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Ask Wil Wheaton Anything

CmdrTaco posted about 13 years ago | from the no-i-do-not-look-like-him dept.

Movies 492

Wil Wheaton [IMDB] is our latest interview victim. Best known here as Wesley Crusher on TNG, Wil has a history doing movies both good (Stand by Me) and, uh, otherwise (see his FAQ). His movie "The Good Things" just won the grand prize at the 27th Festival of American Cinema at Deuville. His currrent project is "Jane White Is Sick & Twisted". Post your questions for him here, one per post, and we'll forward a few of the highest rated ones to Wil.

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Are you the evil guy in Enterprise? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430150)

Just wondering, you know.

why (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430151)

do you suck so much?

Those Silly Automatic Doors (5, Funny)

wikki (13091) | about 13 years ago | (#2430155)

When you were on the set of TNG did you ever find yourself running into the automatic doors when there was no one there to open them for you? How about at your house or other places? Was this a problem for any of the other cast members? Did you ever find yourself going to grocery stores and running in and out of the doors just to make you feel better?

Which one? (5, Funny)

sandidge (150265) | about 13 years ago | (#2430156)

So, uh, Beverly Crusher, Troi or Yar?

Re:Which one? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430178)

Ok, now that is just sick.

Re:Which one? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430217)

All three at once, preferably. Crusher is probably overall the most attractive, IMHO

Re:Which one? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430294)

which one!?

Wesley or Beverly?

Re:Which one? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430324)

Neither. Jack [imdb.com] is obviously the hottest Crusher.

Re:Which one? (2)

CaseyB (1105) | about 13 years ago | (#2430273)

Hey! You left out Pulaski!

Ugh (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430297)

I think he left that choice out on purpose.

Re:Which one? (-1, Offtopic)

mskfisher (22425) | about 13 years ago | (#2430302)

A calculated maneuver, in my estimation. :)

Re:Which one? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430316)

$200 says he answers with Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi).

Personally, however, I'd have to choose Gates McFadden. (Beverly Crusher)

As an Adequacy Editor... (-1, Troll)

perdida on (528453) | about 13 years ago | (#2430160)

I would very much like it if you were to star in porn exclusivly for our website.

It would have to fit our editorial guidelines, however; subtly outrageous, wildly controversial, and entertaining are all good things to be in order to get published here.

p.s. I would like to pose in some of those pictures with you, I hope you don't mind goat fur.

Do you feel inadequate? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430175)

Do you feel a need to proclaim your tawdry little webshite in every story, regardless of your relevance or comprehension of the subject?

Adequacy.com.
For those who feel inadequate.

How do you pronounce "FAQ"? (0, Interesting)

32xts (163190) | about 13 years ago | (#2430161)

To turn the table on you, what is your take on the question?

Are you gay? (-1, Redundant)

NineNine (235196) | about 13 years ago | (#2430164)

That's it. That's all I want to know. Are you gay? I know, it's a no-brainer, but still, I'd like to hear it from the horse's mouth.

Re:Are you gay? (1, Funny)

NineNine (235196) | about 13 years ago | (#2430276)

Obviously, whoever modded this as "flamebait" has never seen an episode of Star Trek with this guy in it.

some good looking guys are straight (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430288)

Some people think that every pretty face who knows how to groom themself is gay. Thats not 100% true.

Re:some good looking guys are straight (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430331)

It's not just how he looked. Trust me. Anybody with functioning gaydar could pick this guy out from a mile away. He's as queer as a 3 dollar bill.

What I would like to know is... (1, Offtopic)

mttlg (174815) | about 13 years ago | (#2430165)

Why all this Wil Wheaton stuff everywhere all of a sudden? I never knew this guy's name until a couple weeks ago, and now I see it all over the place. Was this a carefully planned attempt to distance himself from the "Wesley must die!" movement, or is this just another case of the media picking someone to hype for no apparent reason? Or is he being recognized for his accomplishments or some other seemingly obvious reason?

