The hardest working man in show business today might well be Star Trek’s original captain, William Shatner. He is back on tour with his screenings of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and he is a guest star this week on The Big Bang Theory and was in Nashville over the weekend singing at the Grand Ole Opry. We have video from Big Bang Theory and Grand Ole Opry to share with you today.
Shatner on Big Bang Theory this week
William Shatner is the latest Star Trek actor to guest star in the long-running nerdy CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. He is one of a number of big-name guest stars the show has lined up for the final episodes of the series, which is in its 12th season. The episode of The Big Bang Theory featuring William Shatner (and Wil Wheaton) airs this Thursday, February 21st on CBS. Here is the synopsis for “The D & D Vortex”:
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.
CBS has also released a video preview and some images:
And here is a preview image of Shatner and Wil Wheaton from the episode:
In other Shatner news, Bill made his debut at the famed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee over the weekend. Bill was a guest host and sang the title song from his 2018 country music album Why Not Me. Shatner was joined on stage by his Why Not Me collaborator Jeff Cook, of the band Alabama.
ET Canada had a chance to talk to Bill backstage at the event and has some footage of him on stage.
The full performance can also be seen in this video from audience member Steve Schuster.