Wil, Wesley and the Web

Wesley Crusher was a character in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The character is generally regarded as being the most annoying, obnoxious member of the Enterprise crew.

Wesley was played by Wil Wheaton.

In contrast to the character he played, Wil is courteous, funny and an all-round nice guy.

How do I know? Wil keeps a weblog.

Unlike most "celebrity" websites, this one is honest and down-to-earth. It turns out that Wil is quite the geek - he was interviewed recently for Slashdot and there’s a whole Fark category dedicated to him now.

I emailed him recently to ask if there was an RSS feed of his blog. He (promptly) wrote back and said there wasn’t but he was working on it.

So, I was very pleased for him when I heard that Wil will appear in the next Star Trek movie. Hopefully, it will be a chance to properly wrap up the character of Wesley.

I’m not the only one spreading the good word: Wil’s website was down for a while after being flooded with traffic from Slashdot, Fark and Metafilter.

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