Star Trek: Voyager actor cameoed on Young Sheldon end its series run

Young Sheldon is coming to an end but not before a Star Trek: Voyager alum beams aboard.
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The Young Sheldon/The Big Bang Theory universe has long-embraced Star Trek. As a franchise built around science and nerding out, of course, the franchise has long-embraced Trek. From Leonard Nimoy not only playing himself but also being involved in a major storyline involving the main character Sheldon Cooper, to William Shatner starring as himself, the franchise has long embraced Trek.

The prequel series, Young Sheldon, features a young Sheldon Cooper as he grows and experiences everyday life with a genius IQ. It is set to wrap up with its seventh and final season, not only bringing an end to the series but the franchise as well. As no other shows are set as of yet, it's likely this brings an end to the stories that have been going on for nearly two decades.

But it won't go out without a little taste of Trek. While numerous Star Trek actors have cameoed on Young Sheldon, like Jason Alexander, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Groner, and Phil Morris, the biggest Trek name to date will join the show to help usher it to its final frontier.

Star Trek: Voyager's Robert Picardo appeared in the second episode of Young Sheldon's seventh season, "A Roulette Wheel and a Piano Playing Dog", as a semi-antagonist of sorts. There's no telling how long Picardo will remain on the show, as IMDB has him listed only for one episode, but he could easily be featured far more regularly than we're aware. This is usually the case with the older actors the show brings on, especially those playing a professor of sorts, as Picardo is playing.

Picardo is one of the few main actors from a Star Trek show to feature in a Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon role as a character, with most of the other Trek alums like Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner (among others) playing fictionalized versions of themselves.