to Star Trek was passed down from father to son. His attempt at a Star Trek documentary seemed cruel and harassing when filming his mother, Majel Barrett. Now, of course, he could have researched: read books, visited archives, read diaries, etc., however, does that really qualify him to be a necessary or authoritative piece of Star Trek's future? I am struggling with whether he is parasitic or symbiotic?

    Having confessed my bias and confusion … Rod Roddenberry's interview was all-around okay. It felt as though he is a bit self-conscious about trying to cast himself as heir to his dad's vision and still questioning the moral legitimacy of his standing. He was measured and made sure not to overreach. I believe that will change the more input and hands on he is allowed to become. What I got from this interview is perhaps I need to untether him from the Kobiyashi Maru of expectation as it is understandable that he wants, even may need, to carve out a spot for himself in his father's grand creation.
     
  9. Doc Mugatu

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    Well, weird as it may have felt, Wheaton's reassurance may not have been unwarranted. Rod himself has mentioned that he was a bit jealous of the Star Trek phenomenon and rebellious towards his parents. I lost my father when I was 26 and even then I felt he passed away before I could really understand the wisdom behind his words … I can only imagine how Rod Roddenberry must feel losing his father at age 17? He never had the opportunity to heal the schism between him and his dad.
     
  10. The Old Mixer

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    Something about that Borg cube just seems to make people really huggy...
     
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  11. Cyrus

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    Episode 7 with Frakes and Spiner:

     
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  12. DaveyNY

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    That was fabulous.
    I love it when they talk about how things were behind the scenes back during the TNG days.
    :techman:
     
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  13. Terok Nor

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    Was Wheaton always this over enthusiastic? I can't imagine many people would be capable of dealing with him for very long. Seems like a nice guy but tone it down several notches please.

    Was it just me or did it seem like Frakes insulted Wheaton's career at the start of the interview? :rommie:
     
  14. DaveyNY

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    This is like a Family Reunion for him, but with just all the relatives you always wanna hang out with.
    I'd be overly enthusiastic as well.
    :biggrin:
     
  15. urbandk

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    Wheaton killed it in this episode. Best one yet. I haven't been a fan, but this was well done.
     
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  16. Arpy

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    I think all the after-show hosts are hyper-enthusiastic TBH
     
  17. thribs

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    Why do they region lock it? It’s not like it’s shown anywhere else outside the Colonies.
     
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  18. KennyB

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    Isn't it available on Facebook without the geolock?
     
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    Don’t have Facebook. I really don’t want to use it.
     
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  20. KennyB

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