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PICS: Adult Wesley Crusher reunited with kid Wesley Crusher's jumper

The actor Wil Wheaton has written a lovely blog post about the experience.

IF YOU GREW up with Star Trek: The Next Generation, the name Wesley Crusher will need no explanation for you.

The character, played by Wil Wheaton, started out on the show as a kid, but over the seven years the show was on viewers watched him become a young man.

In the first several years of the programme, Wesley wore a boring brown jumper before eventually entering Starfleet and wearing its uniform.

Earlier this year, Wil Wheaton was reunited with that boring brown jumper, and according to a blog post it brought back a lot of memories for him.

As I held that sweater for the first time in 25 years, a flood of memories washed over me: the first day I worked on Next Generation, on Stage 16, walking through Farpoint Station with Gates … the first time I walked through the Enterprise, on stage 9, pretending that it was a real spaceship …

Wil-Wheaton-holds-Wesley-Crushers-1987-Sweater-768x1024 Source: wilwheaton.net

He wrote that he was never into the jumper when he was force to wear it for work.

All my peers got to wear awesome spacesuits,  and I was in these ridiculous things that were never cool, in any century, including the 24th.  I remembered how happy I was when Wesley was promoted to Acting Ensign, and I knew that I wouldn’t have to put on one of those hideous sweaters ever again.

Poor Wil!

Being the internet savvy man that the is, he said he know what he had to do. Recreate a childhood photo of course!

Wesleys-Sweater-Then-and-Now Source: wilwheaton.net

He writes of the reunion,

I love that I can still do that goofy smile — which was 100% genuine, because I was as excited to be on the Enterprise as Wesley Crusher was — all these years later. And though it felt pretty good to be temporarily reunited with an old friend, it felt even better to take that sweater off for the last time.

Ah… fair play Wil. You’ve made a lot of TNG fans happy today.

Check out the full post here.

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