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October 07, 2002
And now, for something completely different:
Several readers have told me that TrekWeb has linked to this group wedding picture of all of us from Nemesis.
I'm the guy who looks like a complete dork.
Looking at that picture, I can clearly see how happy I am --to the point of goofiness-- to be there with all of them. It was a great time.
Here is Star Trek Dot Com's write up of the rest of the TNG con, including a brief mention of the Saturday night program, where I read some stuff from WWDN, to a very wonderful, warm, appreciative crowd.
When I saw Brent backstage Sunday at the con, he asked me how I felt about being cut. I told him what I wrote here, and he was surprised and happy that Rick called me himself. He told me how upset they all were that I was cut, and he asked me if I'd be at the screening. I told him that I would, and he says to me, "You know, Wil, you should still be involved in all the press events." He gets this impish glint in his eye...the same glint that I lived for when I was sitting next to him on the bridge, the same impish glint that I knew was going to end up getting me in trouble when he made me crack up, and he continues, "I think you should sit there, answer as many questions as you can, even if you don't know the answers. I'll see you in Europe. It'll be fun."
Before I could play the "yes, and..." improv game with him, he was whisked away to go on stage, but not before he says, "Hey, you've got my number, right?" I tell him that I do. "Use it when you need it, man. It's great to see you."
It's great to see me?!
Posted by wil at October 7, 2002 09:19 PM
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wow im number one, will i love the site, loved you on trek
Heh, I guess I'm still hoping that they'll still leave the scene in as a surprise, and that they even lied to you to keep it a secret. Hey, could happen! I suppose you are still contractually obligated to NOT tell us why you are wearing a Starfleet uniform in that pic...damn contracts!
Dang... Yahtzee is right! :)
damn that's awesome..
i've been waiting for an update, and all though it's a small one, it put a smile on my face....
That Brent is a class act...thats for sure..
once again, i'm glad you had a great time wil..
i can picture the ear to ear grin just from reading your last two updates....
That photo is priceless! Love you in the dress whites.
It's cool that you get to be in at least one of the promo pics for the flick.
Brent was wonderful at the Con, I couldn't believe he let all those people take pics with him during his Q&A. Seemed like a cool guy.
If the LA premiere is the Wednesday before the release I think I might have to make a trek back out to Cali and be a fan-girl in the stands.
This is the closest to the top that I have ever been.
everyone is happy to see you wil - you dont realise a nice person you are :)
Fantastic! You got a lot of people out here rooting for you!
(Wish I could have heard you read your writing!) *sniffles*
That's awesome. I'm sorry not to get to see you in Nemesis, though I'm sure the movie will be wonderful anyway. With any luck, you *will* be at all the press events...and who knows, maybe they won't *really* make this the last movie :)
Well the uniforms were interesting but unique, I think I liked them, haha. Wil, as cool as it is that you have excepted your cut from the film, I will still miss seeing your part, I always enjoyed "Wesley" because it was a character that was my age, and in that respect I could enjoy ST: TNG from a kid point of view. Other than that I have always enjoyed your other acting jobs, and miss seeing your talent, and miss the laughs you brought to my life on tv. I still get tons here on WWDN. I have learned a lot about your personality, and have learned that the Wil Wheaton that I met as a kid is much different than the Wil Wheaton now. I too have grown as an adult, and learned so much, and enjoy looking back at my life and saying wow, what the hell was I thinking, haha. I think Brent is right you are part of that family even if your part was cut, enjoy these times in your life Wil, for it is right now at this moment that counts, enjoy it to the fullest, and love yourself, your family, and life like tomorrow was your last day to live. When you die, people will look back and watch you on tv and say wow what a cool guy. Sorry, I know I got carried away, and this is your site, but I felt like sharing that. Thanks for sharing yourself Wil, and for the laughs. Laughter is such a great thing.
give us Brent's phone number and we'll show him what fun it'll be in Europe :o)
Wil, before you trust Brent too much... I should tell you that I've seen his report cards from the University of Houston. Maybe he isn't as smart as he looks!
