Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) officially returned to Star Trek. The much loved “super Ensign” (acting Ensign, mostly – we know) made a cameo appearance in the Picard Season Two Finale. We’d like to have our say and discuss what his return might mean in future . . .
It was revealed that Wesley Crusher Wil Wheaton was a part of the same organization that Tallinn (Orla Brady) was. Tallinn (Orla Brady) was charged with protecting Renee Picard (Penelope Mitchell). When Tallinn sacrificed herself, Wesley’s scene saw him approach Kore (Isa Briones). Consequently, Wesley stated that Tallinn would need to be replaced. The scene gave Kore (Isa Briones) an end to her arc. However, it was Wesley’s return that dominated the scene. It could have done more, and felt a little forced. But, it was still great to see Wesley Crusher again. The surprise factor helped to make the scene welcome and certainly pleased fans . . .
Whilst opinion was divided and is divided on the character of Wesley Crusher, Wil Wheaton is a much loved Star Trek legend. That much is clear by the overwhelming reaction of his army of fans. Wheaton’s recent essay “Welcome Home Wesley” discusses Wheaton’s relationship with the character. Wheaton is a gifted author, and this shows why. The piece also allows you to truly realize the significance of Wheaton returning as Wesley, and that him being there at all is truly incredible. The scene itself is somewhat secondary.
Recently, we wrote a feature asking Is Picard Setting Up a Gary Seven Series? Whether that’s the case or not, remains to be seen. If that is the case, then perhaps the door is open for us to see more of Wesely Crusher and Wil Wheaton. Furthermore, such a series might allow Isa Briones a future in the Star Trek franchise. She could become a central character in such a show. There are many possibilities. Crucially, the groundwork has been done, though. We know the Star Trek franchise is growing, and this would be a welcome addition.