Wendesday’s season finale of ABC’s sci-fi sitcom The Neighbors brings together Star Trek and Star Wars with guest roles for George Takei and Mark Hamill. See below for a promo and some stills. And in other Star Trek guest star rules, Marina Sirtis is headed to NCIS. [UPDATE: John Billingsley is returning to Nikita next week…watch the promo]
UPDATE: Billingsley returns to Nikita
Another Star Trek guest star is John Billingsley who is making a suprirse return to the CW drama Nikita after his character was killed off. Here is the blurb from the CW:
A VIOLENT MUTINY ROCKS DIVISION — STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE’s JOHN BILLINGSLEY RETURNS AS SCIENTIST “HEIDECKER” — Nikita (Maggie Q) and Michael (Shane West) learn of a new prosthetic hand that could have Michael back to his old self, but it comes at a steep price. Meanwhile, Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) and Sean (Dillon Casey) are tasked with investigating who, inside Division, is behind a mutiny that ends in bloodshed. Aaron Stanford and Noah Bean also star.
Here is the official promo featuring Billingsley
Nikita "Tipping Point" airs at 8PM Friday April 5th.
Takei and Hamill on tomorrow’s ‘The Neighbors’
George Takei and Mark Hamill appear for the first time together on the Wednesday night season finale of The Neighbors, the ABC sitcom about a family that moves into a neighborhood full of aliens. Here is the synopsis for the eisode "It Has Begun….":
The Weavers take the Bird-Kersees to Atlantic City, where Marty learns that Larry Bird not only counts cards, he can see through them, and Jackie admits that she’s always wanted a human wedding. Meanwhile, Dick Butkus, in charge back home, gets an ominous call from his grandpa. Is it time for the Neighbors to return to Zabvron? Find out on the Season Finale of "The Neighbors," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. The episode features two of science fiction’s biggest icons as guest stars, George Takei as Grandfather and Mark Hamill as Commandant Bill.
Here is a promo:
Here is a still from the episode, and a behind the scenes shot.
George Takei and Mark Hamill on ‘The Neighbors’
George Takei and Mark Hamill behind the scenes on ‘The Neighbors’
Sirtis headed to NCIS
Speaking of Trek starts on network TV, TVLine is reporting that Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Marina Sirtis has been cast for a recurring role on the CBS military procedural show NCIS. Sirtis has been cast as the new director of the Mossad (Isreali Intelligence service). Sirits’ character is stepping in to replace the last head of the Mossad on the show (played by Michael Nouri) who was killed off. TVLine quotes showrunner Gary Glasberg saying “I’ve always been a Star Trek fan, but Marina really owns this part. And the cast loves her. She’s everything I wanted for the role and then some. We are lucky to have her.” Sirtis’ first episode of NCIS will air in April. This will be Sirtis’ first time on network TV since she appeared in a March 2011 episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
Marina Sirtis headed to NCIS
Can’t wait for the NCIS episode!!
God, Mark Hamill got so fat! He definetly needs to go to the gym, if he want to appear in Episode 7.
Does anyone actually watch “The Neighbors”? It looks silly to me.
Hamill needs to lose about 40 pounds, get in first rate shape with a personal trainer and then get a state-of-the-art facelift before filming Episode 7!
(and even then they better CGI out all the unsightly wrinkles)
there’s no way they’ll put him in SW7 looking like that!! lolz
i’m hoping they don’t at all, well accept for maybe a quick cameo. Ford i’m ok with. as far as Fisher goes.. please don’t do it, please don’t do it!
So Carri Fisher and Mark Hammil are playing Gloop and Gleep in Star Wars episode 7. Carrie and Mark could save the day in Star Wars 7 by becoming emergency buoyancy devices for their children when they crash on Kamino.
Mark has NOT aged well AT ALL!!!
@2 Totally. It needs to happen.
“When 61 years you reach, look as good, you will not.”
Cut the guy some slack. He’s been a voice actor for a long time.
Just took too much inspiration from Orson Welles.
@2 correct sir…i was thinking he and Carrie Fisher need to get on the exercise speederbike to get ready for this movie..at least we know Harrison Ford will be ready!
Today is Leonard Nimoy’s 82nd birthday, and that wasn’t worth an article?
I love NCIS and with Sirtis it’ll be even better.
@2 @4 @5 I know what you mean. If Hamill doesn’t get to the gym soon they might have to recase him as the son of Jabba the Hut LOL
Also, great to hear Marina Sirtis got cast in NCIS.
@6 in other words they could pull a Data from Star Trek Insurrection LOL.
Wow, is it me or do those uniforms that Takei and Hamil are wearing look a HELLUVA lot like a mix of the Babylon 5 uniforms? If any of you seen the show, you’d know what I mean
15 Yes they do I could not quite place them. Its the odd angle of the cut and the silver colour (zircathread). I would love to see a B5 movie or a return to TV but most of the actors have died. Its like the Poltergeist/Superman curse
He doesn’t look fat to me. People have unrealistic ideas about what a healthy older person actually looks like who hasn’t had a facelift.
Unfortunately, we live in a world where bony thin supermodels who starve themselves are considered normal looking.
@15 They might be old B5 costumes modified and rented from somewhere? Stranger things have happened…
George has aged better than Mark H., and in a longer period of time…
Is it also just me…or does George have a bit of a crazed look in his eyes in that behind the scenes pic?
My bet is half of you haven’t aged well either. Cruel bastards.
