Leonard Nimoy will be heard and not seen when he guest stars on this weeks episode of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. CBS just released a pair of photos and a episode teaser of Nimoy’s time on the set.
Nimoy, the Star Trek icon and Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) personal hero will be voicing the role as “Tiny Spock” in the episode. As often happens when a big guest star like Nimoy drops by, the shooting of the show became more of a party and photo shoot with the cast.
“I thoroughly enjoyed myself, they’re a talented company and a smart show; they made me welcome.”
Nimoy has been at the top of the shows producers’ wish list for guest stars, as Sheldon’s obsession with Star Trek has been well documented on the series, with the Nimoy-signed napkin Penny (Kaley Cuoco) gave Sheldon framed on the set. When Nimoy saw the piece he said:
Executive producer Steve Molaro told The Hollywood Reporter at the time of the casting:
“For years, we thought it would be fantastic to have Leonard Nimoy appear on the show and we think we’ve found a really different and fun way to make that happen, as thrilled as we are he’s doing it, we’re even more thrilled just to get our pictures taken with him.”
Check out the cast’s photo with the icon and a teaser for this week’s episode, below.
Get ready Nimoy fans, he’s about to make a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory, but forget about your camera’s and just bring your tape recorders. Nimoy is only making a guest VOICE appearance in a dream sequence.
Although this NerdBastard is sure the episode will be funny, I’m kinda disappointed that it will only be his voice in Sheldon’s dream and maybe a large cutout or the autographed napkin that Penny gave Sheldon.
The show has a great history of guest shots of SciFi greats:
Two years ago, Nimoy announced he was retiring and done with acting.
“I have announced my retirement,”
“I will not be doing any more television or movie acting or directing.”
It sounded like he really meant it, but the folks behind The Big Bang Theory must have found some pretty good dirt on Nimoy or finally found his magic number.
Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), has a serious obsession with Nimoy’s famous alter ego Spock. Therefore, it’s fitting that the actor will appear in an upcoming dream sequence. According to TV Line, for Nimoy’s guest spot he’ll be heard, but not seen. He’ll speak to Sheldon not as himself, but as Spock.