Wil Wheaton Says He’ll Do Star Trek: Lower Decks “in a Heartbeat”

Wil Wheaton in 2018. Photo by MediaPunch/Shutterstock (9939872r)

Since debuting on August 6, the new Star Trek animated comedy, Star Trek: Lower Decks has been met by mixed reviews. While some fans claim the show is not funny enough and lacks the charm and pace of other series in the franchise, others claim it’s a good thing that the show takes a different direction. Turns out that the show has at least one fan with a lot of Trek cred.

Speaking with TrekMovie, Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation said he “absolutely loves” Lower Decks and would be happy to take part in it. “I would do the show in a heartbeat! I’m a massive fan. Who says ‘no’ to Star Trek? Who says, ‘No thank you. I don’t want to do Star Trek?’ Who says that? A dumb person.”

Wheaton also elaborated on why it is a good idea. “Yeah, of course, I would do it in a heartbeat. And honestly, I feel like animation is probably where Wesley could actually exist in his most faithful canonical form right now … In my headcanon, Wesley Crusher is a Time Lord. In my headcanon, Wesley is off with The Traveler. He experienced some kind of multidimensional, higher-dimensional experience and it changed him and changed who he is and what he does. And he’s a very different kind of character now than he was the last time we saw him.”