Funny Wil Wheaton interview on BBSpot (4, Informative)

jdh28 (19903) | about 13 years ago | (#2430168)


Wil Wheaton recently did a very funny short interview [bbspot.com] over at BBSpot [bbspot.com] .


john

Re:Funny Wil Wheaton interview on BBSpot (1)

WalterSobchak (193686) | about 13 years ago | (#2430284)

Is the interview on BBSpot for real or was that a BBSpot spoof?

Alex

Re:Funny Wil Wheaton interview on BBSpot (2, Interesting)

jdh28 (19903) | about 13 years ago | (#2430295)

According to the log [bbspot.com] it's for real. Wil has even admitted to it [wilwheaton.net] .

john

Deauville, not Deuville (0)

LanceSchumacher (469458) | about 13 years ago | (#2430169)

The name of the town is "Deauville", not "Deuville". It's pronounced like "D'oh Ville". The town is located in Normandy and the american film festival takes places there every year.

Hi (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430171)

Do you like to sing?

regrets (1, Redundant)

Hitch (1361) | about 13 years ago | (#2430177)

Having portrayed one of, if not THE most hated character from TNG, do you regret taking the role? Are you irritated by how they handled your character?

Re:regrets (3, Informative)

smaughster (227985) | about 13 years ago | (#2430191)

I'd say, RTFF [wilwheaton.net] .

Re:regrets (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430203)

From his FAQ (pronouned faq you twit), this is his response to "Do you ever get tired of people asking the same questions?"

The truth is, I really haven't, because even if it's the thousandth time I've been asked a question, it's the first time the person asking it has ever heard the answer

Fake PR drone alert... i bet his shit dosnt stink either... when will Hollywood types take a break and drop back down to reality.

Re:regrets (1, Offtopic)

squaretorus (459130) | about 13 years ago | (#2430229)

Having been THE most hated character on TeeVee generally for years, ruining many a fine episode for me, now that you are one of those freaky super beings would you travel back in time and just, like, not turn up for the audition or something!

It won't bother you! Your a super being!

Re:regrets (-1, Offtopic)

ywwg (20925) | about 13 years ago | (#2430328)

can we mod this down, it's covered extensively on his site and elsewhere.

Complete nonsense (2, Insightful)

Caine (784) | about 13 years ago | (#2430180)

But I have to say that was the best, most interesting and most funny celebrity site, I've ever seen. :)

Python (2, Interesting)

Voidhobo (219337) | about 13 years ago | (#2430181)

Do you thing the Python programming-language is Sixty Feet of Pure Terror [imdb.com] , too? (I mean, this is Slashdot, afterall!)

What the story fails to mention (4, Funny)

Mononoke (88668) | about 13 years ago | (#2430182)

Wil's not that far removed from the rest of us here.

How many actors have you heard of that took the time to code their own site in php?

Oh, I'm supposed to ask a question...Hmmm...ok: Wil, vi or emacs?

^_^

Did you ever want to jam Gates McFadden? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430183)

I always wanted to pork Beverley Crusher, but it would seem to me you a much better chance...

Ashley Judd - Please clarify (4, Interesting)

iamsure (66666) | about 13 years ago | (#2430184)

In your FAQ, there is a question about Ashley Judd:

"Is it true that you were really Ashley Judd's first onscreen kiss, and you ruined her for the rest of her life?"

To which you reply:

"Yep. It is 100% true. Ashley Judd played Robin Lefler, in the episode "The Game", and Uncle Willie went to bootytown"

Now, let's be clear here. You "knew" her in a biblical sense?

Seeing as how she is one of the most attractive and emotional actresses in Hollywood, what was the experience like back then?

Just wanted some clarification..

Re:Ashley Judd - Please clarify (1, Offtopic)

sandidge (150265) | about 13 years ago | (#2430194)

More importantly... " Bootytown "?!?!?

Wheres the parties, dude? (5, Interesting)

imrdkl (302224) | about 13 years ago | (#2430187)

Seriously, how much time do you spend reading techie sites like slashdot, and keeping up with the issues? I see lots of nice links and banners on your webpage that seem to advocate. How would you "rate your geekness"? Is setting up your own server really fun for you, or just another way to score babes? :-)

Thanks, I enjoy alot of your work.

