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Wil Wheaton To Appear In 'Nemesis'

By Caillan
November 14, 2001 - 7:22 AM

If 'Star Trek: Nemesis' turns out to be the last film featuring the TNG cast, it's only fitting that one of its members returns home for the final adventure.

Wil Wheaton, who left the series during its fourth season, yesterday announced that he had accepted an offer from Paramount to reprise the role of Wesley Crusher in the tenth Trek feature film.

The actor made the announcement on his official site and Radio Free Burrito, stating that it would be a small role, requiring two days of shooting.

"I am really excited about this for three reasons," Wheaton wrote. "I am going to get to work with my friends again. Wesley Crusher will have some real closure, finally. For the last 5 years, at least, everywhere I go, fans ask me if I'm going to be in a movie, and what happened to Wesley, and I can honestly say that I'm doing this for the fans, because it will be so damn cool to see all of us together again."

Wesley Crusher, the son of Enterprise-D Chief Medical Officer Dr. Beverley Crusher, served as the starship's helmsman after being granted the rank of Acting Ensign by Captain Picard. Crusher later left the Enterprise to attend Starfleet Academy, but resigned his commission to journey with an entity known as the 'Traveller' to higher planes of existence. It is not currently known how Crusher will fit into the events of 'Nemesis.'

Coming to prominence in Rob Reiner's 'Stand By Me,' Wheaton has also appeared in films such as 'Flubber' and 'Deep Core,' which also starred DS9's Terry Farrell. The actor currently performs with the ACME Comedy Theatre, in addition to running his web site WilWheaton.net.

The original announcement can be found here. Thanks to Chris Crosby, Reed Bickley and Viserov for this!

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