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Wil Wheaton is hardly a new face to geek culture. A lot of us know him as the young Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Of course, Wesley as a character has polarized the Trek fandom between love-him and love-to-hate-him. Picard telling him to "Shut up, Wesley!" has become so iconic that the H&I Store even sells a shirt of it.
So it was a welcome surprise to many Trek fans to see Wheaton in the first episode of CW's Crisis on Infinite Earths. Earlier we wrote about Burt Ward's return to the role of Dick Grayson for the opener, but this is even more unexpected. Unlike Ward, Wheaton was not reprising a character, just making a clever cameo. Perhaps it's a reference to his other work in the DC universe. Wheaton has voiced Aqualad for Teen Titans (2003) and Teen Titans Go! (2013) and the Flash for Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018).
Wheaton's character is a typical doomsayer, except he may have a point. He holds a sign proclaiming that the end is near, while yelling, "The end of the world is licking at our heels!" Which, if you've been watching the trailers, isn't a bad guess. What happens next we won't spoil for you— but here's the preview so you can see Wheaton in a spoiler-free trailer.
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