Star Trek: Discovery is set to premiere on CBS this Fall, along with the Young Sheldon spin-off series. In celebration of this new show, here are four amazing Star Trek references from Big Bang Theory you NEED to revisit.
Big Bang Theory is in no way lacking in Star Trek references. Sheldon Cooper’s love for the series is a well-known fact, and Leonard Howard and Raj aren’t far behind him on the affection scale.
If you want to truly re-live Big Bang Theory Star Trek shenanigans, you’ll need to look no further than literally any episode involving Wil Wheaton. If you’re a TBBT fan you know that Wil Wheaton is Sheldon’s arch nemesis. The Star Trek: The Next Generation star regularly appears on the show to grind Sheldon’s gears. Check out The Creepy Candy Coating Coalition to see Wheaton’s first epic appearance on the show.
Looking for more Star Trek? You should definitely watch The Bakersfield Expedition and see the Big Bang guys in all their Treky glory. The men are going to a comic-con convention, and end up hitchhiking dressed in their costumes. Note Leonard’s bald head for extra belly laughs.
Still haven’t gotten your fix? Let’s recall that The Big Bang Theory men made up a Klingon version of Boggle. Raj and friends play the iconic game speaking only in this Star Trek language.
Rock Paper Scissors Spock
The ultimate TBBT, Big Bang Theory Star Trek reference? Rock Paper Scissors Spock. This incredibly creative game is a new twist on the old classic. Don’t remember the rules? We’ve got your covered-
Rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, and Spock vaporizes rock… It’s simple.
Are you excited about the new Star Trek spin-off?