Wil Wheaton talks about outlandish Star Trek: Lower Decks opportunities.
Star Trek: Lower Decks has developed a reputation for doing major cameos or huge callbacks in nearly every episode. From the arrival of John de Lancie as Q, or Robert Duncan McNeill reprising his role of Tom Paris, but this time as a talking collectible, Lower Decks always tries to find a way to do the maddest of things.
No doubt this trend will eventually include as many former Trek actors as possible, and Wil Wheaton may be involved in the wildest cameos yet. Wheaton, who famously played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, has a close friendship with Lower Deck’s Mike McMahon. McMahon is the showrunner for the adult animated comedy, so anything that Wheaton may be involved in will surely be outlandish.
Wheaton even went on to say so to TrekMovie.com in an interview recently.
"Q: Mike McMahan once told me he struggled with coming up with a way to put Wesley into Lower Decks, but at Mission: Chicago last year you said you had a pitch for Mike. So how did the pitch go?A: Mike, and I joke about it all the time. Part of our friendship is riffing on outrageous Wesley Crusher storylines. It’s just a thing that we do. None of them will ever happen. They will only exist in our heads. Maybe someday we’ll be at a con together and we’ll just have a panel where we pitch Wesley stories at each other and see what happens. It would probably be entertaining."
A Wesley Crusher episode could be hilarious
For Star Trek: Lower Decks to pull off a Wesley Crusher episode would probably be the milestone of milestones. Considering the franchise is already off the wall as it is, and Wheaton having a propensity to play things up for a gag (just look at The Big Bang Theory), the episode could be among the wildest in the franchise’s history.
Especially if you really hype up Wesley Crusher’s role as a Traveler. The possibilities for comedic hilarity are nearly endless, and the wilder the ideas get, the better the episode could be.