AUDIO: Brent Spiner On Benedict Cumberbatch Asking Him & Patrick Stewart If Star Trek Would Ruin Career

In a new podcast, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner discusses a chance encounter that he and TNG co-star Sir Patrick Stewart had with Benedict Cumberbatch not long after Benedict had landed the role in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. Below you can listen to Brent recreate the discussion, including doing the voices of Cumberbatch and Stewart. Listen to it below, and there are no spoilers.

 

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Over the weekend the Chris Hardwick recorded his excellent Nerdist podcast at Phoenix Comicon and his special guest was Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner. The discussion covered many topics from Trek, to Spiner’s career, to Brent’s favorite impersonator. It’s worth listening to the whole thing (download it at nerdist.com ).

One of the more interesting bits was Spiner amusingly recreating an encounter he and Sir Patrick Stewart had with Benedict Cumberbatch, who wanted to know what he was getting into now that he had signed on for the Star Trek sequel. To enhance the experience, Spiner did spot on impressions of both Stewart and Cumberbatch. Listen to it below.

Clip courtesy of Nerdist. Thanks to Aika for the tip.

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