If you had a choice, which character from Star Trek would you spank?
My answer? Wesley Crusher. Not for erotic kicks, but for the pure satisfaction of thwarting the heavy-handed insistence that Wesley is the Great White Hope. The prodigy, demigod, and being with nearly supernatural powers who is blessed by the Traveler.
(Clarification: Wil Wheaton the adult is hysterical in guest spots as himself in Big Bang Theory. I’m talking about Wesley the character, not Wil the actor.)
In “Evolution,” super genius boy-child Wesley works on a homework project but falls asleep. His project leaks into the ship and his “nanites” start to wreck everything.
What bothers me most about Wesley (and, admittedly, Trekkies love to hate him) is that he keeps quiet rather than volunteering the information necessary to address the problem. While he does confess to his mother at the end, there are no consequences. If we look at other characters who make mistakes, they all pay for them. One of my favorites is Ro Laren, especially in her first (of only five, sadly) episodes where she disobeys Captain Picard and is confined to quarters. (I’d love to see some good spanking action with Ro Laren and Guinan who mentors her…mm!) Or look at Worf, who rules the Trek universe with his civil disobedience and acceptance of consequences.
Wesley, though, gets off scot-free. A good swat or two would have made that episode far more satisfying.
What about you? Which Star Trek character would you like to see spanked?