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PLee:
Has anyone gotten around to renting "Nemesis" to see if there's any explanation of what Wes is doing these days?

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Didn't think so.


CT:
You and I already checked the novelization. We know what he's going to be doing--night shift chief of engineering on the Titan.


PLee:
Oh, yeah. That's right.

Doesn't that seem like an awful anticlimax for this guy who was supposed to be the Chosen One? He's about 30 and he's doing the same job as Barkley or some nameless redshirt?


Jeeg:
Perhaps, but that's a means to connect with the Gen X and Gen Y readers who squandered potential. You know, readers like me.


PLee:
Right. Because a master's degree in a computer-related field is just the first step on the road to welfare.

But Wes had a better job than "night shift engineering on the Titan" when he was freakin' 15. Kirk was a CAPTAIN at 35. If Wesley is the Mozart of starships, shouldn't he be...I dunno...First Officer by now?

[Granted, he apparently screwed off for a few years and got high with Indians...]


Jeeg:
I blame the Traveler. He suckered Wesley into some galactic Siegfried and Roy bit.

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