In the past we have reported on Easter Eggs and cameos in the new Star Trek movie, but there is one that has not been revealed until today. Professional Geek and former TNG castmember Wil Wheaton announced on his blog today that he had a small voice cameo in the movie. More details below.
Wheaton makes it into a Star Trek movie
Wheaton made the revelation in a post on his blog today, where he explained that JJ Abrams best friend Greg Grunberg first approached via Twitter to ask him if he would do some voice word for the film. Wheaton jumped at the opportunity, describing the day:
I thought it would be really hard to keep my squee under control, but when I stood there in the darkened ADR stage, three pages of dialog in front of me, sitting in the soft glow of a single dim light clipped to a music stand, I was able to put my inner awkward superfan into check long enough to be a professional actor. I mean, I was working for JJ freakin’ Abrams on Star frekin’ Trek, so maybe I could rise to the occasion, you know?
As it turns out, Wheaton dubbed various voices for Nero’s Romulan crew.
2nd time is the charm
Wil Wheaton almost made it into the last Trek movie, Star Trek Nemesis. A scene was shot with him at the Riker wedding, but it was cut.
Wheaton in deleted scene of ‘Star Trek Nemesis’
Wil on Big Bang
By the way, if you missed it, here is a clip of Wil’s appearance on CBS’ Big Bang Theory a couple weeks ago.