You know I love you, Brent! ;-)
I'm still holding out to see something on the DVD. :)
That's awesome. It's a shame I couldn't make it there Sunday to see him... actually, it's a shame he wasn't there on Saturday instead. :)
Just to let you know, all the fans I know of the show are looking forward to the DVD version which includes the cut scenes.
Brent... well, he's a decent guy. (Okay, okay, he's sexy too...) ^_^
I think most people forget that actors are just human beings no matter how popular they get. Wil, I'm proud of you and WWDN. It really drives that point home, and I really feel the website gives some insight into what kind of human being you are.
That's so cool!
I admit to a crush on Data...lol, don't ask why.
I think it's great that not only are you keeping involved with the Trek stuff, but able to keep your friendships going.
It's great that your site keeps getting mention throughout all of this.
Wes went back to Starfleet? What happened to being in a higher state? I still think it's lame that they cut you, even if you are cool with it. I was kind of hoping they'd add you back in, especially after the convention thing. Oh well. I can dream can't I?
how come when i click on links that you have put on the site, they always say "forbidden"?
You know, Wil, yours' is a great attitude toward this whole Nemesis thing. I was laid off of my job this past June 2002. I started this lab inside of a major corp. in North America as an on site SW Testing Vendor. It was just myself and an on site manager. A couple months later when I had to have a back operation, he (the boss) actually told me that he considered me a 'charter member' of our lab (which had grown some) and that I'd be the last to be laid off should it ever come to it.
Long story short, I was the first to be cut in the lab. This not only hurt but it was a financial devastation to my family and I feel less and less of the person I once was each day. This will change some day -- I'm counting on it!
Anyway, as I read and hear more and more about your attitude toward being CUT, I find myself inspired by your maturity.
When I first read your posting SPARE US THE CUTTER:
I found myself a tad bit beyond cheesed off about the whole thing. I was truly looking forward to seeing Wes again (as were a lot of us). So like many others, I pouted and threatened my family with the possibility of a boycott on anything Star Trek. But because I'm the only Trekkie in the house, this wasn't too effective.
In time, I chilled about the whole thing. And your attitude has helped. I only hope that RICK will show a similar maturity and consider bringing you back into Star Trek some day to resolve the Wesley character. If not, it certainly sounds as if you have a firm grasp on that part of your life's past.
Thanks, again for staying cheery about the whole thing -- even it is with a bit of a bittersweet tone.
Yeah, you did look extremely happy in that Nemesis wedding pic. But hey, don't you always feel that way when you're with great friends?
I thought that was cool of Brent to subtly remind you that you're still part of the family, no matter what. Sounds like he's always been your surrogate Big Bro.
Yahtzee, indeed. :]
Gee, Wil, I'm jealous -- Brent never offered me that kind of help.
Maybe it's because he has no idea who the fark I am.
Learn it, baby -- Wil's no dork. A geek maybe, but no dork.
Come on, dude, you're thirty-some-odd. You're not fifteen. You *are* a colleague to them.
I'm now in the same office with a bunch of very professional people who knew me when I was fifteen. Now that I'm far older, we're going out to professional business lunches and they treat me quite differently.
I can't help but look around every ten minutes and go, "WOW! This just ain't happening!"
But I'm no longer fifteen.
I'm a professional colleague.
And so are you. You wouldn't want them treating you like you're fifteen, now, would you Wil? :)
Oooo.... Uncle Willie in trouble..... sounds interesting! I agree with Amanda, Brent did seem quite cool. The whole pictures during the Q&A thing was amazing. And I had the same expression on my face in my picture with YOU.
It reminds me of that old children's song "If you're Happy and You Know it..." If I lived by that song I would have been clapping hysterically that entire weekend.
I do not know why you are all dressed up like you are working on The Love Boat in that picture, but I do hope your scene or scenes make it onto the DVD.
as McCoy said to Jim; "He's not dead Jim!"
well, you get the jist of it...
and you should milk it for all you can.
you turned many people into trek fans..
ok, most were young girls, who most likly wanted to see that suit of yours "ride up"
you are the man, Wil Wheaton!
as for Data, he was my 2nd fave!
later at the walk!
