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George Takei To Appear On The Big Bang Theory w/ Katee Sackhoff [UPDATED]

The nerdy CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory has had a number of Star Trek references over its first three seasons, including guests spots for TNG’s Wil Wheaton. And now it has been confirmed that Star Trek’s George Takei will be appearing on the show. More details below plus more Takei news. UPDATE: More details reveal Takei will appear with BSG’s Katee Sackhoff. 

 

Takei headed to Big Bang Theory

It hasn’t yet been confirmed if TNG star Wil Wheaton will be returning to The Big Bang Theory and it looks unlikely the producer’s will get their wish and bring Leaonard Nimoy out of retirement. However, one Trek star is definitely going to show up during the fourth season of the CBS comedy about a group of nerdy scientists. Executive producer Bill Prady confirmed via his Twitter that Star Trek’s original Sulu George Takei will be appearing in the fourth episode of the fourth season airing October 14th. Prady followed up his announcement with the following tweet on Friday:

TrekMovie has confirmed that Takei will be shooting his episode this week. Also in an email, George Takei reveled some details about the episode, saying:

I am indeed currently working on THE BIG BANG THEORY. It is a delicious script in which I am playing a figure of Howard’s fantasy.

Caltech engineer Howard Wolowitz, played by Simon Helberg, is one of the main characters on the show. He, like most of the other characters on the show, is a Star Trek and sci-fi fan. This will not be Howard’s first fantasy sequence with a sci-fi guest star. Last season he had a fantasy with Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica (see below).

UPDATE: More details – Takei to appear with Sackhoff

Bill Prady has revealed to AOL that Takei will appear alongside Katee Sackhoff, where she will be reprising her role as Wolowitz’s conscience. Takei and Sackhoff will take opposite points of view as Wolowitz contemplates getting back together with his ex-girlfriend Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). Prady didn’t reveal the location, but did say that it won’t be in a bathtub.

Takei also to appear in new Seagal show and more

George Takei continues to be on a bit of a roll in terms of popularity. He recently appeared on the Disney sitcom The Suite Life on Deck, and he tells TrekMovie he just filmed  an episode of Steven Seagal’s new series True Justice. The actor also recently filmed a part in the new Tom Hanks directed movie Larry Crowne. Takei is also in the cast of Supah Ninjas, a live-action comedy for Nickelodeon. A pilot for the high-school comedy about a bunch of kids who are also ninjas has been shot, but it has not yet been picked up. Later in the year Takei will also be appearing in a new series of Sharp TV commercials promoting their new 3D TVs.

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Lt. Dakin
September 6, 2010 4:17 pm

Awesome!! Can’t wait.

bgiles73
September 6, 2010 4:34 pm

Man if they could get Shatner and Takei both in an episode of Big Bang that would be the greatest. End it with Takei screaming SHHHHAAAAAATTTNNEERR!!!! That would be priceless!

CmdrR
September 6, 2010 4:58 pm

Does that mean George will be in the bubble bath with Howard, too? Oh, my!

tony
September 6, 2010 6:24 pm

go george

Phaser Guy
September 6, 2010 6:44 pm

He keeps going and going and going.

September 6, 2010 7:05 pm

Ne’er trust a lass name “Sack-oof’.”
Good thing George has his sword ta’ defend hisself.

Shatner wanders aboot’ tha’ lot and sees tha’ blonde lass Katee, follows her and ends up on set… George “oh, my” Takei says “This is the Big Bang Theory, not the Big Bag Of Beery.”

I kidz cuz I luvs…

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…

jorDe'
September 6, 2010 7:43 pm

Big Bang is a great show. I enjoy it.

September 6, 2010 8:21 pm

Let’s not forget that Mr. Takei is also the esteemed announcer for the Howard Stern Show on Sirius/XM radio. Oh my…

Anthony Thompson
September 6, 2010 9:03 pm

Yay George!

Jeffrey S. Nelson
September 7, 2010 12:52 am

That’s “#$%&@!” My Dad Says, Anthony! Don’t rile that PTA group, fer tribble’s sake…

September 7, 2010 2:24 am

Thank God he won’t appear in that bathtub. Don’t get me wrong – Katee Sackhoff is adorable – but i don’t want to see a half naked 73 year old man in there…

Holger
September 7, 2010 4:50 am

Katee Sackhoff … she’s great.

Sebastian
September 7, 2010 5:10 am

OH MY…. that is going to be terrific. In the late ’70s and through the ’80s, I would have NEVER guessed that George Takei would have a second career as a comic actor! We only had glimpses of the humorous side of his persona through Star Trek. Sulu was usually so serious and deadpan.

I think it’s great to see how truly funny he is, and (like his media nemesis Shatner) his ability to deflate the old image of himself.
Live Long and Prosper, George!

As for Katee Sackhoff? I’ve met her at conventions; she is a doll. So good to her fans and very down-to-earth. Hope her career is as long-lived as the Star Trek actors (although with a bit more variety, I hope).
; )

scifib5st
September 7, 2010 5:17 am

Leaonard, Takei, and Backlua……OH MYYYYYYYYYYY!

CmdrR
September 7, 2010 6:23 am

How many spies… er, operatives do you have on the WB lot, Anthony?

Author of "The Vulcan Neck Pinch For Fathers"
September 7, 2010 7:25 am

What would be classic is to get Shatner and Takei together in a show like BBT and getting into a “fistfight” in the context of parodying their noted off-screen conflicts. Heh.

Too bad we can’t get Nimoy to do one last turn. It would be classic.

Dee
September 7, 2010 9:34 am

GREAT!…….I love Big Bang!!!!!

Phaser Guy
September 7, 2010 12:20 pm

Big Bang Theory is a good show to watch during the summer when there’s nothing else on.

rogue_alice
September 7, 2010 12:25 pm

Aren’t Shatner and Takei basically matter and anti-matter? If they do meet on the lot a WB this could be…fascinating.

Horatio
September 8, 2010 7:22 am

#17 – Nimoy would be great for the very last episode of BBT.

snoopytrek
September 8, 2010 2:25 pm

Simon Helberg twited yesterday they are shooting that ep this week…

Just made out with a girl in a car for two hours while Katee Sackhoff and George Takei looked on. And I got payed for it Dreams do come true 4:21 PM Sep 7th

Harry Ballz
September 8, 2010 3:35 pm

Just read in Katee’s bio that, growing up in Oregon, she wasn’t allowed to watch much TV. The one exception is that she’d watch Star Trek with her father. It must be a real treat for her to work with Takei!

MJ
September 9, 2010 11:36 pm

Is it just me, or has the Big Bang theory run its course and getting stale now?

Disinvited
September 10, 2010 1:51 pm

#24.

Well, I believe the Greeks set the template such that all comedies should end in marriage. So when a comedy’s hero gets the girl it isn’t entirely far fetched to see the end, marriage, coming. But I think it is just you as there’s more than enough areas still left to explore for laughs as the structure of the show would seem to require all 4 male characters to marry for the end to truly be.

Also, you may be reacting to CBS’ uninspired marketing as the network bigwigs are trying to use that to amp up its comedic hormones and it is just a pitifully low brow attempt and not even on the level of writing that the show has.

Danny Womeldorff
April 9, 2011 7:29 pm

George is going to be great. I can”t wait to see him on the Big Bang Theory! I hope it all works out well.

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