Just channel-surfed to a fifth-season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Sci-Fi. Even though we have all the ST:TNG episodes on DVD, and even though the commercial breaks were atrociously long and frequent, I couldn’t change the channel.
I did notice a few things, though (in addition to Wil Wheaton’s fantastic eyeliner), that I never noticed before:
- Wesley, why are you calling that guy Nick? That’s Tom Paris!
- I always thought Wil Wheaton was cute. I just never consciously realized it until now.
- Wesley Crusher never grated on me as much as he did others exactly BECAUSE of his Mary Sue nature. Even though I was a girl, I was only a few years younger than Wesley at the time, and I was smart and precocious and socially inept, and I could identify with him — even though I never once saved the universe as we know it.
- I miss Star Trek. REAL Star Trek. NEW Star Trek. And I miss Wesley Crusher.