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I have always wondered what was it about him that you guys did not like?

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Well he got away with way too much. But that just comes with being a TV show.

He's annoying?

He was kind of a Gary Stu for Gene Wesley Roddenberry. He would often save the ship using his genius intellect and was often unfairly criticized by other members of the Enterprise. He did this with little or no formal training and it felt unrealistic.

By the time the third season came around, I found him actually much more relatable. He was a smart person who made the occasional mistake but was learning from them. This was probably at about the same time Roddenberry was eased out of the creative decision making process.

@sukhisoo said:

He was kind of a Gary Stu for Gene Wesley Roddenberry. He would often save the ship using his genius intellect and was often unfairly criticized by other members of the Enterprise. He did this with little or no formal training and it felt unrealistic.

By the time the third season came around, I found him actually much more relatable. He was a smart person who made the occasional mistake but was learning from them. This was probably at about the same time Roddenberry was eased out of the creative decision making process.

Yeah Wesley became more palpable in later seasons maybe it helped also that he wasn't in every episode since he went to Starfleet Academy.Will Wheaton on the other hand became a bigger prick in the following years

Thanks guys for the replies.

@Nexus71 said:

@sukhisoo said:

He was kind of a Gary Stu for Gene Wesley Roddenberry. He would often save the ship using his genius intellect and was often unfairly criticized by other members of the Enterprise. He did this with little or no formal training and it felt unrealistic.

By the time the third season came around, I found him actually much more relatable. He was a smart person who made the occasional mistake but was learning from them. This was probably at about the same time Roddenberry was eased out of the creative decision making process.

Yeah Wesley became more palpable in later seasons maybe it helped also that he wasn't in every episode since he went to Starfleet Academy.Will Wheaton on the other hand became a bigger prick in the following years

Don't know why I didn't notice this before, but that should probably be "palatable."

Sorry mein grammar Führer

Palpable works too. In about the third season, he felt like a more tangible character. I could believe such a person exists. In the first season, he was an unrealistically bright child prodigy.

Palpable | Definition of Palpable by Merriam-Webster

1: capable of being touched or felt: tangible palpable lymph nodes.

2: easily perceptible: noticeable, a palpable difference. The attraction between them was palpable.

3: easily perceptible by the mind: manifest.

Palatable | Definition of Palatable by Merriam-Webster

1: agreeable to the palate or taste. The restaurant's chicken dishes are quite palatable.

2: agreeable or acceptable to the mind attempted to make physics palatable to a broader range of students.

I went with 3: Easily perceptible by the mind.

@sukhisoo said:

I went with 3: Easily perceptible by the mind.

I have been watching this thread & had to comment. Personally, I think 'palpable' fits. But I/we can't speak for what was in Nexus' mind at the time of his post?

I meant Palatable sorry guys my bad.

Why did Wesley always wear such weird clothing???

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