@UCFBiggie Classic Reuben.
— Wil SCREAMton (@wilw) July 9, 2014
Wil Wheaton is one of my favorite celebrities to follow on Twitter. I thought it would be fun to ask Wil what his favorite sandwich is when I recently read an old blog post of his about him making a grilled ham and cheese sandwich on his site: Wil Wheaton dot net
This week I asked Rick Currey to be a guest blogger for “What’s Your Favorite Sandwich?” Rick is a friend who enjoys a good sandwich and is a proud wearer of Deli Fresh Threads. He is also a big Wil Wheaton and sci fi fan. Rick has a blog, Entertaining Orlando, all about whats happening in Orlando. Thank you Rick for the post.
Here we go:
Everyone has something special that they shared with their fathers. My dad wasn’t one to coach sports, even though he attended almost every game I have ever played in, and he wasn’t able to show me how to play an instrument, even though he was at almost every one of my performances.
The thing that we shared was a love for science fiction, especially Star Trek. For that reason, when Biggie approached me about guest blogging about a recent Twitter response from Wil Wheaton, my response was immediate. See, Wil played a character that some Star Trek fans love to hate. I, on the other hand, was a Wesley Crusher fan from the start. There was a connection between a seven year old child and this teen living in space.
Wesley was a curious young scientist who wanted nothing more than to be part of the crew. Could he have possibly been considered annoying at times? Sure, but I know I would have been doing the exact same thing in his scenario. After being written off the show in season 4 I would wait for the special episodes where he would make and appearance. Journeys End, where Wesley leaves Star Fleet to join the Traveler, is one of my favorite episodes of the show and is unfortunately the end of Wesley until Star Trek: Nemeis.
Years later I got to meet Wil while at a convention in Vegas. While we stood in line, the other fans in front of my wife and I decided that it would be 100% appropriate to invite Wil to join their newly formed cult. After hearing this Wil looked at me, looked at my shirt, and then proceeded to let me know that he owned the same shirt in a different font. We talked for a few minutes about one of my favorite bands, TMBG, and he signed a copy of his book and the DVD sleeve for Stand by Me.