The last week has been a big one for Star Trek stars appearing on TV. Last week’s Castle was directed by TNG’s Jonathan Frakes and it was full of Star Trek references and DS9 star Armin Shimerman. TNG’s Patrick Stewart popped up on The Daily Show, Wil Wheaton and LeVar Burton were on Big Bang Theory, William Shatner is pitching his new app and Michael Dorn can bee seen pitching cars in between. Watch all the clips below. [NOTE some vids US only]
Frakes directs Star Trek-themed Castle featuring Shimerman and Shatner voice
First up is ABC’s crime procedural drama Castle which had a sci-fi themed episode titled "Final Frontier," focusing on a murder that took place at a sci-fi convention in a simulator much like a Star Trek starship. The episode was directed by TNG star Jonathan Frakes who also had a brief cameo. DS9’s Armin Shimerman was a guest star, playing a prop maker. The show was full of sci-fi and Star Trek references. There is even a voice-over from William Shatner! You can watch the full episode online at Hulu. See below for a clip of Frakes with Castle (and former Firefly) star Nathan Fillion.
Patrick Stewart assists Daily Show Election Night
Star Trek: TNG star Sir Patrick Stewart was part the live Election Day Special for The Daily Show with John Stewart. Stewart acted as announcer for the show and even said "make it so!" Watch the clip below.
Wheaton and Burton have Fun With Flags with Sheldon on Big Bang
The CBS comedy Big Bang Theory once again dipped into Star Trek for humor for the latest episode, this time featuring Wil Wheaton join Sheldon for one of his ‘Fun with Flags’ video podcasts to talk about flags from Star Trek, creating issues with Sheldon’s girlfriend Amy. Sheldon also gets drunk and confronts Wheaton later, note the ‘1701’ for his address. The episode ends with LeVar Burton doing a ‘Fun with Flags’ podcast.
Dorn’s Dodge Dart Commercial
And yet another TNG star can be seen on American TV with the new Dodge Dart campaign, playing time traveler named ‘Future Guy’ (Enterprise’s mystery finally solved?).
Shatner pitches new ‘Shatoetry’ App on BrandX
And finally we have the original Captain Kirk showing up on Russell Brand’s FX show BrandX to pitch his new Satoetry iPhone app. Watch a clip below.
If you are wondering what is ‘Shatoetry’ here is the official blurb "Shatoetry is an iPhone app that lets you arrange words – into statements, comments, messages, sentences, phrases, haiku, poetry, or even just random words… with this amazing payoff: whatever you arrange, you’ll be able to hear William Shatner perform it for you."
The following video gives you an example of using the app to create a video to break up with someone. Is there anything Shatner can’t make better?
More info at www.shatoetry.com