And like all true fans, I argue about what I love and hate about the franchise. Which series, or episode, or character was the best? Or how about the worst? Admit it. You've done it, too. Maybe you think Spock's Brain was the worst episode ever or you'll go to your grave swearing that Deep Space Nine puts the rest to shame. And, of course, there is the ever popular opinion that Wesley was nothing but an annoying brat ...whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold the warp drives people. I'm gonna say it. I liked Wesley Crusher.
It was 1987 when Star Trek: The Next Generation hit the airwaves and I pretty much liked it from the start, men in skirts aside. I was, at the time, a teenaged girl and I thought Wesley was awesome. He was a teenager and he was on the Enterprise. And he was cute. Hey, as a teenaged girl, cute was an important factor in my "how-much-do-I-like-this-show" ratings system. I grew attached to Wesley and really wanted to see a happily ever after for him when the series closed, but I didn't really get it. I was sad. But I moved on.
Years went by. The internet was born. w00t! Twitter was invented. And now the story continues. I setup a Twitter account because I heard it was the new big thing. Everyone was tweeting and if you didn't know what that meant, shame on you. Now who to follow? I searched for and followed my friends. Next it was authors and actors from my favorite shows. This is how I discovered