Re:Wheres the parties, dude? (5, Funny)

SubtleNuance (184325) | about 13 years ago | (#2430211)

Is setting up your own server really fun for you, or just another way to score babes?

Only on /. could building servers be considered sexy.

The TNN TNG Marathon (2, Interesting)

Salis (52373) | about 13 years ago | (#2430188)

Wil,
I loved the TNG Marathon played on TNN..the first time I ever watched the network for more than 15 seconds. The character segments in between were great too, but why on Earth did they make all of you run on that stupid treadmill? It was so distracting...and watching Michael Dorn get out of breathe wasn't exactly funny.

Re:The TNN TNG Marathon (1)

big_a (112626) | about 13 years ago | (#2430228)

Speaking of which... What's the connection between Star Trek and TNN?

Do you find it creepy too?

Re:The TNN TNG Marathon (0, Offtopic)

frknfrk (127417) | about 13 years ago | (#2430298)

TNN is no longer 'the nashville network'. they are trying to 'reinvent' themselves as 'the national network'. so instead of 'dukes of hazzard' they are showing 'star trek'.

-sam

Star Trek Movies (1, Redundant)

LowellPorter (466257) | about 13 years ago | (#2430189)

Will you be in any future Star Trek movies? Why or Why not?

Thanks Ahead.
LP

How does it feel (-1, Offtopic)

yatest5 (455123) | about 13 years ago | (#2430190)

to be watched and idolised by all these closet-homo no-mark never-been-laid spunky-y-fronted skinny geek-spekked gimp freaks?

aaahh thankyou vver muucch.

He can't be all bad: (3, Insightful)

Xzzy (111297) | about 13 years ago | (#2430192)

His website uses php instead of asp. That's worth at least ten additional cool points, and considering the reputation the poor guy has, that's really something.

Re:He can't be all bad: (-1, Offtopic)

StikyPad (445176) | about 13 years ago | (#2430336)

I don't know who explained the ranking system to you, but we get geek points, not cool points. Just thought you should know.

So? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430193)

Are you gay or what?

type casted (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430195)

Do you feel doing stand by me and TNG that you are typecasted?

Final Frontier - thoughts on your career (4, Interesting)

iamsure (66666) | about 13 years ago | (#2430198)

As one of the ultra-rare individuals who actually really enjoyed your character, I have had some questions over the years.

Questions like:

Did you ever get to see Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troy) nude?

Was there any behind the scenes booty-calls between cast members that you are comfortable releasing?

How difficult is it for a new actor to get a recurring role on a Star Trek series 'generally'?

More importantly to me..

Would you ever do a movie with Bruce Campbell? If so, have you let him and his people know?

And finally,

I know you were happy to leave the show, and I am glad you retained your integrity and ability to do what you wanted. However, I have often wondered, did you like the WAY you were written off the show?

Re:Final Frontier - thoughts on your career (1)

yatest5 (455123) | about 13 years ago | (#2430231)

>> Did you ever get to see Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troy) nude?

Well, if this doesn't prove the point of my earlier posting, I don't know what does!

Inquiring minds want to know (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430200)

When you were on Star Trek:TNG, were you ever so sickened by your own role that you projectile vomitted onto the writers?

Superhero Movies (1, Interesting)

32xts (163190) | about 13 years ago | (#2430202)

After getting your fingers burned with the abortive Sandman project in conjunction with Roger Avery, are there are other superhero projects you would consider taking on?

Star Trek, of coure (4, Interesting)

steveo777 (183629) | about 13 years ago | (#2430207)

We all can look up your various roles on the web [imdb.com] . What kind of roles people attempt to cast you for? Are there any movies that you especially would like to have been in, or possibly in the future?

Re:Star Trek, of coure (1)

cyphgenic (455493) | about 13 years ago | (#2430222)

Also, what role would you like to play in a movie based on one of your favorite books?

Being a late twenty-something were your friends caught up in the dot-com hype, or are they mostly actors concerned with their craft?

Sex appeal of trek (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430209)

Did Star Trek ever get you laid?

