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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:34 PM

The Wil Wheaton Story That Will Make You Sob In Your Cheerios

I am not one of those Wil Wheaton fanboys. I think heís great and all, but I wasnít into any of the Star Trek television series, and a place like Comic-Con or Mega-Con or Nerd-Con or Neckbeard-Con is as close to my idea of hell as you can get. Wil Wheaton to me is still Gordie from Stand by Me, a movie I taped off of television and watched every day on a crappy VCR after school for something like 3 months in the 90s. I donít have a particularly strong sense of affection for Wheaton, though: He seems like a nice guy, and heís been great for nerd culture, his appearances on Big Bang Theory notwithstanding.

But last night, I was sitting in my car about to go into pub trivia and checking Facebook on my phone, when I ran across a story that many of you have may have also seen on your Facebook walls. Iím not sure what compelled me to read it, but five minutes later, my heart may have swollen 3 sizes and there was definitely something in my eye.


Well worth reading the rest at the link. Only about 2 more paragraphs!

Read more: http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/03/the-wil-wheaton-story-that-will-make-you-sob-in-your-cheerios/


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Reply The Wil Wheaton Story That Will Make You Sob In Your Cheerios (Original post)
Logical Mar 2013 OP
jollyreaper2112 Mar 2013 #1
Logical Mar 2013 #4
IrishEyes Mar 2013 #10
Kalidurga Mar 2013 #27
brett_jv Mar 2013 #39
jollyreaper2112 Mar 2013 #42
Bluenorthwest Mar 2013 #2
Beaverhausen Mar 2013 #3
exboyfil Mar 2013 #5
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2013 #16
exboyfil Mar 2013 #18
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2013 #19
tavalon Mar 2013 #34
Logical Mar 2013 #17
thelordofhell Mar 2013 #6
Libertas1776 Mar 2013 #13
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2013 #26
Stargazer09 Mar 2013 #28
rickyhall Mar 2013 #7
Tikki Mar 2013 #8
Baitball Blogger Mar 2013 #9
catchnrelease Mar 2013 #11
Rowdyboy Mar 2013 #12
Babel_17 Mar 2013 #14
Baraki Mar 2013 #15
UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2013 #20
nolabear Mar 2013 #22
UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2013 #23
Logical Mar 2013 #25
Salviati Mar 2013 #29
redqueen Mar 2013 #21
NewJeffCT Mar 2013 #24
patricia92243 Mar 2013 #30
Logical Mar 2013 #31
fredzachmane Mar 2013 #32
tavalon Mar 2013 #33
backscatter712 Mar 2013 #35
Logical Mar 2013 #37
Vinnie From Indy Mar 2013 #36
Phillip McCleod Mar 2013 #38
SirRevolutionary Mar 2013 #40
Liberal_in_LA Mar 2013 #41

Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:43 PM

1. He's a good guy

Loved his reviews of his trek episodes he did. He gets the crusher hate.

However, Wheaton the character is an asshole! Hehe. Total cock on Big Bang theory where he plays himself in an evil way. Also was a cock on Eureka but did it with aplomb. Can't wait to see what he does next! He will probably still be evil.

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Response to jollyreaper2112 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:02 PM

4. He makes me laugh on Big Bang. Perfect role for him. n-t

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Response to jollyreaper2112 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:50 PM

10. He also played an evil guy on a couple of episodes of Leverage.

As well as the evil guy on The Guild.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:37 PM

27. I am still waiting for The Guild to be a regular half hour tv sitcom...

It's one of the best things my youngest showed me online.

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Response to jollyreaper2112 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 02:18 PM

39. Actually lately he's been cool ...

The first few appearances he was a dick (then again, Sheldon deserves to have people be dicks to him, since he's pretty much the biggest dick in the world), but the one I last saw him on, WW was cool.

This is a great story, though. Hope it's not made up.

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Response to brett_jv (Reply #39)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 07:05 PM

42. Lol

He's only making nice to lull us into a false sense of security before the next dick move.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:44 PM

2. Wll is a great guy

He handles the hard parts with grace.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:01 PM

3. what a lovely story

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:31 PM

5. I remember as a kid being absorbed with fan

worship for folks like Jerry West, Johnny Bench, Jack Kirby, Carl Sagan, Philip Jose Farmer, Larry Niven, and Tom Baker. I probably would have invaded their personal space then.

