Okay, I admit it… I’m a Trek poseur. All the Wesley jokes I’ve uttered over the past ten years have all been in an attempt to fit in. He’s never really bothered me, his presence on the bridge doesn’t incite me to violence, and none of my Trek fantasies involve killing him in cruel and unusual ways… what is it about the character that everyone seems to loathe?
I could understand if it was someone like Troi despite liking the character myself… I mean, she’s just eye candy and is a Commander despite not knowing what a core breach is. Her claim to fame is bedding the alien of the week and saying “I sense hostility, Captain”.
I could also understand it if it were Worf… the only thing he (and all other Klingons) is is a walking case of testosterone poisoning. “Gar! Me Klingon! Me have three testicles* and ridge on penis**! Now sing opera to you!”.
And, of course, anyone with any sense at all hates Pulaski as much as most hate Wesley so there’s no need to ask about her.
So… what is it? His youth? Wil Wheaton the actor? Him saving the ship a handful of times? What?
- Klingons have redundant organs. Two eight chambered hearts, two livers, a double spine, etc. A third gonad is conceivable and I seem to remember reading about it somewhere but I can’t find a cite.
** Klingons have ridges on their chest and the tops of their feet. It’s possible they have them other places as well.