"Ask Anything" means *nothing* is off-topic! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430214)

Attention idiot moderators:

The topic is "Ask Wil Wheaton Anything". Therefore even by /. moron standards, *nothing* is technically off-topic unless it's not a question.

It may be flamebait or a troll, but how could a question be "off-topic"?

Jerks.

Wesley Crusher jokes (5, Interesting)

DarkDust (239124) | about 13 years ago | (#2430215)

As you mentioned on your FAQ page, the Wesley Crusher character from TNG was target of some not very complementary jokes. But are there any Wesley Crusher jokes that you liked ?

Now to the Core Question (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430216)


Wil, will your website be featuring any
guest CORBA objects anytime soon?

Rock on Dude, Great PHP site!

true geek? (1)

jptxs (95600) | about 13 years ago | (#2430218)

your site is php. you have a thinkgeek banner and many other geek cues. do you consider youself one of the unwashed masses [slashdot.org] ? do you think you're a geek? --in the good sense =]

With a decent start to your career.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430220)

why did you end up doing less-than-desirable career-killing roles such as Star Trek? Not flamebait.....this question is legit!

Google Whoring (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430223)

Re:Google Whoring (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430275)

Great, now we've /.'ed Google.

Enterprise (5, Interesting)

abde (136025) | about 13 years ago | (#2430224)


I liked your brief appearance in the Sprite commercial :) My question is, have you thought about sticking with the Star Trek franchise? With Enterprise, the franchise is taking a new direction, in which the characters are more human and not ultra-competent Utopians. Have you considered trying for a part, recurring or otherwise?

Are you worried about being typecast? (5, Informative)

wrinkledshirt (228541) | about 13 years ago | (#2430230)

Jason Alexander once said in an interview that every single episode he did as George on Seinfeld made it harder and harder for him to be marketable in showbiz as any other sort of character. Given that most people know you as Welsey Crusher, do you ever worry about it? If that's a problem, how does an actor break out of it?

wilwheaton.net (2, Interesting)

dafoomie (521507) | about 13 years ago | (#2430232)

How does it feel to have wilwheaton.net slashdotted? But seriously, would you ever, ever, ever do a Star Trek anything again, even if its just 10 seconds to get shot to make sure you'll never appear again? Not sure how you'd get written back in though.

Writing Wesley back in. . . (1)

An Onerous Coward (222037) | about 13 years ago | (#2430337)

Need I point out that, when Wesley Crusher(TM) left us, he was well on his way to godhood? Time and space are merely useful abstractions to the WesleyGod. All the WesleyGod must do is ponder the possibility of travelling backwards in time, and it shall be so.

Another possibility would be to write him in as his own ancestor. ST has stooped to doing that on a couple of occasions before.

Come back, Wil! The galaxy needs you!

IDS (1)

eMilkshake (131623) | about 13 years ago | (#2430236)

Wil -- I see you are an IDS user for all your photo displaying needs. Do you recommend it for others, and what features do you like most about this and other open source products?

Hated? (2, Interesting)

Kaypro (35263) | about 13 years ago | (#2430237)

It always fascinates me, the hatred male trekkies have towards Wil Wheatons character. Now I think I understand why: I watched TNG during my early teens and I always envied his character, I would have killed to be in his characters situation! And I think thats where all this hatred comes from. Instead of looking like a dweeb, they express distaste for him. Also he basically portrayed most of our lives: An above average male teenager who was never appreciated for his abilites by his role models (Especially Picard). This kind of reminds me a bit of the whole Jar Jar thing...

If you're not man enough to admit your envy, then please don't try to satisfy your ego by expressing hate.

To Wes: Great job on TNG....wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

Kaypro...

Jar-Jar (-1, Offtopic)

e7 (117450) | about 13 years ago | (#2430296)

Yeah, when do we get to interview Ahmed Best?

Read his FAQ before you post! (1)

CygnusTM (233935) | about 13 years ago | (#2430238)

Don't waste our time with questions that are already answered in Wil's FAQ [wilwheaton.net] .

Re:Read his FAQ before you post! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430250)

Would love to. Unfortunately, 500,000 other slashdorks are also trying to do so right now.

