Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) has announced that he has received an official offer to appear again as himself in The Big Bang Theory.
Wheaton was last seen in The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary episode of the show. In that episode, Sheldon (Jim Parsons), who resented Wheaton for not appearing at a sci-fi convention in 1995, faced off against Wheaton in a trading card competition, in which Wheaton used a psychological ploy to get Shelton to let him win the competition.
According to TV Guide Magazine, “Geeks everywhere will be happy [to] hear that Star Trek star Wil Wheaton will be returning to hang out with TV’s hippest nerds on The Big Bang Theory.”
“We were very excited when Wil Wheaton appeared as Sheldon’s nemesis, and right now we’re looking to see if he can come back to give Sheldon an opportunity to settle the score,” said The Big Bang Theory Executive Producer and Co-Creator Bill Prady. “Fingers crossed that we can do that, I think an arch enemy is someone who appears from time to time.”
Wheaton is looking forward to returning and playing a not-so-nice version of himself. “Even though my personal motto is ‘Don’t Be A Dick,’ I’ve wanted to play an arch enemy for pretty much my entire career, and I love that Bill described me that way, because I was kind of hoping I’d earn that position in the Big Bang canon,” he said.
Work on the episode begins on the twenty-fourth, and the show will be taped on March 2.