There’s an open door for Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: Lower Decks
Mike McMahan, the creator of Star Trek: Lower Decks has expressed interest in bringing Wesley Crusher aboard the USS Cerritos. His only conundrum is he isn’t sure how to make it work. In the deleted scenes from Star Trek: Nemesis Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) had rejoined Starfleet and was joining Captain Riker aboard the Titan. However, since those scenes weren’t aired, canonically, he never left his journeys with the Traveler. So that might make things a little iffy.
But Wil Wheaton thinks the animated series would work perfectly for the now-grown son of Dr. Beverly Crusher, and he admits he would do the show without hesitation.
"I would do the show in a heartbeat! I’m a massive fan. Who says “no” to Star Trek.? Who says, “No thank you. I don’t want to do Star Trek?” Who says that? A dumb person. Yeah, of course, I would do it in a heartbeat. And honestly, I feel like animation is probably where Wesley could actually exist in his most faithful canonical form right now."
According to Wheaton, he believes Wesley would be a very different kind of character as all of hsi experiences have changed him. It’s difficult to think that after years of traveling through dimensions, Wesley would not have undergone some type of transformation.
"He experienced some kind of multidimensional, higher-dimensional experience and it changed him and changed who he is and what he does. And he’s a very different kind of character now than he was the last time we saw him."
In all honesty, Wheaton doesn’t really care what the story line would be or how his character would show up. He just thinks it would be fun to return to Star Trek via Lower Decks, and he’d love to see where Wesley is right now.
"I don’t particularly care about whatever backstory would be used if one were to be used. I just think it would be fun to put on his spacesuit again and see where he is right now."