On October 13, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner will appear together on an episode of The Big Bang Theory.
Both will appear as themselves in the episode and it turns out that Sheldon (Jim Parsons) likes one of the pair but hates the other.
Sheldon dislikes Wheaton because the actor once failed to show at a science fiction convention and so in this episode with the two TNG stars, he declines an invitation to a party at Wheaton’s house due to his dislike of the Trek actor. Leonard (Johnny Galecki) does attend however and he “share[s] root beer with Brent [Spiner]” to the dismay of Sheldon, who considers it a “betrayal to their friendship.”
But don’t expect Sheldon to stay home once he finds out about Spiner’s presence at the party, said Executive Producer Bill Prady. “It will be hard for Sheldon to stay away, because “of all the Star Trek characters Sheldon would love the most,” explained Prady, “we thought Data, the android [who has] trouble fitting in and wants emotions, is pretty close to his heart.”
The Big Bang Theory episode with the two TNG actors will air October 13 on CBS at 8 PM.