Wesley Crusher To Appear On 'Star Trek: The Tour'By T'Bonz
January 12, 2008 - 3:48 AM
Wil Wheaton has returned to the Star Trek world, as an assistant chief engineer on the USS Titan, a ship from a book series now seen in the new Star Trek: The Tour which opened recently in Long Beach, California.
As reported on Wil Wheaton's website, Wesley Crusher is back, in a small role on Star Trek: The Tour, where he recently shot a four-minute movie for use in The Tour. "Last week, I mentioned one of those 'so cool I can't talk about it' projects," he explained in his blog. "Today, I can go ahead and reveal what it was: I composed that post about an hour before I put on pointy sideburns and a space suit, brought Lieutenant Commander Wesley Crusher back to life as the Assistant Chief Engineer of the U.S.S. Titan."
Wheaton went on to show a schematic of Star Trek: The Tour. It can be seen here. Wheaton went on to describe some of the goodies available for fans attending Star Trek: The Tour. "In addition to the encounter thing that I'm in, there are some really cool things for Trekkies on this tour," he explained. "including full-size recreations of the NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-D bridges (where you can trade some of your gold-pressed latinum for the opportunity to sit in the captain's chair and pose for a picture) corridors you can walk through, and more costumes and props than you could feed a Targ." Wheaton went on to add that, "There is a killer app that I can't wait to try out: There is this thing where you step into a blue screen environment, and through the magic of teleprompters, multiple camera angles, and creative editing, perform in a mini episode of the original series, where you'll get to act with Kirk and Spock."
According to a post on TrekBBS, a six foot physical model of the Titan is being built for the tour by Gene Rizzardi and his crew. Rizzardi has worked on many well-known movies, such as Final Destination 3, 10.5 and Titanic.
Another familiar name, Tim Russ, will also be appearing in The Tour. His character of Tuvok, originally seen on Voyager, has also appeared in the Titan series of books which are set after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. Another familiar name from the Titan books, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Will Riker, will not make an appearance, however, as The Tour was unable to get Jonathan Frakes to appear as the captain of the USS Titan.