Today is the official opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with early screenings starting last night. And attending one of those screenings was Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton, who decided to bring a little bit of the final frontier to a galaxy far far away. The Wesely Crusher actor sent out a tweet last night after seeing the film noting that he loved it, but he also included a selfie showing how he wore a Star Trek tunic to the Star Wars opening.
I loved #TheLastJedi! It hit all the right notes for me, and seeing it in the Chinese Theater, surrounded by my fellow nerds was glorious. The Force was with us.
Oh, and I went in costume for the first time ever, because I am a damn adult and I get to decide what that means. pic.twitter.com/mTqB0LP4hV
— Wil 'Kick the Nazis off the tweeters' Wheaton (@wilw) December 15, 2017
Wheaton saw the film at the famed Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, where fans camped out for days to see the film. A local news crew covered the event, including a brief interview with Wheaton (below).
Wearing the Star Trek shirt to a Star Wars movie may have been Wheaton’s homage to himself from a scene from a 2015 episode of The Big Bang Theory where he (playing a version of himself) did exactly that and delivered a memorable line (watch that below)
Wheaton pens Star Wars short story
This tweet isn’t Wheaton’s only recent connection to that other franchise. He wrote one of the short stories in the recent anthology book From a Certain Point of View, which retells the story of the original Star Wars film from the perspective of various minor characters. Wheaton’s story “Laina” was from the perspective of Alliance officer Ryland.