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Wil Wheaton Almost Makes My Star Trek Reboot Come True With Carl From The Walking Dead

I See What They Did There


This is just the best. Not too long ago, I took it upon myself to recast the actors of Star Trek: The Next Generation in a theoretical reboot. I was prepared for the worst from casual and hardcore fans alike, but it actually got an extremely positive response. I even found out that one of the TNG actors, Wil Wheaton, posted about it on his Facebook saying it was “awesome.” Year. Made. And then I saw this. Unbeknownst to me, Wheaton has met the actor I chose to replace his character, Wesley Crusher, in the reboot – Chandler Riggs, aka Carl from AMC’s The Walking Dead – and made a short video with him cracking wise at both their alter egos. Wheaton said it was filmed earlier this year (I’m guessing at a convention) but he just posted on his YouTube channel yesterday. I’m so glad he did.

(via Big Shiny Robot)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."