I think you are comming down with a bad case of Treknoid Stenoises (gooferideus trekus) of the Brain, I am so sorry Will there is no known cure in this century.
Loved you on trek (although I admittedly only watched it because of you). great idea putting up your own blog.
LOL Sunidesus, now that you mention it, I think I had that same dorky grin on my face in my pic with Wil too. (And pretty much all the pics I have gotten with various actors and celebs). What is with that? It must be the standard "I can't believe I am *actually* here!" grin.
Let's see, if I move the camera this way, Data isn't totally in the frame, but Wesley is. If I move the camera that way, I get all of Data, but I lose some of Wesley.
Wesley.....Data......Wesley.....Data.....or I could pan a little more to the right, dump Wesley entirely, and include that background chair in the shot instead.....
Wil you must tell us how Wesley not being a Starfleet officer was allowed to wear a dress uniform. And then is that a Pip on your neck? HUHUH?? It's the ever rageing debate right now whether there is one there.
my favorite theory on the pip is that it's an infinity loop.
You don't look like a dork.
Die Hard Trekkies, look away. Sacred cow meatloaf ahead.
Better be careful, Wil, or you'll have that Spiner-Fem from Trekkies breaking in to get get your rolodex.
Geeez those costumes! (I assume this not such a good photograph, because they look... off.)
I'll bet the actors weren't eager to look that much like the wait staff at a nice restaurant. (Can you imagine complaining to Michael Dorn in full Klingon face that your water glass has lipstick on it? "You will be avenged for the dish washer has no honor!")
Brent Spiner looks a bit like he's about to fill your water glass for the millionth time and take away the Pot Stickers plate.
And poor Marina Sirtis looks like she's a coursage short of a senior prom.
Whoopi looks cool as ever, albeit a bit like a Rastafarian Hamid Karzai: Goofy hat, robe/cape thing. Actually, except the Ray-Bans, I like that one.
Patrick Stewart looks dapper as usual. Bet William "Farking" Shatner wishes his stomach had stayed as trim as Mr. Stewart's in all of his sequels! Hell, I wish I had those abs. I would think those bell hop/singing telegram/tap dancing get ups show every budlge. Besides the one in the unitard jumpsuits on the TV show.
Now... One would think by the time they can achieve warp speed, they could get Geordi a set of contacts that didn't make him look like he was going to start fires with his gaze. That look has always been a bit eerie.
I couldn't think of anything to say about Gates McFadden, other than she's a hottie, and I hope they give the poor woman something to do in this movie. I always enjoyed the few episodes where she played the lead. But the movies have her light under a bushell.
I also see that they let Mr. Frakes grow his beard back. He looks better that way. It's also a good contrast with the Picard look.
And Uncle Willie... man, it looks like Westmore made you look 18 again! So'd the family tease you mercilously about the Star Fleet issue side-burns?
Glad to hear you will be going to the premire cut or not! You deserve it you helped put Star Trek TNG on the map and brought a lot of new fans to the Star Trek-verse. Brent is right, you do belong on all the Trek outings. Hope one of your latest auditions paid off for you.
See, Wil, they like you! They really like you--just like we monkeys do. :-D Brent Spiner just gained like, 200 gazillion cool points in my book (and he was already my second fave TNGer). Make sure you call him, Wil!
Darn it!...I wanted to be the first to ask about the star fleet uniform. Doh! Hey Wil ...Are ya having a hard time trying NOT telling us why??? Can we have at least a criptic hint or a e-mail message in a bottle? Pretty pluhease!!!
So wil, after the movie releases, can you tell us all how Wesley supposedly got back from the "other planes of existance" (and whether or not he wore his "rubbers" like his mommy told him, or if there are some extra-planar illigitimate Crusher grandchildren running around)?
BTW, neat still shot from the movie...if you had been grinning any more, you'd fit right in on startrek.com's fan pic album ;-)
OF COURSE !!!! YOU ARE "THE MAN"..Wheaton..
You still don't know that do ya?!
