Picard: “We’ll only have one shot at this, so make it count.”
Interesting thoughts by the King Geek Wil Wheaton
Comment: Wil has some very interesting thoughts on his performance in the part 3 episode Family. Many people thought this episode was boring and that it wasn’t Star Trek, but I thought the episode was a great way to take a breather after all the epic stuff that happened earlier. Ron Moore wrote a great episode under the guidance of Piller
((And me? Ron gave me a chance to really shine, to explore some complex emotion and take Wesley beyond the two-dimensional caricature I often complained he'd become. I finally had a chance to explore and perform a human side of Wesley as he sees the face of his father and hears his voice for the first time in his life. I finally had a chance to really do something after years of saying "Aye, sir, warp six, sir" . . . and I fucking phoned it in. I sat there and I made all my stupid little faces and acted like I cared, but It's painfully clear that I was halfway out the door. I totally and completely blew it. I was ashamed as I watched my eighteen year-old self last night, and rather disgusted by the time my scenes were over.))
While not always a fan of his acting, I’ll give him points for being truthful and not giving us the “We’re all very pleased,” spin. Read the whole thing.