UPDATED: On Monday The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper will again take on his nemesis Star Trek The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton in the episode "The Wheaton Recurrence". And now there are some images and a sneak peek video of the Wil/Sheldon showdown…a bowling showdown. Plus some new comments from TBBT star Jim Parsons about Wheaton and the possibility of a Leonard Nimoy cameo.
Preview for The Big Bang Theory "The Wheaton Recurrence"
Mixing his franchises, Wil Wheaton just announced via his Twitter "many Bothans died to bring you this", with a link to his YouTube upload of a preview clip from "The Wheaton Recurrence". Unfortunately Wil did not make the video available for embedding, so click the image to see it.
And IDW has posted some preview images and an on-set interview with Wheaton. Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, talked about Wheaton possibly coming back, saying he thinks it will happen:
"I would think so. Nothing’s resolved. And I don’t think Sheldon ever gets to win in that situation. Not to spoil anything, but Sheldon wins a lot of the time, so it’s nice to have a good person come on and always get the best of him, because the rest of them don’t always. They try, [but] he’s too smart.
What about Nimoy?
It has previously been reported The Big Bang Theory producer Bill Prady is interested in bringing in Leonard Nimoy for a cameo next season. Parson’s talked about the possibility:
I’m sure they’re trying. What’s funny is that he was kept so far away from Stan Lee, in jail and everything, and I’ve wondered if we ever got Leonard Nimoy on… I just feel like it would be the briefest of encounters. I feel like, once again, I wouldn’t get to see Leonard Nimoy more than two seconds, in the episode. Sheldon would flip though, he would explode.
More from Parson’s at IGN.com
In the clip, Sheldon mentions that he is the proud owner of the domain for www.wilwheatonstinks.com (and www.wilwheatonstinks.org and www.wilwheatonstinks.org). Unfortunately there are no actual sites up at those domains, but checking the WHOIS on them reveals all three were purchased by Warner Brothers (the producers of Big Bang Theory) on February 25th.
"The Wheaton Recurrence" will air Monday April 12 at 9:30 PM on CBS.
And if you missed it, here is the promo from CBS.