Then: Wheaton played Wesley Crusher, the teenage genius who annoyed the living hell out of everyone on the first four seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Where is he now? King of the internet. Having been initially demonised by Star Trek fans for playing a character who annoyed the living hell out of everyone, Wheaton has developed a massive online following since pointing out that Wesley annoyed the living hell out of him too. Now a successful author and actor, he's written three popular volumes of memoirs (Dancing Barefoot, Just a Geek and The Happiest Days of Our Lives) as well a long-running series of humourous reviews of The Next Generation episodes. As an actor, he's appeared in numerous successful TV shows, notably playing a version of himself in sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He also "appeared" in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek film - the director secretly invited him to do uncredited voice-over work for several Romulan characters.
and lets not forget that Rodenberry started a social revolution-----
the crew comprised of a black female, a japanese officer and a russian officer on the bridge of the enterprise. Plus that famous kiss when Shatner kisses Nicols onscreen, a first in televison and done at the time of the civil rights movement.
Rodenberry, far ahead of his time.
And many of the gadgets on Star Trek would inspire those to create them in real life including the cell phone, the modern day hospital bed with monitors, work towards developing new energy sources and warp drive and transporter technology.
Oh and for you in the US-------Captain Kirk was from Montreal, not Iowa!! lol
79 years old.