David Gerrold: Star Trek, Wil Wheaton, and More
Digital Fabulists author David Gerrold was given a high compliment recently. From Trek Today:
According to Wil Wheaton, his role of Wesley Crusher came courtesy of David Gerrold.
Wheaton had come to Gerrold’s notice in Stand By Me.
Wheaton shared his story while on Larry King Now promoting his forthcoming show The Wil Wheaton Project.
“There’s a great story that David Gerrold, who was one of the writers on Next Generation, who wrote the classic Star Trek episode The Trouble with Tribbles, said to Gene Roddenberry, ‘I don’t think you should put a kid on this show; people don’t like kids on science fiction shows,’” said Wheaton.