Slashdot effect (4, Funny)

Tet (2721) | about 13 years ago | (#2430240)

Simple question: were you expecting your site to get slashdotted when details of this interview were posted?

outfit (1)

daevt (100407) | about 13 years ago | (#2430242)

how the hell did they get you to wear that grey thing on TNG? i hope you got a lot of cash for that.

Nick Name Wuss-ley (2, Funny)

msheppard (150231) | about 13 years ago | (#2430243)

Did the nick name Wuss-ley hurt you personally? If not, can you maybe recommend one that would?

NewTek and the Video Toaster (5, Interesting)

suso (153703) | about 13 years ago | (#2430249)

On your homepage you mention that you once worked for NewTek during their development or initial release of the Video Toaster. I've always been curious to know how you got the job there and what you exactly did for them? Did you ever own an Amiga prior to working at NewTek?

bandwidth (1)

TheMMaster (527904) | about 13 years ago | (#2430251)

Since your site seems to be suffering for the "slashdot effect" what kind of connection do you have?? ;-)

So you read Slashdot, eh? (5, Interesting)

Stavr0 (35032) | about 13 years ago | (#2430252)

  • Do you have an account here ?
  • Have you ever posted here ?
  • Have you ever submitted ?
  • Have you ever got a submission accepted ?

Re:So you read Slashdot, eh? (2, Informative)

zsazsa (141679) | about 13 years ago | (#2430311)

This [slashdot.org] is probably him, going by the slashdot user name "CleverNickName."

If so.... (-1, Offtopic)

LittleGuy (267282) | about 13 years ago | (#2430319)

.... um, CmdrTaco, or CowboyNeal?

Product Demo (2)

SomeoneGotMyNick (200685) | about 13 years ago | (#2430254)

I've seen your interview in it's product demo videotape.

Do you still use the Newtek Video Toaster for your video productions?

A character done wrong? (0, Troll)

screwballicus (313964) | about 13 years ago | (#2430256)

Do you feel your character was belittled by TNG's writers? In the film The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes reads the line "You see, no one would surrender to the Dread Pirate Wesley". Do you feel that no one would surrender the Dread Pirate Ensign Wesley Crusher? Is this problem specifically related to the name Wesley? Might this problem have been dealt with by a better surname? Ensign Wesley Ball-Crusher? Or maybe just Ensign Ball-Crusher, for that matter. What techniques, were you able to relive your tenure as Ensign Ball-Crusher, would you use to deal with the problem of your character's unpopularity. I suggest the following:

1) Being an attractive young woman

2) In a spandex jumpsuit

Number 2, you have covered already. Number 1 would be a more difficult solution. Will you, at any point in the future, be an attractive young woman? Have you, in your acting career, ever been a young woman? Can I have a date? Thank you.

Mr. Wheaton, what do you think of this story? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430257)

Wil Wheaton and Osama make their living as syncronized swimming instructors.
Wil Wheaton and Osama like animals. You could even say they love animals. In their
spare time, Wil Wheaton and Osama express their immense love for animals in their own
"special" way. In this first episode our two characters (mad with desire) have
broken into a local hospital where they find their first victim.

Wil Wheaton and Osama made their way into the lab where the animal experiments
were conducted. A cute, fuzzy rabbit had caught their eye...

The evil duo quickly subdued the little lab rabbit. They strapped the now
helpless animal's head to the sex table with hot leather. Osama had they urge,
and removed his pants, which were now buldging. After slipping off his briefs,
Osama tightly fastened the leather straps and was ready to begin.......

Osama began to "grease up". Shoving endless amounts of vaseline and baby
oil all around the rabbit's ass, he slid his purple head firmly into the
rabbit's tight asshole. Even though the rabbit was slightly unconscious,
screams of pain were constanly being emmited. Wil Wheaton reached for the chain whip
and smacked the rabbit's soft nose until its face was soaked with blood. Now,
with the rabbits head drooped over the edge of the table, Osama continued his
sex hunt. His now tingling cock was pushed deeper and deeper through the thick
layers of skin which covered the bowel tract. Five, six, seven, then finally
all eight and 3/4 inches were plunged deep within the animal's love canal.

