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(ESPN)   Casting call for the "Skategate" movie   ( divider line
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3100 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Feb 2002 at 1:06 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-02-21 01:06:36 AM  
Skategate... feh. I wanted to star in the new Bobby Knight movie that's coming out soon.
2002-02-21 01:06:43 AM  
Who'll play the Indians?
2002-02-21 01:09:06 AM  
It sounds as stupid as it really is.
2002-02-21 01:11:36 AM  
You're watching FOX!

We are watching Fox...
2002-02-21 01:13:29 AM  
what the fark does this have to do with Wheaton?
2002-02-21 01:14:34 AM  
Sure. Sandra Bullock will do a tv movie.

Wil farking Wheaton wouldn't stoop that low!

Maybe Michael Ironside would like to do another. He could play all the different characters by putting on different wigs.
2002-02-21 01:16:36 AM  
I think we're supposed to vote for Wheaton en masse. I know these ESPN Page 2 polls only get 100-200 votes for the tops response. The denizends of Fark could probably throw the whole thing.
2002-02-21 01:17:37 AM  
Wheaton tag: vote for who you think should be cast *hint hint*
2002-02-21 01:22:46 AM  
Heck, seeing him on skates in some gay-looking spandex? Sure, I'll vote :)
2002-02-21 01:22:48 AM  
Nah. I don't want to see another movie about how the pyramids were built by aliens. Besides, Kurt Russell needs to find a different movie vehicle.
2002-02-21 01:27:35 AM  
who cares
2002-02-21 01:33:42 AM  
I am going to have to give Chris ROck the role over Wheaton. His dramatic range is much broader.
2002-02-21 01:46:03 AM  
Never mind this "Skategate" movie, what about a "Shadowgate" movie based on the shiatty NES game? Where's Hollywood on that one?
2002-02-21 01:50:05 AM  
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She has big eyes
2002-02-21 01:50:54 AM  
Ughhh... she looks like Tara Reid.
2002-02-21 01:51:12 AM  
Anyone else think Sasha Cohen is freaking HOT?
2002-02-21 01:51:44 AM  
I am really hoping that it was not Wil who posted this. Wil, please say you did not post this sad, sad link.
2002-02-21 01:53:54 AM  
I've got it. Wil plays the Canadian (David), Catherine Zeta Jones plays his partner.

William Shatner plays the Russian skater, and one of the Olsen twins plays his brain damage recovering partner.

Jackie Chan plays the skating union president.

But I have no idea who should play the lady pressured into voting for the russians. How about Clinton? Everything is always his fault anyway.
2002-02-21 01:55:00 AM  
Uh, this is just a made up "funny" poll, so I see no point in voting for Wil in the leading role, even as a joke. I have a better idea - stuffing the ballot box for every single role with "Wil Wheaton".
2002-02-21 01:59:33 AM  
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2002-02-21 02:02:43 AM  
Just got Cafepress.Com's new e-mail and Wil was THE featured store on it :)

Store Spotlight: Wil Wheaton Dot Net Store
Winner of The Bloggies for "Best Merchandise of a Weblog"!

Wil Wheaton Dot Net is a celebrity site that is written and maintained by Wil Wheaton himself. His acting credits include "Stand By Me" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation". Go to and get to know the real Wil. While you're there, don't forget to check out his award-winning merchandise at
2002-02-21 02:20:25 AM  
I am going to get myself kicked out of the SoapBox for this, but I just couldn't fight the urge:

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2002-02-21 02:22:45 AM  
Remember when Walken was all the rage around here?
2002-02-21 02:24:23 AM  
Wil Wheaton is too old to play David Pelletier. And Pelletier is heterosexual. heh
2002-02-21 03:32:52 AM  
I swear to jeebus I'll snipe the next asshole journo who tacks "gate" at the end of a word...
2002-02-21 03:58:58 AM  
I voted for Wheaton in all roles...personally, I think it would actually make for an interesting movie if he played all the main characters. Particularly a movie about pairs figure skating. Oh hell, this isn't going to work, is it?
2002-02-21 04:04:46 AM  
Maybe we should vote for Walken to play the French judge...
2002-02-21 07:57:38 AM  
This was my endorsment:

Wil Wheaton-
Despite being an internet nerd and child star, he is a great skater and can find the emotional depth that one needs to fill this role. Wil has had similar conflicts such as this in his life (including a judging scandal) and would do a great job.

I give Wil 4 more months before he burns out as a Fark fad.
2002-02-21 08:34:50 AM  
Judges don't lie!
2002-02-21 08:39:41 AM  
And my endorsment:
Wil has astounding range. His negative experiences with Wesley Crusher will shine through as he plays the harassed French judge.
2002-02-21 09:04:39 AM  
Okay, WIl has my vote. Do me proud boy!
2002-02-21 09:34:05 AM  
2002-02-21 10:02:10 AM  
I cast my vote for Sasha!

No, really, how about Natalie Portman for the Canuck?
wil [TotalFark]
2002-02-21 11:54:01 AM  
First, I didn't post this story, but it makes me laugh my (ice dancing sculpted) ass off, though.

After much consideration, I will surrender to the masses, and play the French Judge.

But I'll tell you what will happen: all the Farkers will go vote, and yet another mass media outlet will disqualify me, and silence our great voice. I suggest we call the followup "FARKGate".

And, uh...4 months? I'm at 14:59 as it is. You're way too generous.
wil [TotalFark]
2002-02-21 11:55:42 AM  
"We're with the International Figure Skating Union! We don't lie!"

"Don't worry. Where judging is concerned, I am in complete control."

"You're not going to let them suspend me from judging, are you mom?"
2002-02-21 12:52:56 PM  
Darn. I kinda wanted to see Wil as a blonde.
2002-02-21 01:28:03 PM  
Who is Nicole Sullivan?
2002-02-21 02:34:14 PM  
Wil: You have got to have the healthiest sense of humor on the planet. Keep it up!
2002-02-21 09:28:34 PM  
My votes, with apologies to those that think Jamie Sale is hot:

Jamie Sale' -- Alexis Arquette, because Sale looks very much like a MTF transsexual, but Tim Curry is too old.

Pelletier -- Wil Wheaton, because a certian henchman informs me he has the healthiest sense of humor on the planet. You guys said Pelletier has a great sense of humour now didn't you?

Ottavio Cinquanta -- Walken. Do I need to explain why?

Elena Berezhnaya -- Is Traci Lords still available to work? That I would like to see.

Then I got bored and quit.
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