Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"..But is Wil Wheaton Evil?

What more can a fan of "The Big Bang Theory" ask for after five seasons of delightful storytelling, side-splitting humor, and geek-worthy references to pop culture?  A chance to write about one of her favorite television shows.  This month, "The Big Bang Theory & Philosophy," part of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, was released, and I had the pleasure of writing chapter five: "...But is Wil Wheaton Evil."  Wil Wheaton--geek god, author, blogger, and actor--plays himself in a recurring role on the show. Sheldon Cooper, having been "devasted" in his childhood because Wheaton didn't appear at a Star Trek convention.  When he later meets Wheaton, who played Ensign Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Sheldon dubs him "Evil Wil." But is he truly evil?  And what exactly makes a person evil?  Read on, my fellow geeks