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FuManchu

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Message Posted On Wednesday, July 12th 2006 at 3:10 pm
How do you feel about the character Wesley Crusher, or the actor Wil Wheaton? I have heard he was not liked by some, and that was why he left or was let go. Personally, I loved the character. I thought his departure was badly done / horribly done. JMHO.
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Message Posted On Wednesday, July 12th 2006 at 4:07 pm
I loved his character throughout the series. I've never heard anything about Wil Wheaton leaving under less than ideal circumstances. He really was a great part of TNG.
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Message Posted On Wednesday, July 12th 2006 at 9:05 pm
On Wednesday, July 12th 2006 4:07 pm, Umibouzu wrote:
I loved his character throughout the series. I've never heard anything about Wil Wheaton leaving under less than ideal circumstances. He really was a great part of TNG.


Yes, I can say he left under less than good circumstances. I just never understood the reason. I too loved the character and the actor.
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 1:02 am
Well, i the beginning episodes he was annoying as heck.. later when he became an Acting Ensign and started acting more normal, he was a good character throughout the remaining series.... befor he left.

I have no idea why he left though.. although I remember seeing an E! show about former kid/teen stars.. and i think they mentioned why he left....
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 3:55 am
Well, he started badly, he tailed off a little in the middle and the less said about the end, the better. But, apart than that, excellent.
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 7:31 am
On Thursday, July 13th 2006 3:55 am, Gus wrote:
Well, he started badly, he tailed off a little in the middle and the less said about the end, the better. But, apart than that, excellent.


I agree Gus, the less said about his finale episode the better. They could have had a much more uplifting end to the character. The “up yours! I’m ascending” idea was pretty horrible.
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 9:04 am
I think that Wesley's ascent with the Traveller was something that was going to happen ever since the season 1 episode, "Where No One Has Gone Before". I thought it fitting. Also, I really loved Wesley in the beginning because of his interaction with the crotchety old Picard. I still love that line that Picard said to Riker about making sure the Captain doesn't make an ass of himself in front of kids. Or, better yet, keep them away from him entirely.
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 10:26 am
Okay, I’ll restate; I was talking about the “up yours” part of the episode, not his ascending, which was cool. I loved the character and the actor. But I found the way they technically killed him off, very bad.
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 12:13 pm
I'm going to have to disagree, I always hated Wesley Crusher. I can't put my finger on exactly what it was, he just generally really annoyed me.
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 12:51 pm
On Thursday, July 13th 2006 7:31 am, FuManchu wrote:
On Thursday, July 13th 2006 3:55 am, Gus wrote:
Well, he started badly, he tailed off a little in the middle and the less said about the end, the better. But, apart than that, excellent.


I agree Gus, the less said about his finale episode the better. They could have had a much more uplifting end to the character. The “up yours! I’m ascending” idea was pretty horrible.


Personally, I think death would be too good for him. I hate "Wussley" Crusher with a vengeance.:@
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 2:29 pm
You see, that’s what I can’t understand. Isn’t WC like a “live” Johnny Quest? Did we not live vicariously through him on STNG? I guess It’s just a love / hate situation, where the hate won out. I’m speaking in general here.
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 3:52 pm
On Thursday, July 13th 2006 2:29 pm, FuManchu wrote:
You see, that’s what I can’t understand. Isn’t WC like a “live” Johnny Quest? Did we not live vicariously through him on STNG? I guess It’s just a love / hate situation, where the hate won out. I’m speaking in general here.


I certainly didn't. He was a wuss who made me want to cringe. I utterly despise him. I try to avoid watching any "Wesley-saves-the-Enterprise" episodes.
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 4:01 pm
On Thursday, July 13th 2006 10:26 am, FuManchu wrote:
Okay, I’ll restate; I was talking about the “up yours” part of the episode, not his ascending, which was cool. I loved the character and the actor. But I found the way they technically killed him off, very bad.


Crusher was like that because he realised that something was wrong...and I think that he knew what was wrong: He wanted to leave Starfleet, but didn't know how to tell his mom. He most certainly did not want to let her down or anyone else on the Enterprise that had helped him over the years. So, since he couldn't figure out how to remove the collar around his neck, he became angry and frustrated and he took it out on those around him. I think that he knew what was wrong, but he didn't know what to do about it. It's sort of similar to Jake in DS9 when he tries to figure out how to tell his dad that he doesn't want to join Starfleet. Perhaps Wesley should have spoken to Miles O'Brien.
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 5:49 pm
I used to have a 'Crush' on him. Not kidding. I liked his character but towards the end it was kinda a let down. They painted him early on as this prodigy but then he kinda fizzled out.

I have a lot of respect for Wil Wheaton as a person though, he was a geek, I'm a geek. He doesn't pretend to be anything else.
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Message Posted On Thursday, July 13th 2006 at 9:02 pm
On Thursday, July 13th 2006 5:49 pm, nishikaze wrote:
I used to have a 'Crush' on him. Not kidding. I liked his character but towards the end it was kinda a let down. They painted him early on as this prodigy but then he kinda fizzled out.

I have a lot of respect for Wil Wheaton as a person though, he was a geek, I'm a geek. He doesn't pretend to be anything else.


Truly, I thought they could have made a seven season series about his academy years, and then his time on various Starfleet vessels. It was a big loss to the ST continuum. Well, whatever.
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