It was just a couple of weeks ago that Star Trek The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton appeared on the Trek-referencing show Leverage, and now comes news he is headed to geek-friendly territory of The Big Bang Theory. We have sketchy details below, plus all the latest from Wil.
Wil’s Big Bang
Wil actually broke the news himself on his Twitter (of course). Over the weekend he tweeted:
An announcement of extraordinary magnitude: I will be on an episode of #thebigbangtheory this season. That’s all I’m allowed to say. GLEE!
As Wil is the ultimate geek, he will certainly fit in with the nerdy cast of Big Bang Theory. And this photo he uploaded to his flickr page of his outfit for an 80s party shows that he might not need new wardrobe.
Wil at PAX
In other Wil news, Wheaton was the PAX gaming event over the weekend in Seattle. Here is some video of him presenting musician Jonathan Coultan with an award.
Memories of the Future – Wil’s TNG reviews
Wil’s next book is "Memories of the Future" which will compile his episode reviews from Star Trek The Next Generation. The first volume will cover the first thirteen episodes. Wil just revealed the cover and more details on his blog. Wil has also just released the first (of thirteen) podcasts related to the book.
Big Bang Theory and Trek
As we have reported here, CBS’ Big Bang Theory is rife with pop culture references with Star Trek one of their leading goto gags. Here is one of the more famous.
And to tie it all in together, in the video from PAX above, Wil can be seen wearing the very geeky Lizard Spock T-Shirt from ThinkGeek.
The lizard Spock variant rules