Ensign Wendy Crusher is brilliant, end of discussion. All dissenting opinions will be assumed to be the result of sweater envy.
I always thought it took serious courage to be the first to say “Maybe Starfleet isn’t the best and only thing in the universe.” Because, let’s admit it, Michael Eddington had a point. The Federation does have a certain subtly cultish quality, and considering Wes spent his life neck-deep in Starfleet, his choice to boldly go a different way was pretty damn impressive.
On a somewhat related note, I met Wil Wheaton at Wizard World and found him to be an awesome and charming person in possession of dreamy eyes and (reportedly) multiple kilts.
Next up: Q, Guinan, and, let’s face it, probably a lot more Data.