Just LOOK at all YOUR loyal subjects/monkeys!!
WE LOVE YOU..silly person.
Brent Spiner... I just.
I'm at a loss for words.
Wow! You know Brent Spinner!? I mean, you actually met him!? Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! ;)
No, no, but seriously....it's good to see that your outlook regarding Trek seems to be a lot more positive lately.
Wil please read!
I know you're a normal guy, and as far as Trek goes, it was just another job with a bunch of awesome co-workers, and a great way to grow up... But go Trekkie with me for a minute...
Can you see it possible for a Wesley episode of Enterprise? Since your character did evolve into some crazy higher-being with the Traveller character, and space/time/energy is all the same, it would be easy to explain. For continuity purposes, the script could involve the Enterprise cast not 'seeing' you, but you're observing for some reason...
Would you be interested in playing other parts, like a bad Vulcan on Enterprise?
So, wait, Wil, how long again did you sit in your garage listening to Oingo Boingo after you talkled to Brent?
Keep us smiling, Head Monkey. :)
You always have hope, good for you!!!
I am still bitter about them cutting you and after all the rumors about Brent and Patrick I have a hard time trusting anything either would say.
But, that said. I'm glad you're not bitter like me, it shows that you're a much better person.
Wil, is that so hard to believe? It must be amazing for the cast to have seen YOU grow, to have been a part of your adolesence, to have some lasting impact on your life. It's a great feeling, and even if you are still in awe of them, they must be in awe of you too.
Sounds like Brent's up there on the list of the coolest people ever, along with Jonathan Frakes. :) It's good to hear what the rest of us have known all along.... ;)
Wil, you are SUCH a geek!
Okay, I give up. Can someone please explain the significance of 101010?
Please feel free to laugh and point if I'm missing something really obvious.
There's just something about a man in uniform... ;)
Great pics..very interesting...Good luck Wil! Maybe things will turn around..
Nice pics. ;-) That's so cool of Brent to make you feel so included in the Trek family. You don't give yourself nearly enough credit that people look forward to seeing you and/or meeting you. :) Rock on!
Hey Wil, did you put up 42 in binary on purpose? :) 101010
It seems like you had a great time. It must be fun to be a part of a project that brings that much happiness to everyone involved.
That is so cool. Really. Wow.
(okay so i'm not feeling particularly articulate today...)
I realized something after reading this entry: how fortunate you are to have so many people not only like but admire you.
Well, on the treknews pic, you look more like Wil Wheaton than Wesley Crusher. All the others typically mimed their characters BUT you were yourself!! And it's ok, when you just were happy to meet each other again! I looked into my dictionary to find the word "dork" (you remember? I'm German...bad english etc.), but didn't find it. It seems to have a negative meaning like "idiot" or so...however, there's no reason to judge yourself in such a way!! Just think of the words of Spiner and Stewart. They like you and give you the feeling of still being a part of the TNG "family". I hope at least we will see you on DVD!!!
Neato. And you never know, they might just invite you back for a larger role in the next movie (and we all know there WILL be another).
I still think you should do a UK convention :)
42 is the meaning of life...
The Hitchhiker wrote:
"42 is the meaning of life"
So whats the question?
Sorry couldnt resist.
Anyway, WIL, its cool that you were clearly chuffed to be in that scene with all the rest of the crew.
When are you going to get it into your noggin that we like you, and that the cast and crew of Trek, like you?
Always remember where your towel is, you can't go wrong.
So if you're 5'4,that makes Dorn 5'8?
Mmmm.... Wil looks like Liberace in that photo,
maybe because of the strange clothing....
just kidding :)
"Bellboy! Take these bags to room 702!"
Nice jacket and pants.
Looks like Spiner was getting Whoopy's damn hat in the face (notice he is leaning backwards in the shot).
Sounds like Mr. Spiner looks at you as an equal. What's so surprising about that?
Aww. That's so sweet! :-)
See, I told you you'd have fun if you went. :-)
I bet it meant alot to Brent and the others that you came.
