Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fun Links from Wil Wheaton

As I mentioned in my Why I Love Star Trek essay, I am fascinated that Trek actors are so accessible. Perhaps the most accessible of the bunch is Wil Wheaton, who's made a good living from Trek (and from being quite a good writer). Following Wil's twitter feed always makes me feel like I actually know him. Yes, I realize that the 1,636,866 other people (and counting) who follow him probably feel the same way, but it's still fun. Today he managed to make me smile twice by linking to fun photos.

The first is on his blog and proves that he does not take himself too seriously, which I appreciate.

The other picture made me smile and shudder at the same time. You must go look. Matthew and I have talked a lot about raising our future kids with Star Trek, and I would guess that at some point, when the kids are young enough to go along with what we want to do without complaining about it being uncool, we'll probably go to a convention as a family. And we may even go in costume. And someone may take a picture. But I can't imagine that even we will be able to raise teenage children who will want to pose for a studio photograph with their parents in costume. And I'm fairly certain I wouldn't want to do it even if they did!

Speaking of raising kids, we'd love to hear from anyone who has experience raising kids with Trek. Let us know if you'd be interested in writing a guest essay. How do you introduce kids to Trek? What lessons can kids learn from Trek? Are there themes/idea in Trek too dark for young kids?


  1. The only thing I'm not feeling is the jumpsuit on the girl. Is that supposed to be a Season 2 Troi outfit? and if so, WHY? WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN?

    Our children will wear trek onesies. There are no two ways about this.

  2. You're having children now? :)

    I think that picture is about ten levels of awesome!