The Big Bang Theory has had Star Trek alum on the show for years and they’ll finally have Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, on the show.
The Big Bang Theory co-creator and showrunner Bill Prady is a big Star Trek fan, so it’s no surprise that the show has heavy Star Trek elements, including George Takei, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Leonard Nimoy (voiced his action figure) and of course, Wil Wheaton.
The upcoming episode, titled “The D&D Vortex” is packed with guest stars and was announced via Twitter telling fans to “Get ready for the ultimate Dungeons and Dragons battle coming soon.”
Get ready for the ultimate Dungeons and Dragons battle coming soon to The #BigBangTheory with special guests @WilliamShatner, @JoeManganiello, @ThatKevinSmith, @kaj33 and @wilw! pic.twitter.com/xwZq85Cyfs
— The Big Bang Theory (@bigbangtheory) January 30, 2019
Shatner responded to the announcement playfully saying “Get your Icosahedron die ready for I’m out to win this game!” He even tweeted out his prediction for how the game is going to go, putting himself in first place and leaving Sheldon in the dust.
Here’s how it’s going to go down:
Joe- second place
Kareem – third place
Wil- honorable mention
Kevin – participation trophy
Billy Shatner- 1st place 🥇 and
Shel-done! 😝 https://t.co/RLOvPrVZ9h
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) January 31, 2019
In addition to William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Smith, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, and Wil Wheaton will guest star as well.
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