Osama's manhood tingled with every slight movement of the now half alive
rabbit. He began rhythmically sliding in and out, moaning with pleasure on
every thrust. Osama worked himself into a hot orgasm. The blood, now coming
steadily out of the rabbit's ass with every thrust of Osama's pelvis, could be
heard dripping on the floor. Osama's rate increased and with a final push, he
spurted creamy white love gel far up into the rabbit's bleeding ass.

The blood and cum mixed together on the floor, which had now accumulated a
large puddle. Unknown to Osama, the semen had acted as a powerful enemma for
the rabbit and out ushered the contents of its intestine. The stool was loose
and soft. It fell to the ground with a soft thud and broke into small pieces.
The obnoxious smell caught Osama's attention, and no sooner had he fallen to
the ground and began licking the large puddle of blood, sperm, and stool.
Exited at Osama's enthusiasm, Wil Wheaton dropped to his knees and also began to slurp
the foul mixture.

After cleaning the floor with their tongues, Osama and Wil Wheaton checked on the
battered lab rabbit. It was barely able to hold its head up, as it had lost
control of most of its motor fuctions. Feeling no pity for this sexually
mistreated animal, they unstrapped it and tossed it across the room, only to
make a loud and deep thud against the wall. Its blood soaked fur left spatters
of red stains everywhere it touched. Wil Wheaton reached for his chain whip, while
Osama grabbed a pair of rusty hedge clippers (one of the many torture devices
carried around for "convenience"). They made their way over to the rabbit.
The rabbit was struggling for every last bit of air it could, just gasping and
wheezing.

"Awwwww. Poor little thing," Wil Wheaton maniacally laughed. He raised his arm
and thrust the cold metal whip down, exposing the rabbit's bloody flesh.
He kept whacking and whacking at the furry bag of blood. Then, when Wil Wheaton
stopped to catch his breath, Osama stepped over with his rusty hedge clippers.
He knelt over the rabbit who was knocking loudly on death's door. Osama took a
quick glance at the clippers, grinned, and then thrust them deep into the body
of the rabbit, obviously hitting many arteries. As the blood squirted into
Osama's face he moved the clippers around in hopes to find a thick bone to
crunch. "Aha! The femur!" he yelled out with excitement. Osama wedged the
clippers against the bone. He opened them wide......then closed down on them
with all his might. The bone could be heard deep inside the rabbit, being
mutilated. Death had glazed the bunny's eyes.

The rabbit lay dead, a bloody mess on the floor. Its bodily fluids freely
surged across the tiled floor. Then with a look of extreme satisfaction, both
Osama and Wil Wheaton lit up some smokes, gathered their belongings and quietly left
the hospital grounds, knowing with confidence that they would strike again,
somewhere, soon.

WilWeaton.net /.ed (1)

CygnusTM (233935) | about 13 years ago | (#2430263)

Did anyone warn Wil of the consequences of accepting an interview request from Slashdot?

fuck slashdot. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430265)

Hey, let's do what bbspot did and interview an actor/geek.

I thought it was cool when bbspot did it. You guys are just biting.

The quality here sucks these days. Fucking USED to be cool at /. but hardly at all any more.

Outrospection. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430267)

Wil, if you could ask Wil Wheaton anything, what would you ask him? (be sure to read his FAQ [wilwheaton.net] before you answer).

The Trekkie Circuit (5, Interesting)

Chris Pimlott (16212) | about 13 years ago | (#2430268)

I'm curious about the Star Trek fan circuit - convention appearances and all. Do you actually make some decent money on them or is it more of a favor to the fans? Does Paramount ever pressure the actors to attend events to promote the franchise? And is there a camaraderie between actors from different series, people who otherwise haven't worked with each other?

Cameo (1)

mr100percent (57156) | about 13 years ago | (#2430270)

Personally I liked the cameo in The Outer Limits episode, albiet he was typecast as a scared newbie cadet. Was it "The Lighthorsemen" or "The light army"?

Re:Cameo (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430313)

Was that the one where his ship travels back to earth instead of the alien homeworld and drops that huge planet-destroying bomb?

