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Star Trek, Big Bang Theory’s Wheaton Beams Into Motor City Comic Con

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Image credit: Courtesy of Motor City Comic Con

Wil Wheaton of Star Trek:TNG and Big Bang fame says events like the Motor City Comic Con helped shape his life.

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Courtesy of Motor City Comic Con

Some television characters are not treated very well by fans, critics or, at times, even the scripts written for their own show.

Such was the case with young Ensign Wesley Crusher of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.

But the actor who portrayed Crusher, Wil Wheaton, rose far above the catcalls.

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Courtesy of Motor City Comic Con

Wheaton has become, among other things, an author, an internet game host and a recurring guest star playing a fictional version of himself on the popular CBS situation comedy, “The Big Bang Theory.”

Now Wheaton is coming to Metro Detroit for this weekend’s Motor City Comic Con.

He tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter it feels a bit like he is coming home.

 

Click the audio link above to hear the complete interview

 

Here’s Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”

 

And here’s Wheaton as Sheldon Cooper’s nemesis in “The Big Bang Theory”


Quinn Klinefelter, Senior News Editor

Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.

qklinefelter@wdet.org

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