William Shatner to finally appear on The Big Bang Theory


Now in its final season, The Big Bang Theory finally bags a guest star that’s been on their list from day one, that being Kirk himself, William Shatner.

Much like Star Trek: Discovery, it seems that geek culture has always had a love hate relationship with The Big Bang Theory almost from the moment the first episode aired.

The series, now in its final season, follows the adventures of a quartet of geeks and their lives, their loves and their attempts to solve string theory. One the one hand some see the show for what it is, namely a sitcom that, most of the time, can be pretty funny and quite endearing. On the other, you have a segment of fandom who hates the show simply because it exists and because it presents a “toxic” image of geekdom to America.

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Very similar to Discovery haters, the latter group really needs to find a new hobby and get more fresh air.

In any event, geek culture has always been well represented on The Big Bang Theory over the years. Numerous cast members from various notable franchises have guest starred, including Star Trek. The list includes LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, James Earl Jones, Carrie Fisher, George Takei and Wil Wheaton.

While all those were great, the greatest of all trek cameos might have to be Leonard Nimoy lending his voice to a Mego Mr. Spock action figure. If his interactions with Sheldon (Jim Parsons) don’t make you laugh out loud, then seek medical help.

Even with all that talent, there has been one notable science fiction icon missing, that being William Shatner. The producers have been trying to convince Shatner to appear on the show for years and he has declined, each time having issues with then script.

Well, the writers much have come up with something he liked because it was announced this week that James Kirk himself is set to beam aboard The Big Bang Theory later this season.

The show’s Twitter account made the announcement, followed by a confirmation from Shatner done in a very Shatner way.

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In addition to Shatner, the episode will feature Joe Manganiello, Kevin Smith, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, and a returning Wil Wheaton. Which should make for a Dungeons and Dragon game for the ages.

No air date for the episode has been announced, but it should be sooner rather than later. The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 PM on CBS.