I grew up. No way would I ever go up and talk to them or any of the other stars of today. I respect their privacy too much. We could do a whole lot more growing up in this country and stop with the fan worship (whether it is an athlete or a scientist). If these people give you joy, give them some in return by allowing them to live normal lives. I heard a story on NPR about an author who has written about fame. He mentioned that he and Robin Williams saw each other preparing to job while standing outside of their apartment buidling. Williams looked normal and just enjoying himself. He eyes turned cold once he realized that the author recognized him.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:04 PM

16. This was at a fan convention...

she did not invade his privacy.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:12 PM

18. I did not mean in her case

I think she handled it very well. Even at conventions the personal space gets invaded (you can read about it in the article).

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:14 PM

19. Ok, I misunderstood. nt

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:53 AM

34. Yeah, he made it clear this wasn't a usual thing for him to do

but it makes him a big human, in my mind, that he did this.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:10 PM

17. That is too bad. n-t

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:34 PM

6. James Doohan (Scotty) has that beat..........

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 07:42 PM

13. +1 Infinity

I canna' do it, Captain. I dun't have the power!....to hold back the waterworks

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:28 PM

26. Love it. n/t

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:41 PM

28. He was such a great guy

I'm jealous of my husband, who was able to meet him.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:35 PM

7. WW in Criminal Minds

He also made a convincing serial killer...

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:35 PM

8. Wil Wheaton is the quintessential So Cal guy..easy-going, clever and aware of his natural....

surroundings.
I bet he is always "on", tries to be kind, smiles easily and hopes to leave a legacy... a classic.





Tikki

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:46 PM

9. I've always liked him.

Never understood why some guys had to criticize him. I guess they were jealous.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:56 PM

11. I saw that one too, it does call for tissues

Although I keep my facebook page just to keep in touch with family and a few 'real' friends, I recently started following Wil Wheaton's page. He seems to be pretty intelligent and down to earth. Last week, during the Supreme Court hearing on Prop 8, in response to Scalia's comments Wil posted "Scalia is a pig". That really endeared him to me!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 07:00 PM

12. Wow....just wow. What an incredibly kind and classy young man....

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 07:44 PM

14. That was a moving story, thanks

I'm no stranger to emotionally investing in a few celebrities.

Btw, for those not aware of Wheaton's snarky sense of humor, check out his reviews of some ST:TNG episodes.

http://www.aoltv.com/bloggers/wil-wheaton/

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 07:52 PM

15. Also has the amazing ability to respond on Reddit when his name is called 3 times...

 

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:22 PM

20. You know Snopes is on case.

 

Just sayin'...

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:34 PM

22. Didn't find a thing.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #22)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:36 PM

23. I think this one is new.

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:22 PM

25. I was curious of it. I hope it is true. But 100% trust snopes. n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #25)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:50 PM

29. Wil Wheaton has it posted on his blog, so it's true.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:26 PM

21. Love that guy.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:13 PM

24. Wheaton!!!!



always thought he was a good guy - I was wrong - seems like he's a great guy.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:07 AM

30. He was in "Fish Don't Blink" Very cute movie and he was a nice guy. n/t

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #30)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:25 AM

31. I will check it out. n-t

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:44 AM

32. Isn't he the guy who did that Star Wars parody?

 

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:52 AM

33. I am a huge Wil Wheaton fan, not from Star Trek

but his persona on the web and his guest starring on Big Bang. This matches perfectly the down to earth way he seems. He, like George Takai, seems more genuine than starlike. This is a fine example of that. He gets boundaries and yet he also gets when it's not only okay but imperative to break down those boundaries.

This didn't change my high opinion of the man one bit. But it did put a tear in my eye.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:03 AM

35. I'm a big Wil Wheaton fan.

He's the first that acknowledges that Wesley Crusher had the worst lines in TNG.

Wil himself is truly a decent guy. This kind of story demonstrates it!

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #35)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:01 PM

37. I sort of liked Crusher. I used to say him and Data could run the whole ship.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:06 AM

36. Wheaton is fine person!

A great daily affirmation that sometimes humanity is a beautiful thing!

Cheers!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:47 PM

38. i hated wesley crusher..

 

..but i'm crushing on wil. and i'm straight.

and yes, for the record..

fucking waterworks.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 02:51 PM

40. That was a heart warming story

not like Wil Wheaton's dead meemaw tale he gave Sheldon and Raj

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 03:02 PM

41. the power of trek

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