This is my first time to your site, and I'm sorry. I should have come sooner. I'm sorry to hear your scenes were cut, but I guess not everyone can make it in. It would have been nice to see you in a uniform again. ;)
Anyway, just stoppin by, will continue to stop by in the future.
haven't been following as closely as i could be, so maybe this has already been discussed, but mightn't wil be in deleted scenes if a collector's edition dvd is released? . . .
Wow, hopefully i'll get to read a post about you being a goof over in Europe at a press conference sometime soon. You should take Brent up on his offer, even if it's just to get everyone together for a bbq or whatever you celebs do. Everyone likes BBQing in the fall...and the spring..and summer, but i seem to be one of the only ppl i know who does it in the winter. Guess it's an eastern-canadian thing.
everyone is happy when see you!!:))
I will be happy when I would see you!
Man, hope I make it to the premiere.
Plus, you just know that the cut scenes will show up in the extended-length DVD version.
So Wil what do you think of the boycotting some of your fans are doing of the film?
my boy lollipop
you make my heart go giddy up
you are as sweet as candy
your my sugar dandy
o my boy lollipop
never ever leave me
'cause it would grieve me
my heart told me so
isn't that song so groovy? it brings back some great times!
Don't boycott the movie people. I'm just as upset that we won't get to see our favorate wiz kid and blogger in the movie, but if we're to see another movie we need to go see it. Let's just hope they're smart enough to put everything into the extended DVD. I see nothing wrong with a 3 hr movie :P
boycotting is a bad idea.
They're not putting me back in, no matter what. While the gesture is not lost on me, the better thing to do is see the movie over and over and over again on opening weekend, so it opens big and they decide to make another TNG movie. If there's another TNG movie, it's almost certain that they'll put me in it.
Well Wil, maybe I was wrong about those Hollywood types. Looks like everything is working out. :) Slowly but surely. Glad you had a great con.
Hrm...and de Lancie would like to play Q again. It's settled everyone watch Nemesis at least 8 times, so Wil can get in it and maybe a Q too. :P
I agree with Wil. Because if this movie doesn't open well we won't be seeing TNG again on film and if we don't see TNG on film again then no Wesley ever again.
I agree, go see the movie lots. With The Two Towers barreling down right on its heels, it's very important for Trek-aficionados to put as much love into this movie as possible. Remember, a lot of Paramount's decisions to make movies hinge on filling those seats.
Now I just have to get van Citters to put my stuff on the top of the submissions slush pile. As if he weren't overworked enough . . .
Brent...*thud*...gawd I love that man! I met him at a convention on my 18th birthday and when my sister told him the occassion he gave me that impish, and very sexy, grin before planting a big ole smooch on my cheek. *sigh* Now I know how my Mom felt when Frankie Avalon kissed her!
It's great to see that pic, Wil! It still pisses me off that you were cut from the film, but I'm hoping that your scene's will end up on the DVD. But why the heck was Wes in the dress uniform? I thought he and The Traveller were skipping around on "other planes of existance"!
You know -- Wil's got a point. We have a mission people and we have to follow our directives from Mr. Crusher very carefully. See ol' #10 as often as it takes to make the $$$ it will require for #11 to be made which will most likely be a sequel to #10 anyway -- according to Patrick. That way, Wil's a shoe-in. Maybe Rick had it planned this way all along; wanting to see how loyal and perhaps grown-up Wil's become through the last decade -- a sort of character test. And if I didn't know any better (and I don't), I'd bet my last week's wages (all $.32 of it) that Brent (I call him Brent, too) knows something about it and is sworn to secrecy. Hence, the impish grin. Maybe? C'mon, throw me a bone!
And then I'm sure Rick WILL write/produce a prime spot into #11 for Wil. Maybe ol' Wes will save the day. I always envisioned it that way, anyway; an older/wiser Wesley Crusher emerging on to the scene in a heroic presentation during an all but lost moment for the crew of the Enterprise-E. As if to say, "Now how's that for the punk ass kid, people?!? So step off, BEEEEOTCH!" Well, perhaps something to that effect anyway. Too many people want to see Wes resolved/addressed -- yes?
