A couple of Star Trek veterans are returning to the world of sci-fi. First up Star Trek The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton has been cast to do an episode of Syfy’s Eureka. And Star Trek Voyager’s Robert Duncan McNeil is directing a new episode of the ABC alien show V. More details below.
Wheaton To Eureka
The Syfy channel has sent out the following press release:
Actor, author and blogger Wil Wheaton of the popular television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the classic film Stand By Me, has signed for a guest starring appearance on the 4th season of Eureka, one of Syfy’s most popular original series. The new season is slated to return to Syfy on Friday, July 9 at 9:00PM ET/PT.
In episode 403 of Eureka titled “All The Rage,” sci-fi fan favorite Wheaton plays the brilliant Dr. Isaac Parrish, head of the Non-Lethal Weapons Lab at Global Dynamics. Parrish’s dry wit and superior attitude make him a thorn in Fargo’s (Neil Grayston) side — with potentially disastrous consequences. The episode featuring Wheaton is scheduled to air on Friday, July 23rd.
More on Eureka at syfy.com/eureka.
And don’t forget next Monday Wheaton returns to the CBS comedy Big Bang Theory (playing an evil version of himself) in the episode "The Wheaton Recurrence".
Robert Duncan McNeil directing V
Star Trek Voyager’s Robert Duncan McNeil (VOY: Paris), is once again going to engage with some aliens. According to visitorsite.net McNeil is currently directing an episode of the ABC alien show V. Since his time on Voyager, McNeil has moved behind the camera, and most recently he has been working as a producer and director on the NBC show Chuck.
McNeil on the set of "Chuck"
Frakes’ V episode airs tomorrow
McNeil is the second Star Trek vet to helm an episode of V. Jonathan Frakes directed "Pound of Flesh", the episode airing tomorrow on ABC. Here is a sneak peek.