Mondays on Syfy are becoming the place for Star Trek vets to show up. The latest addition to be announced is Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner, who will be doing a guest spot on Syfy’s new show Alphas. Spiner joins a number of other famous faces announced for the show, details below.
Spiner to guest on Alphas
Syfy’s newest show is Alphas, which is about a team of people with extraordinary abilities. The show is executive produced by Star Trek DS9 vets Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe. And Syfy has just announced a list of guest stars for the rest of the first season, which includes Brent Spiner for the episode "Blind Spot" airing on Monday September 12th. Spiner will be joined in that episode by Rebecca Mader from Lost. So the question is: will Spiner play a being with amazing abilities (ala Data) or some kind of quirky scientist (like in Independence Day).
Other Star Trek vets appearing on Syfy’s Monday’s block of shows for the current season include Jeri Ryan, , Rene Abuerjonois, and Kate Mulgrew on Warehouse 13, and Wil Wheaton on Eureka.
SYFY’S ALPHAS SETS POWERHOUSE LINEUP OF GUEST STARS GARRET DILLAHUNT, SUMMER GLAU, BRENT SPINER AND LINDSAY WAGNER HIGHLIGHT THE LIST OF GUEST STARS TO APPEAR IN UPCOMING EPISODES OF SYFY’S NEW HIT SUMMER SERIES
NEW YORK – August 2, 2011 – Syfy’s new hit series Alphas will feature an impressive lineup of special guest stars for its debut season. Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope), Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Alaina Huffman (Stargate Universe), Rebecca Mader (Lost), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) and Peter Wingfield (Caprica) will join previously announced recurring guest star Valerie Cruz.
Alphas, airing Monday nights at 10PM ET/PT on Syfy, follows a clandestine group of ordinary people whose unique neurological condition equips them with extraordinary physical abilities. Operating within the U.S. Department of Defense, the Alphas team is led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn (Temple Grandin, Good Night, and Good Luck). The ensemble cast also stars Malik Yoba (New York Undercover, Why Did I Get Married?), Warren Christie (October Road), Azita Ghanizada (Castle), Ryan Cartwright (Mad Men, Bones) and Laura Mennell (Watchmen).
Episode #105 "Never Let Me Go"
Premieres Monday, August 15th at 10PM ET/PT
Guest star: Lindsay Wagner reprises her role as Dr. Vanessa Calder from Warehouse 13.
Episode #106 "Bill and Gary’s Excellent Adventure"
Premieres Monday, August 8th at 10PM ET/PT
Guest Stars: Alaina Huffman and Peter Wingfield
Episode #107 "Catch and Release"
Premieres Monday August 22nd at 10PM ET/PT
Guest star: Summer Glau
Episode #108 "A Short Time in Paradise"
Premieres Monday, August 29th at 10PM ET/PT
Guest star: Garret Dillahunt
Episode #109 "Blind Spot"
Premieres Monday, September 12th at 10:00PM ET/PT
Guest star: Brent Spiner and Rebecca Mader
Alphas is a production of Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television. Executive Producers are Zak Penn, Ira Steven Behr (The 4400) and Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein for BermanBraun.
Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA’s Royal Pains, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, In Plain Sight, Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal and Suits, along with Syfy’s Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Alphas. The studio is also producing Against the Wall for Lifetime and I Just Want My Pants Back for MTV. UCP is a division of NBCUniversal.