Which Trek Star Is the Weakest Link?By Lisa
November 26, 2001 - 2:15 PM
Between them, they've faced down the worst supervillans the galaxy has to offer. But tonight, eight Star Trek actors will face off with Anne Robinson in a special Trek edition of The Weakest Link.
Contestants in the Trek special will include William Shatner (James T. Kirk), LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge), Robert Picardo (the Holodoc), Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres) and Will Wheaton (Wesley Crusher).
Robinson's famous catchphrases will all be present. According to Entertainment Weekly, she will ask the contestants: "Whose Phaser is set to Stupid?"
William Shatner ventured into uncharted territory when he embraced the spiky British gameshow hostess. Unfortunatley his parting shot of "Was that as good for you as it was for me?" recieved only a scowl in response.
But if Robinson was out to offend her guests, they seemed to need little help from her. Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres) was unimpressed by Wil Wheaton's (Wesley Crusher) flirtation with her. "Coming on to me on national television - when he knows my husband's gonna watch the show - is just unfair, and frankly rude," she stated.
Wheaton has since apologised for his actions at his web site. "I doubt it, but if Roxann reads this, I want her to know that I meant absolutely no disrespect, at all. I am truly, truly sorry for that," he wrote. "I just feel awful, and I've put in calls to my Star Trek friends, so I can phone her myself, and apologize to her."
The Weakest Link is a quiz show where eight contestants battle eachother, the clock and the host to become the Strongest Link and walk off with the cash prize. Each round ends with a vote to cast off the 'Weakest Link' who faces a 'walk of shame' as they are ousted from the team in front of an international audience.
Wheaton did share a Weakest Link secret off camera. "The thing about Anne Robinson is - I don't know if I'm allowed to say this or not - but she's really nice, and she's really cool, and she's really funny," he explained. "I hope you understand it's all part of the show," she told him behind the scenes.
More from the Trek actors involved in the special can be found in the original article at EW online. More about the show itself can be found at its web site. The Star Trek special Weakest Link will be on NBC tonight at 8 p.m.