Several Star Trek actors have taken on the “ice bucket challenge” to raise money for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
William Shatner was the first Trek actor to do so, as seen in a video posted here.
Now several The Next Generation actors have taken on the challenge. Brent Spiner was challenged by his friend. “I have accepted the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge from my friend Ramon de Ocampo,” he said. “I’d also like to take the opportunity before I get dunked to challenge my friends: Armin Shimerman, Kitty Swink. I’d also like to challenge my friend Gates McFadden; who I’d just like to see her hair wet.”
McFadden answered Spiner via Twitter. “I am accepting the ice bucket challenge from my soon-to-be ex-friend @Brent Spiner.”
Before challenging more people, McFadden explained that “my own dad did die of ALS and I support ALS and I’m going to financially support them with a check.”
She then went on to challenge three people, including Sir Patrick Stewart.
George Takei joined in on the fun, too, with a clever video of the event. “I thought we’d demonstrate how we do it in sci-fi land,” he said.