Good plan, Wil! I know I'm committing to at least 10 viewings before it goes DVD. Let's see, I'm in the PAC/NORTHWEST, so that's around $50.00 from my going alone! (matinee prices naturally) But multiply that by at least ALL the viewers of this site and that alone might add up…
Hey, Wil. Your attitude as well as the other well-wishers herein has lifted my spirits greatly these past few days.
So I re-read Wil's comment and NOW I get it. The trick is to see it A LOT on opening weekend. DER! Well, I can't promise 50 viewings, but I do have a fellow Trekkie friend who may accomany me for a few times if I buy for the additional viewings. (Cheap b*stard)
Eitherway, I'm on board!
Hey what the hell?? I clicked on the link and it told me I was FORBIDDEN to view that page!
Damn them, they followed me here too! Stupid gnomes...*walks away, muttering profanites*
Yahtzee indeed. That's cool beyond words, I think.
What is six multiplied by nine?
My vote is for Evil Anti-Wesley to come back and DESTROY the universe. (You can just imagine the hand gesture his action figure would have.) Hey Picard, Riker, and Data have all had their Evil Science Fiction Twin of sorts.
Give our pal Wil the opportunity to do his best over the top bad guy in the foot steps of F Murray Abraham, Alice Krige, Malcom McDowell, Christopher Plummer, and the King of all Star Trek Villains, Ricardo Montalban.
Ends in a brutal scene with Evil Wes and a bunch of ... ummm... Klingons looking for parmach in all the wrong places. But we won't go there. (Now THERE's an action figure.)
Actually, I wouldn't want Wil to go out in such a blaze of ignominy. I'm waiting for him to get his own Trek series. That way he gets to work with Rick Berman EVERY DAY!
After Nemesis, a Trek movie with Super Enhanced Traveller Wes against Q.
You don't look like a dork there Wil! You just look a little short standing next to Michael! LOL They should have let you stand between Marina and Whoopi >;}
wil: i looked the picture over...and then i looked at it over again...and as far as i can see on my small screen...you're the only one with teeth!
Know what I like best about coming here? There is ALWAYS something that makes me smile, for being funny or cool or whatever.
Hey, they just reran a (1996?) Outer Limits you did. Nice work, Wil!
Didn't some agency that you were with during and after your few years on TNG screw you over somehow? I can't remember the details. I'm referring to an interview you gave to the TV Guide dudes when they published a Book on TNG just before the last episode. Like I said, I read it from what seemed to be eons ago and some of the info might be innacurate.
Hope to hear a responce. ^_^
you would think someone would have a petition to sign online that they would send to berman to have your nemesis scene(s) put back in...im sure he really doesnt care...so it wont make much of a difference...but its good to show how the audience feels about certain decisions...
this site is totally a dorky site u nerds
Dude, at least u made some money doin Trek, but you were forced to play this little wuss who thought he was hot shit, but in most scenereo's, one would have done the same thing in your position. I kinda like Trek, only the original and the next gen, but thats about it, deep space 9 sucked in my opinion, and voyager was only cool durring the encounters with the Borg, and that new Enterprise, well that is just pathetic, look at the enterprise in that show and look at the enterprise in the original Kirk series, it seems the older one looks more advanced than the newer one, (from the Kirk series). Oh well, I am sure Gene would have done it correct, but I am a critic like every single person in this world who enjoys picking out things that are incorrect like my spelling half of the time. Well hope the best for you Will.
well, i doubt anyone will get this, but, Will, you were actually my childhood hero. I used to watch Star Trek every day, and i now own all the episodes on DVD. I have always wanted to be like your character. But now that I'm older, 23, i realize that your character was probably created to suck in a younger crowd, like myself. I also caught you on the Weakest Link, and I think you did not portray yourself well. Oh well, ç'est la vie. . .
oh, by the way 101010 is 42 in bianary, the computer language. i know it was in the BBC radio show and book by douglas adams, The Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy. Good reading, if you have the time.
101010 binery for 42
2A hexadecimal for 42
2A Arabsat facilty in tunis
i know who yer werking for
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