Wil Wheaton’s Geek in Review: A Mind Forever Voyaging

Author, blogger, and unrepentant geek Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley “The Writers Make Me Save the Ship Every Other Episode” Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, uses an interactive fiction trope for a little comparative media analysis.

LOOK

>A twisty maze of passages, all alike, is behind you. You face a wall with four doors.

EXAMINE DOORS

>There are four old doors: Movies, Television, Books, and Games.

(Misleading title… it’s not actually a review of the Infocom game “A Mind Forever Voyaging.” Oh, and the “>” should be before what the player types, not before what the computer prints out, but Wheaton does show a nostalgic familiarity with the medium.)