I just saw you do a sweet slide down a ladder in engineering on TNG (season 2 episode 10). Please tell me you do this little trick whenever you encounter a ladder. That was like, true Wesley Crusher badassery.
So I had just seen Hunt for Red October when we filmed that episode. I saw lots of sailors in that movie sliding around on ladders like that, and I thought, “Hey, Wesley has spent much if not all of his life on starships, and I bet that’s totally normal behavior for him. Also, it looks cool, so I’ll do it.”
I didn’t think they’d let me get away with it, but the director did. I think it’s a neat little bit of character development that I got to put into the show.