The original thread at Slashdot, complete with user comments as well as some of my own, can be found at http://interviews.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/10/29/173252.
Wil Wheaton is our latest interview victim. Best known here as Wesley Crusher on TNG, Wil has a history doing movies both good (Stand by Me) and, uh, otherwise. His movie, The Good Things, just won the grand prize at the 27th Festival of American Cinema at Deuville. His current project is Jane White Is Sick & Twisted. A big thanks to Wil for taking the time to answer so many of our questions.
When you were on the set of TNG, did you ever find yourself running into the automatic doors when there was no one there to open them for you? How about at your house or other places? Was this a problem for any of the other cast members? Did you ever find yourself going to grocery stores and running in and out of the doors just to make you feel better?
This happened all the time. We’d get so used to those doors opening when we approached them that we’d keep going right into them if they didn’t. It was very embarrassing when I’d be taking some friends on a tour of the sets, and I’d expect the doors to open, and they wouldn’t. Sometimes it would happen during work, because the FX guys wouldn’t get their cue, or someone would decide to enter a scene early. One time, Jonathan was in the turbolift on the bridge and decided that he’d ...