Wednesday, August 24, 2016
"What are some of the "Next Generation" behind-the-scenes moments you look back on most fondly?
In the second season when Whoopi Goldberg joined the cast it was a big deal. It's kind of like if Jennifer Lawrence or Tom Hiddleston said, "I want to be on Star Trek." Whoopi was the biggest star in the world at that time. I don't know if this is true or not, but I've heard from more than one source that we hadn't really earned a second season based on merit, but when Whoopi said "I want to do this" it gave us another shot. She was that big of a deal then. We got a really cool new set and it also gave us a whole other dimension to the show."
Wil Wheaton talks growing up on Star Trek, as actor and man