Wesley Crusher haters...here! :-)
Posted 11 August 2007 - 02:13 PM
Ha ha, glad to see I'm not alone...
Anywho, yes, for some reason I dislike Wesley Crusher. When I think about it, there's little to no practical reason why, but I just do.
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. -Horace Walpole
Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. -Bob Dylan
Everyone dies but not everyone lives. -A. Sachs
This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper -T.S. Eliot
The people that are trying to make the world worse never take a day off, why should I? Light up the darkness. -Bob Marley
A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:23 PM
Landru: are you of the Body?
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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:44 PM
Exactly!!! The right person finally came into his life in that episode!
Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:12 PM
LOL! That was a no-brainer, since no self-respecting human teenager could fall for Wesley, I just knew that the Dauphin would have to end up being some kind of warty alien or an amorphous puddle of slime! I was just waiting for it to happen!
Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:21 PM
Now let's move that up to my kid's generation, then my grand kid's....you can see what I am getting at. My grand kid's gen. is so far ahead of my generation on the technology scale it is remarkable.
However, all that being said, they are still teenagers, dealing with the changes that occur in their minds, emotions and especially those harmones.
That is what I liked about Wesley Crusher. We have in his character a highly intellectual teenager that can talk about and understand quantum physics the same way my generation amazed our parents when we talked about our new small hand-held transistor radios, while at the same time, seeing this young man go through the same pangs and confusion that every teenager has gone through regardless of the era they lived in. Adolescence is the one constant in the universe that does not change regardless of the technological level of a society. Roddenberry, and later Berman was able to aptly portray that angst and wonder through the eyes of Wesley Crusher. Not an easy thing to do on camera, but Wheaton did it almost perfectly.
So, if Wes made you cringe at times....bravo! That is exactly what teenagers have been doing since Adam looked at Cain and Abel and asked Eve, "What the hell were we thinking?"
Actually, the first few episodes of TNG had me wanting to throw Wesley out of the airlock as well, however once those first few awkward episodes were put behind us Wesley was actually a halfway decent character. When he left during the 4th season I would have perfered seeing him remain for the 2nd half of Next Gen.
Posted 29 August 2008 - 03:18 PM
Of course, I think they should've done that in the first season, but that's besides the point.
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