Main cast: Jennifer Hetrick (The Captain), Kathleen Wilhoite (Paula), Sean Astin (Taylor), Wil Wheaton (Bryan), and Maureen Teefy (Chrome)
Director: Sean Astin
If you really don’t like Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation, you are going to enjoy watching Snap Ending, which features Wil Wheaton playing that character under another name. Only this time, nobody thinks he’s awesome and instead of saving the day, Wesley makes everything go FUBAR.
In a spaceship which hilariously enough looks suspiciously like a room filled with suspiciously 1990s-looking equipment like keyboards bought from a clearance sale, a routine repair work ends up seeing the head of the fellow Taylor getting blown off. This leads a series of non-stop calamity as the ship launches into a series of self-destructive measures. Know-it-all weasel Bryan thinks that he knows everything, and it’s pretty clear he doesn’t when he arrogantly tells the others that viruses cannot survive without oxygen. Really? This guy is a space cadet and he somehow manages to skip basic biology?
At any rate, he is convinced that the ship is attacked by a virus that can somehow jump from human to machine and back again, and of course, one of the other two surviving crew members must be the carrier. Don’t worry, he’ll fix things on his own!
Of course, he’s is wrong, wrong, wrong, and watching Weasel Wesley get his comeuppance is a joy that is compromised by the collateral damage that idiot causes in his self-righteous rampage of stupidity. The science here is a complete fail, just like Wesley, but still, any episode that puts the screw on that annoying character is A-OK with me!