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Wil Wheaton is a husband (Anne), a stepfather (Nolan and Ryan), a gamer (d20, GURPS, and Hold'Em), a writer (Dancing Barefoot), a blogger (WIL WHEATON dot NET), a sportsfan (Cubbies! Lakers! Kings! Dodgers!), and a geek. He lives in Los Angeles, California

Omfatter også følgende navne: Wil Wheaton, Will Wheaton

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Associated Works

Ready Player One (2011) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver18,394 eksemplarer
The Martian (2012) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver18,090 eksemplarer
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (2014) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver6,565 eksemplarer
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas (2012) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver4,887 eksemplarer
Boneshaker (2009) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver3,699 eksemplarer
Armada (2015) — Reader, nogle udgaver3,340 eksemplarer
Lock In (2014) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver3,009 eksemplarer
Ready Player Two (2020) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver2,754 eksemplarer
The Collapsing Empire (2017) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver2,475 eksemplarer
The Android's Dream (2006) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver2,352 eksemplarer
Fuzzy Nation (2011) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,790 eksemplarer
Agent to the Stars (2005) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,718 eksemplarer
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (2019) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,663 eksemplarer
The Kaiju Preservation Society (2022) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,533 eksemplarer
Strange Weather (2017) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,254 eksemplarer
The Consuming Fire (2018) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,249 eksemplarer
Head On (2018) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,099 eksemplarer
The Last Emperox (2020) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,043 eksemplarer
Homeland (2013) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver986 eksemplarer
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (2003) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver973 eksemplarer
What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (2022) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver861 eksemplarer
Starter Villain (2023) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver819 eksemplarer
Peter & Max (2009) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver657 eksemplarer
Stand by Me [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 464 eksemplarer
The Secret of NIMH [1982 film] (1982) — voice — 394 eksemplarer
The Legend of Drizzt Anthology: The Collected Stories (2011) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver322 eksemplarer
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season (2012) — Actor — 218 eksemplarer
The Case of the Mummy's Gold (2008) — Forord — 197 eksemplarer
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Ninth Season (2015) — Actor — 126 eksemplarer
Star Trek: The Manga, Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou (2007) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Complete First Season (1987) — Actor — 102 eksemplarer
Even Grues Get Full: The Fourth User Friendly Collection (2003) — Forord — 99 eksemplarer
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season (2017) — Actor — 86 eksemplarer
The Sandman: Act III (2022) — Fortæller — 76 eksemplarer
Rip-Off! (2012) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver65 eksemplarer
Star Trek: The Manga, Volume 3: Uchu (2008) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
METAtropolis: Cascadia (2010) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver57 eksemplarer
The Fiasco Companion (1840) — Forord, nogle udgaver56 eksemplarer
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 40 eksemplarer
Eureka: The Complete Fifth Season (2012) — Actor — 35 eksemplarer
The Maze of Games (2014) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver35 eksemplarer
The Bones: Us and Our Dice (2010) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Third Eye — Fortæller, nogle udgaver22 eksemplarer
Prepare to Meet Thy Doom: And More True Gaming Stories (2015) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver17 eksemplarer
Toy Soldiers [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 17 eksemplarer
Star Trek: A Comics History (2009) — Forord — 11 eksemplarer
The Guild: Fawkes One-Shot (2012) — Forfatter — 8 eksemplarer
The Curse [1987 Film] (1987) — Actor — 5 eksemplarer
Python [2000 Film] (2000) — Actor — 4 eksemplarer
Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana (2017)nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer
Lock In (with bonus novella Unlocked) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar
December [1991 film] (2004) 1 eksemplar

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This is a fascinating commentary and update of the author's first memoir, "Just a Geek." The entire content of the first book is included and commentary appears at the bottom of the pages in footnote format. Newly gained perspective and honesty regarding things left unexpressed in the earlier book adds a level of memoir that shows the author's growing maturity while coming to terms with his mental illness and his difficulties growing up with abusive parents. ANd there's a lot about Star Trek, too.… (mere)
ShellyS | 8 andre anmeldelser | Feb 18, 2024 |
Wil Weaton provides a strong glimpse into what, to me, is the awful world of professional acting: the insecurity, the indignity, the frustration. He also walks us through the complicated relationship he has had with Star Trek and his Wesley Crusher character. He also connects with his readers by revealing that he is exactly like them. He is a geek who loves gaming, Internet culture, SF novels, etc. Just one thing, Wil: find an adjective other than "cool" to describe things you like. It was definitely the most overused word in the whole of this book.… (mere)
Treebeard_404 | 63 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
I admit it. I actually liked Wesley on TNG. Probably because I would have killed to be on the real Enterprise (if it were a real space ship) or an actor on the show. And, don't worry Wil, I wasn't looking for a rehash of Star Trek. I knew what the book was about and was interested in how Wil's thoughts on TNG and acting evolved. I enjoyed the story and the way thoughts from the blog were interwoven. It wasn't as much a chronological story as a chronology of thought and emotion. Very enjoyable.
GadgetComa | 63 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
Back in 2004, Wil Wheaton published an edited collection of some of his blog posts with additional linking material to turn it into a coherent narrative under the title Just a Geek. Last year, Just a Geek was republished with extra blog posts, but more importantly, footnotes. These footnotes clarify some stuff from the original book, apologize for bad writing or insensitive jokes, and expand on stuff he didn't say back then, about how his father emotionally abused him and how his mother deprived him of a childhood in her drive to turn him into a child star. I found it a bit of a mixed bag: the "comedy" footnotes were generally not funny and soon got wearying, the ones apologizing for misogynist early 2000s Internet discourse were necessary at first but not at the one hundredth iteration.

I found myself wishing that the material about his parents had been worked in as extra essays, not footnotes; what's frustrating is that the most important one (about the abuse he and his sister went through on the set of the film The Curse) doesn't appear until very late in the book, but it provides important context for a lot of what you've been reading. Aside from this, the best material in the book was generally the original contents of Just a Geek: I liked the discussion of his cameo in Star Trek Nemesis a lot, as well as his interactions with his TNG castmates, which were very sweet. There's a good "found family" vibe to it.
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Stevil2001 | 8 andre anmeldelser | Oct 15, 2023 |



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