17 Considering how close they are to starting to shoot SW 7 loosing that much weight in a short amount of time is not healthy either. And throw in some plastic surgery It becomes a strain on the body. So he may not be a skinny supermodel but the demands placed on him to look good and fit our image of Luke Skywalker is just as stressful, also not good for the health.
Happy birthday Leonard you skinny Vulcan 82yo hope i make it that farr
Maybe they will have to tape up Marks boobs like they did with Carrie Fisher in the original Star Wars.
Actually, I really like Mark Hamill – he comes across as a witty and humble guy whenever I see him talk – but, alas! He sure doesn’t look like Luke Skywalker anymore…
A little disappointed in the comments about Hamill (and even Fisher).
Of course he’s not going to look the way he did in 1977-1983.
Do you? Do I? Just because we have a voice does not always mean we have to use it. Where’s the Trek optimism?
BTW: The Neighbors is actually quite clever in the writing. Not a Big Bang or a Seinfeld but some of the episodes I’ve seen with my daughter made me laugh. The finale should be good.
#20: “Is it also just me…or does George have a bit of a crazed look in his eyes in that behind the scenes pic?”
Not in the behind the scenes pic, but the pic from the episode itself, his look is just pure “oh myyyyy!” Lmao!!!
25 Whats dissapionting is people who live in first world countries with a high income and access to some of the best food and health services that others can only wish for. End up overweight and give themselvs the possibility of diabeties skeletal issues and other health problems that can shorten their lives dramaticly and having diabeties can cost you your foot.
So Star Trek optimism about things is hard when your surrounded by people who have the means and money to live better end up indulging themselvs with food and unhealthy lifestyles. I dont think anyone is being hard on these people they are just pointing out that guiven the chances for a better and healther life all they did was get fat.
“Of course he’s not going to look the way he did in 1977-1983.”
Nobody demands that he looks the same way he did in the 70s. Of course everybody ages, that is normal. But this video is kind of depressing, because Hamills out of shapeness becomes even much more visible next to Takei who is older than Hamill, but looks still younger and healthier.
@ most of the above;
It’s only cannon that Luke is taking to his father.
Just imagine him bald in the Darth Vader suit…
If Hamill really returns to Star Wars it shouldn`t be that big of a task to get in shape within the next months – I am much more concerned about Carrie Fisher…
Marina looks so marvelous 26 years later from the “bun” era, however.
Mark Hamill’s change in size can be addressed by the fact that Star Wars 7 will be set almost 50 years later (or ABY).
FACTOID: When Star Wars came out in ’77 I was often told I resembled Mark Hamill….sad part of the story is that I still do…
Cool, old Star Trek stars on network TV. Now: get a new Star Trek show on network TV!
Sirtis, on the other hand, is still just as hot as ever.
Mark Hammill can play Jabba the hut now. Without prosthetics or makeup…
Don’t you be dissin’ my man Mark Hamill! He is the best Joker ever!! Sure, Ledger was pretty good, and I guess that old guy, Nicholman was OK, but if you’ve never watched Batman The Animated Series or, better yet, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, you’re in for a real treat.
hahaha. I’ll admit it. That clip made me laugh. Nice ribbing.
I would LOVE to see what some of you who are throwing stones at Hamill actually look like – horror show, I’ll bet. Pass the butter.
Out of all the websites I visit, the posters here are by far the nastiest and show the least class. Ironic too, since Star Trek has always promoted tolerance, equality and most of all, morality.
Try looking in the mirror, why don’t you.
People age. Get over it.
Nastiest posters of all websites? Even been to aint it cool? That takes the cake.
Minds are easily swayed with the talents of photoshoppers- too easily for those who believe they are so intelligent.
Also some medicines make people gain weight as well. Remember also that what comes around goes around too…..everyone grows old.
Marina in a trenchcoat. My dream is coming true! Oh wait. What’s that orange thing? That’s not supposed to be there.
Glad to see everybody out working. They’re gonna have to carry this group off their respective sets toes first.
Oh my goodness, Mark Hamill has put on some weight…
It is wonderful to see him and Takei working together :) Inter-fandom connectednes… so awesome :D
To those saying Mark Hamill needs to get in shape for ep VII, maybe go rewatch ep IV and take a gander at Sir Alec Guinness.
He better lose weight and the lisp for Episode VII.
Super excited to see Marina in the upcoming NCIS episode!
And gosh. If all you have to say is something nasty about another person (Hamill) why not keep opinions to yourself. How do you think he or other actors feel when reading garbage that other people feel the need to post publicly?
@21 — You’re correct. I haven’t aged all that well either. Hamill can at least be recognized as being the same person 25 years later. I doubt that people who knew me 25 years ago can say the same about me.
That said, this fact doesn’t negate the truth in what I said in Comment # 45 above.
If I’m not being charitable to him, than I am being even LESS charitable to myself.
Truth is truth.
Part of the reason Shatner became the butt of so many jokes was his insistance on playing an action hero well past his prime physically. I suspect that JJ won’t allow Luke and Leia to be CGI’s into backflipping Jedi in their old age. It was a joke when they did it to Yoda, and would be a joke if they did it to them.
Have you guys taken a good look a Harrison Ford? He’s looking weathered these days, too….let the trio move gracefully into the elder statesmen of the franchise, and all will be fine.
God, I hope that’s the /series/ finale and not just the /season/ finale. What an awful show. Yay for Sirtis, though. Still a babe.
What Frumpus said! ^^^^. All Hamill needs are a beard a robe and a lightsaber and he’s good to go.