LeVar Burton, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Geordi LaForge, has become the third Star Trek vet to do a cameo on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory this season. Today the actor tweeted that he had wrapped up work. We also have video of the Trek gag from last week’s Big Bang episode.
Burton latest Trek alum at Big Bang
The geeky CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory just can’t get enough Star Trek. So far this season they have had cameo appearances from Wil Wheaton (returning to play an evil version of himself), and George Takei (playing himself in a dream sequence). A few days ago Burton posted an image of a Big Bang Theory script (see below) with his name on it, for an episode titled "The Toast Derivation", and today LeVar Burton sent out a tweet after wrapping on the show, saying "Thanks to @BillPrady and the entire cast and crew of The Big Bag Theory. I had a blast!" It appears that Burton will be playing himself. After Wil Wheaton asked if he was going to be playing an evil version of himself, Burton replied "No, just regular me!"
And The Big Bang Theory is not the only Thursday night sitcom that will sport a LeVar Burton cameo this year. The actor will also be appearing as himself in the NBC comedy Community, in the episode "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking" which airs Thursday February 17th.
Burton’s script for "The Big Bang Theory"
Watch Sheldon act out his Star Trek FanFic from Last Week’s TBBT
Speaking of The Big Bang Theory and Star Trek, last week’s episode once again went Trek. The episode had Sheldon looking to Penny for acting tips to help his teaching Below is the clip