Usenet (5, Interesting)

Herbmaster (1486) | about 13 years ago | (#2430271)

When did you first hear of the classic usenet group, alt.ensign.wesley.crusher.die.die.die, and what was your reaction?

Wil's job at NewTek's Lightwave (5, Interesting)

peter303 (12292) | about 13 years ago | (#2430277)

You worked at the animation software shop NewTek
for a while. What did you do there? Do you thing you'll get back into tech again someday?

Obligatory Interview Question - (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430281)

Boxers or Briefs?

Why Wil Wheaton? (0, Offtopic)

ChrisJones (23624) | about 13 years ago | (#2430290)

Does CmdrTaco have a secret desire to be Wesley Crusher? Happy little geekboy growing up in a world for happy little geeks? ;)

Not a question : Wil's Filmography (1)

TheMMaster (527904) | about 13 years ago | (#2430291)

I found Wil's Filmography [mediaone.net]
I thought you might be interested... it is quite impressive actually

Hollywood Activism (5, Interesting)

Dunkirk (238653) | about 13 years ago | (#2430293)

Wil,

You have made comments to the effect of poo-poo'ing celebrity opinions about issues in general. Yet in your blogs, you spend a lot of time discussing politics, and you make no bones about which side of the isle you favor. As someone in the public spotlight - and especially as someone in the geek spotlight (being a celeb that has your own self-coded web site) - do you consider it a duty of sorts to be an activist? Does being a celeb bring any more responsibility over the common, first-amendment-empowered citizen in voicing your opinion? Also, do you feel that you have qualities above and beyond other Hollywood celebrities that makes it important that you share your feelings?

Thanks,
dk

do you want your dollar back? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430299)

do you remember a couple of years back at a time of filming some movie or another, some people happened upon it and you. Some of them asked for an autograph, and you arrogantly handed a dollar (unsigned in case you forgot) to one of them and said, "Here! That is what you really wanted".

So... do you want your dollar back? I am curious if you have had an attitude adjustment yet, if not the dollar could be the start of a downpayment on one.

First Dildo Post!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430300)

When do we see pictures of you in the goatse position?

:o)

Re:First Dildo Post!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430321)

CmdrTaco already patented that position, what a fucking hippocrite!!

Acting overrated? (-1, Offtopic)

Quasar1999 (520073) | about 13 years ago | (#2430301)

Did you ever secretly want to be an open-source software developer instead of an actor?

CmdrTypo (-1, Offtopic)

azatoth (3621) | about 13 years ago | (#2430325)

It's Deauville not deuville...

Adventures of a Drunk Tractor Driver (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2430329)

This story, which happened one of these days in the town Uzhum, Kirov region, could decorate any blockbuster.
A machine operator of a local Kirov agricultural production complex Trukhin decided to visit his native village, Shurma. To carry out his plan, the several-ton tractor 'Kirovets-700' seemed to be the best mode of transportation. Who knows why, but comrade Trukhin did not remove the heavy plough fastened to the tractor. The first obstacle appeared in the way of the brave tractor driver already in garage of Antonkovo settlement: one of the drunk Trushkin's colleagues tried to stop him. As a result - cranial injury brought with an iron tube.
Two further obstacles - cars with drivers - were successfully sent with the plough to ditch (the plough came in handy!).
The policemen, who put hedgehogs in the way of the irrepressible tractor driver, surprisingly saw how the hedgehogs simply got stuck in the tractor's powerful whiles, while the plough accurately cut off the roof of the car belonging to Trukhin's chief.
Even the shooting of police guns, as well as of Kalashnikov submachine gun, could not help. Afterwards, the 'Kirovets' tractor finally drove into Urzhum village on its pierced tires and stopped before main entry of the local counting center. That was the end of the story. Trukhin was sent to hospital for a checkup, and the heroic tractor was driven to the nearest police station.

Full circle.. (-1)

Fifty Squid (263888) | about 13 years ago | (#2430340)


I feel like this brings me full circle since the first web site I ever saw was the Wesley Crusher Die! homepage.

What Will Wheaton or Wesley Crusher meme is your favorite?
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