Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton will have a guest spot on the first season of Bill Nye Saves The World.
Bill Nye the science guy is back, and this time he’s bringing along some friends. One of the guests during the first season of Bill Nye Saves The World will be none other than Wil Wheaton. We know this because Wheaton pops up in the brand new trailer for the series.
It’s no surprise that Wil Wheaton would show up as a guest on Bill Nye’s new show. Wil Wheaton played the boy genius Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation and is still a staple of nerd and science fiction culture today. Wheaton may be best known for TNG, but he has appeared on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and hosts his own online show about tabletop gaming, appropriately named Tabletop.
Still all his accolades from television and film aside, some of the best work Wheaton has done are in education. Wheaton has been a strong proponent for science education at all levels. If you haven’t seen his inspiring speech on STEM education at USA Science and Engineering Festival you’re missing out.
Wheaton’s contributions as an ambassador for science are so great that NASA has ever decided to name an asteroid after him. There’s a Wil Wheaton asteroid out there zooming around the sun.
Nye’s new show looks education and like it’s going to be a lot of fun. The only thing I didn’t see was an appearance by Robert Picardo, who is a friend of Nye in real life. Just because Voyager’s Doctor didn’t make the trailer doesn’t mean he won’t be in the show though.
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