Leonard Nimoy To Appear On ‘The Big Bang Theory’

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After announcing his retirement last year (and breaking Trekkie’s hearts everywhere), actor Leonard Nimoy has agreed to appear on CBS’s hit series The Big Bang Theory – well, sort of.

On March 29th, the sci-fi-legend will appear in an episode during one of Sheldon’s dreams. Unfortunately, Nimoy’s cameo comes with one slight hitch: we won’t actually see him onscreen. Instead, Nimy’s appearance will be following in the same vein as his other recent roles, with the actor appearing via voice-over only.

Though he may have been on the top of the producers’ wish list, Nimoy is just the latest in a string of Star Trek alumni to appear on the CBS geek comedy. Previously, the series also featured cameos from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner, as well as original cast member George Takei.  The most notable appearance on the series has been from Will Wheaton (Wesley Crusher in The Next Generation), who has a recurring role on the series as an antagonistic version of himself and Sheldon’s “mortal enemy.”

While it seems that lately we can’t even turn on the TV without seeing William Shatner’s face (not that we’re unhappy about it), Nimoy has been relatively quiet since announcing his “retirement” last April. Though the seasoned actor has not taken any additional on-camera roles, he has recently lent his distinctly smooth voice to William Bell in an animated episode of Fox’s sci-fi thriller Fringe, as well as voicing Sentinel Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

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The Spock episode of The Big Bang Theory may shape up to be the best the hit series has seen yet. High standards have been set, with sci-fi fans of both shows eagerly anticipating the Star Trek legend’s cameo – even if they can’t actually see him. Everyone will keep their ears (pointy or not) open for the faintest flicker that Nimoy’s treasured “live long and prosper” catchphrase will be uttered.

That being said, some pickier fans may take the voiceover gig as more of a tease than a treat, but either way, given the BBT characters’ intense infatuation with Spock, we can only imagine just how bizarre (and hilarious) Sheldon’s Vulcan dream sequence might turn out.

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays @8pm on CBS

Source: TV Line

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  1. I hope he eventually relents and will agree to appear in person. I would love to see him again, and it would be great fun to see how the characters on this show react to him.

    • I could see Sheldon fainting if Spock showed up. And most likely Raj wouldn’t be able to speak like when he’s in a womans presence.

  2. Who is this guy, who cares about some unknown?

    • Some unknown?????? Dude…You have no idea how rediculus that statement is……I’m not a Trekkee but I’m old enough to know Star Trek and the “Unknown” is second best known Start Trek actor of all time

      • I think you got trolled.

        • Trolled hard. :-)

  3. very disappointed. Considering Sheldon’s reaction to the napkin, I wanted a meeting. He would have gone insane.

    • the napkin episode was one of the most brilliant episodes of the entire series.
      I know that we both teared up while watching it. beautiful writing.

  4. Nimoy should appeal to the geeks on “The Big Bang Theory” for at least 2 reasons one being his connection to Star Trek, but a bit lesser known fact is that Leonard Nimoy wrote a comic Book series about intelligent Alien Dinosaurs some years ago, but I can’t remember the name of the series, but I remember buying a few issues of that title. I know the geeks on Big Bang are also into comic books. Do they go to Stewart’s Comic Book Store for Free Comic Book Day on the first Saturday in May? They should as every comic geek I know attends this event every year. It would be nice to see the show address this event.

  5. I remember on one of the episode where Sheldon got a restraining order from Stan Lee, he said its going to be nice next to the one from Leonard Nimoy. Maybe they would elaborate on that.

  6. Best moment of the series was when Penny gave Sheldon that napkin for Christmas.


    That reaction never gets old.

  7. I just recently started watching this show after purchasing the four seasons available in stores and i have to say its freakin hilarious! My favorite episode is the one where Sheldon goes up against Will Wheaton for the first time during the card game in the comic book shop. And i have to agree the scene in which Penny gives sheldon the napkin with Leonard Nimoys autograph is one of my favorites, im sure this episode will be great even if Nimoy won’t be appearing on camera.