Wesley Crusher is one of the most reviled Star Trek characters of all time (or at least when he was first introduced). Disregarding this, an important part of the character's arc is when he leaves Starfleet behind to become a Traveler. Despite this, he appears in Star Trek: Nemesis. In-universe he apparently gave up being a Traveler and re-joined Star fleet under the command of the new Captain Riker. Why was this decision made by the writers? From a creative standpoint, it totally destroys Wesley's arc for the sake of a cameo. From a different (economic?) standpoint, that character was one of the most hated in Star Trek history, so why would he be included a film?
closed as primarily opinion-based by Rebel-Scum, Jontia, TheLethalCarrot, Kevin Workman, Nathan Griffiths Sep 26 '18 at 6:41
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