Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 20th Mar 2002 17:08 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Wil Wheaton is not like most of the rest of the actors. He admits that he is a true geek, running Linux, enjoying programming, playing lots of computer games. Many of you will remember Wil portraying "Wesley Crusher" in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" TV series some years ago. Wil will reprise his role as Wesley in the "Star Trek X: Nemesis" movie, the tenth installment of the Star Trek movies, which is set to be released two days after the second "Lord of the Rings" movie, at the end of this year. In the interview following, Wil talks about his favorite computer games, the computers used on TNG, the future of computing in AI, his favorite Linux distros, PHP and more.
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Wil, you're DA MAN!
by Yama on Wed 20th Mar 2002 17:53 UTC

"I'd like to play a role that would break me out of the types I've always played: the nice guy, the too-smart kid, the earnest young idealist...I mean, that's who I am in real life. I'd like to play a really, really bad buy, or someone who is very tortured and agonized. I would camp out on the director's lawn to be in The Watchmen, if they ever make it into a movie."

Hence">Evil ?

I've seen a whole bunch of stuff that had featured Wil over the years, but I didn't even know it at the time ("Young Harry Houdini? Oh, okay..."). Although I can't remember them very well (so I can't even recall if I hated Wesley or not), I've decided that Wil is my favourite actor. Why? Because of his personality, intellect and wit off camera. Since late last year, I've been hooked onto">his like a remora on a shark. I am sooo looking forward to seeing Nemesis now.

One question, Wil (if you're reading...). What do you really think of the host of The Weakest Link? You said that she was totally different off stage. I am not surprised: she looks so fake on the TV! I'm an Australian, and I thought the host of the Australian version was bad... But that US host blows her out of the water with her poor, poor acting! Is she really British, and if so what is a Brit (or a fake one) doing hosting a US programme? It makes no sense.

Enough ranting, I'm off to bed. Good night everyone ;)