I wrote to Wil Wheaton today, I posted this on his weblog, which you can reach at http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/ Wil Wheaton was in Star Trek, and is now my favorite writer. I loved listening to his excerpts from his books on the GnomeDex 4.0 recordings from IT Conversations, which you can link to here http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail220.html . Today I bought the audio of his book Just a Geek and I am listening to it still, I am quite a bit into it now. As readers of my blog know, I am a writer as well, and I get LOADS of inspiration from listening or reading other author’s books that I like, especially when the author is someone who I admire.
Dear Wil Wheaton:
I am a fellow blogger, sci-fi fan, podcaster and geek. I am listening to your audio version of, Just a Geek, and really enjoying it. I wrote to you via email several times and have received no response from you. I know understand how you must have felt when William F*cking Shatner dismissed you on the set of Star Trek V please don’t make a fan of yours feel that way towards you. I am also a writer and on the younger side at that, at 19 its hard to get people to take you seriously as you know. Would love to hear back from you.
Wil Wheaton talks about his encounter with William Shatner, Captain Kirk, back in 1989 during the filming of Star Trek V. He talks about how Bill Shatner completely dismissed him and how Gene Roddenberry told Bill to apologise to him.
I have written to Wil Wheaton several times, twice through email and now twice on his blog. I have not heard back from him, and to be absolutely honest I am pretty upset about this. I listen to his podcast, I love his books, and I admire his perseverance as a person. I invited him to an interview with my podcast, and thought he would jump at the chance to be interviewed by me, as he always says how happy he is to be a geek with fellow geeks..
Above you can see what I wrote to Wil on his weblog today, I sure hope he replies. I don’t want this to be a William F*cking Shatner experience.