TrekMovie.com has been posting about Star Trek Mission: Chicago, and today they wrapped up their coverage with a really nice write up about my spotlight panel, including some discussion of my Wesley Crusher head canon, specifically why he appears as a lieutenant in Nemesis:
Well, here’s what I think. I made the following choice. Wesley is, of course, a Traveler. Wesley learned a very long time ago that space, time, and thought are interconnected in ways that the vast majority of sentient beings do not understand and don’t know how to utilize to its full extent. And he has then been able to effectively be a Time Lord and kind of move through space and time. I have decided that whatever species you are from as a Traveler, your physical body will continue to age at a normal rate that is consistent with your species of origin. As I said, I spent some time thinking about this. I have been known to write my own fan fiction about my character.
So Wesley really wanted to be at this moment. He knows that this moment happens. He knows every moment that happens. It’s just part of the terrible knowledge that comes with being a Traveler guy, I guess. And Wesley made a choice: How will they expect me to appear? What will make them comfortable? If I show up as a god-being, it’s going make everything weird and make it all about me and I don’t want it to be that. If I just show up as like a lieutenant… that sounds like a thing that would make sense. Sure, let’s do that. But I get to be at the wedding of my very closest friends and family and I get to see them.
I also talked about one of my ridiculous ideas for Lower Decks:
The story is that Wesley just thinks Mariner is like super cool and just wants to impress Mariner so much. And Mariner could not be more annoyed and just bored and unimpressed with this fucking guy. But Boimler is like, “Do you have any idea who’s on the Cerritos!” Boimler is running around like an incredibly excited dog. He’s like, “I can’t believe it’s happening!” And he just keeps inadvertently cockblocking Wesley. Now Wesley isn’t trying to have anything romantic with Mariner, he just wants her to think that he’s cool. That’s all he cares about. And he just cannot get it done.
That is just so hilarious to me, and so silly, it feels like the kind of thing I could convince Tawny and Jack to do with me just as a reading of a few scenes, you know? Feels like the kind of thing they’d be into.
I mean, how can you NOT want to see this guy reverse some polarities?
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Serious question: does Wesley have a beard?
I don’t know. We haven’t seen him in a long time.
Maybe it is time we did?
I mean … would you be MORE COMFORTABLE if Wesley has a beard?
I was at this panel, Wil, and you killed it. I loved the Wesley head canon and the Lower Decks ideas. But my favorite part? The bit about Gilligan’s Island and, um, that part about fragility. Well played. I went to James Cromwell’s spotlight, too, and he said something I thought was rather profound. He said someone that once told him “celebrity is for spending,” meaning use what you have to help others. I liked that. It inspired me to try to use what privilege I have to help others as much as I can. I mean, I already tried to do that when I could, but it was a good reminder. Anyway… you have the Trek cred to say what you did and maybe have it get through some of the thicker skulls out there. So, thanks.
I love this.
I kinda like it here. Not as busy and overwhelming as Facebook or Instagram.
So let me say…
But even better?
Almost as good as Mr. Do?
Pengo is SO HARD. I love it, but it’s just BRUTAL, compared to some of the other games I have.
It is brutal. But those snow-bees are so adorable. And lining up those the three blocks to achieve that sweet, sweet 10,000 point bonus always makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something major.
I lose more chefs on Burgertime getting hung up on those ladders. Those damn pickles are just way too ambitious! And I tend to be ridiculously cheap when using salt shakers.
Wil, I’m new to the tweet world but find this fascinating. First, I tend to chat. I can Tl:dr – What if we walk amongst Travelers, the odd and eccentric persons who love so freely, despite fear and mortality?
Do you happen to know if the “Time Traveler” was an homage to Vonnegut’s “Chronosynclastic Infundibulum?” You wrote, “terrible knowledge that comes with being a Traveler guy.” I wonder if this is akin to thinking in Janus form. So many creative minds that make us laugh, love and feel are the performers with profound sadness. As if by design, what if prophets are just plugged in to the Collective Unconscious? It may explain a bit of The Simpsons foretelling the future, or how the media that billions love is deeply connected in story and psychology, as well as 42. I’m pretty certain 42 means “fortu” and Douglas Adams’ Deep Thought side-eyed us when we asked what will we do with the future given us? We keep asking Brazen Heads for all methods of our destruction- why, tho? #WalkOutOnWarGames #PalmsNotNapalm
Peace, Love, Unity, Respect. (Plur.)
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