VIDEO: Big Bang Theory Star Trek Refs From This Week and Next Week

The geeky CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory is rife with comic book and sci-fi references, but this week and last week’s episodes show that Star Trek is the closest to their hearts. In this week’s episode Sheldon revealed just how important Trek is to him in a potential crisis, and in next week’s episode, a flashback will show how Sheldon used Star Trek as a key test for his roommate Leonard. And you can watch video of both Trek refs below.


Preview: Sheldon’s Star Trek Test For Leonard

Next week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory will flashback to how Sheldon and Leonard met and became roommates. This required Leonard to pass a specific Star Trek test.

From Monday: Sheldon’s Emergency TOS

On this week’s episode Sheldon also showed his love for Star Trek. When he was going over all the features of his room he revealed that season two of the original Star Trek was a key part of his emergency survival kit, along with a crossbow. Watch it below.



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Dr. Cheis
May 13, 2010 12:18 am

I’d have packed the movies instead.

Kirk's Revenge
May 13, 2010 12:22 am

All right, season two. Good choice. After all, how could one get through an emergency without “The Doomsday Machine?”

Harry Ballz
May 13, 2010 12:55 am

Funny show!

May 13, 2010 1:17 am

2nd one is blocked.

May 13, 2010 2:54 am

First clip was good. 2nd was blocked though. Sometimes I hate being Canadian.

May 13, 2010 5:34 am

5: On the bright side, the Shat will be your captain soon ;-)

May 13, 2010 5:59 am

The Big Bang Theory is so funny! I heard that there’s a campaign to not only get Leonard Nimoy to be a guest on the show, but to get Betty White to play Sheldon’s Memaw.

That would be EPIC.

May 13, 2010 6:35 am

This show has become a classic. Its well written with a great ensemble cast and most of all its funny as hell! I love this show.

Denise de Arman
May 13, 2010 7:30 am

Picard over Kirk? Shame on you, Leonard!

May 13, 2010 8:06 am

This is one of my favorite shows! I can’t wait for the new boxed set.

Ryan T. Riddle
May 13, 2010 8:43 am

Ah, crap — haven’t watched this in awhile so I didn’t know Leonard and Penny weren’t together anymore until I watched the clip. I was hoping the show would buck convention and stuck with a long-tern relationship, showing all the trails and tribulations that entails.

Oh, well. Still a good show. Picard over Kirk, shame, Leonard, shame.

May 13, 2010 9:02 am

WHAT !?! Picard over Kirk ???? I’m really disappointed, Leonard… but love the show anyway :)

May 13, 2010 9:54 am

YES – Picard over Kirk!

May 13, 2010 10:27 am

Aw, it was a new big thing on Monday? D’oh!

May 13, 2010 11:37 am

Spock over Picard and Kirk!

May 13, 2010 11:43 am

fun show just started watching it a month or so ago

Tiberius Kirk
May 13, 2010 11:57 am

I’m sorry, it’s Kirk over Picard as well as TOS over TNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 13, 2010 12:38 pm



May 13, 2010 12:59 pm

This show was on the other night. I couldn’t get through 2 minutes of it. Watch Breaking Bad yo!!

May 13, 2010 1:04 pm

It is annoying when trekkies outside the USA have the links blocked,

TJ Trek
May 13, 2010 1:52 pm

No, No, No. It;’s picard all the way.

May 13, 2010 2:30 pm

#17 + 18 – So says the red shirts…

I trust Picard!

May 13, 2010 3:09 pm

#19: No. And 15, right on! Spock over Picard and Kirk indeed!

May 13, 2010 4:33 pm

Picard vs Kirk – looks like they’ve reached a classic rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock moment.

If you watch the show, you know how that always turns out…

Picard fiddles while Kirk burns.

May 13, 2010 8:55 pm

#24 : Oh yeah :D So funny !!!!

May 13, 2010 10:16 pm

@11 …Thanks for spoiling those of us who didn’t watch the clip. Pay it forward indeed.

Cowboy Steve
May 14, 2010 11:35 pm

I knew there was a reason to not like Leonard. It is not enough that he always looks like he is trying to read his lines off camera. Now the truth is out – he prefers Picard! And worse, Sheldon agrees!!!! I don’t know if I can ever watch this show again.

May 15, 2010 3:30 pm

Picard had more of a chance to become a fuller character… TOS only ran 3 years… Go Team Leonard!

Kobayashi King
May 17, 2010 2:12 am

I’m sorry but I don’t find this show entertaining or respectful in any way. This looks more like an attempt to mock Star Trek and sci-fi fans not to honor them. I mean look at how outlandishly stereotypical these characters have been written. It’s no different than making a sitcom about black gang members or a sitcom about fat people running a fat farm, or a bunch of italians working for the mob. What I’m saying is this show is the most offensive piece of crap I’ve ever seen and if anybody actually finds this show entertaining in any kind of way then it’s just a reflection of how low brow our society has become.

May 17, 2010 9:44 am

This was fine.

Did anyone else catch Marc Alaimo on Family Guy last night? I recognized his voice immediately when the “Dean of the Secret Order of Dirty Joke Writers” started talking … but not exactly who it was. So there was this eerie sense of “I don’t like this guy” associated with it … and then it clicked … AH! Gul Dukat!

Man, talk about a great character actor if even just hearing his voice in another context can give me that Pavlov’s Dog response of genuine dislike.

May 17, 2010 11:08 pm

I just figured out that this show is very much like Frasier, with Leonard being Frasier and Sheldon being very much like an equally neurotic Niles… Just a brain fart, carry on…

running squirrel
May 18, 2010 12:43 pm

@ Kobayashi

As of member of the group being ridiculed by the show I love. Most of my friends of a similar background love it as well. As the saying goes if you can’t laugh at yourself you can laugh at. If the sterotypes weren’t so true this wouldn’t be funny. The arguments on this page alone about kirk vs picard are a prime example. I know who I am in the show and I know which friends of mine are which characters and they know it too. If we couldn’t relate the show wouldn’t be funny at all.