A science-driven show attracted these incredible guests.
We’ve already covered a handful of the amazing people who have appeared on The Big Bang Theory. Leonard Nimoy, Stan Lee, and Bill Nye made the previous lists. All individuals with their hand in something scientific or nerdy.
But it didn’t stop with them. TBBT has featured some amazing minds. So we’re adding another chapter to our list of amazing guests. Here’s a few more you may not know about!
Oh, my, George Takei!
George Takei is a big part of nerd culture, often known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek. His recognizable talents and iconic voice made him a natural choice for a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory.
He appears in season 4 of episode 4 when Howard does what he does best: fantasize about stuff. The joke is that Howard might also be thinking about men when he’s trying to think about someone else.
George Takei is an active defender of gay-rights and human rights and is known for helping strengthen American-Japanese relations. For a forward-thinking show, George made an ideal guest appearance.
Our second guide to the cosmos, Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
How fitting for a man who has spoken about the actual big bang to appear on the show. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a famous astrophysicist known far and wide in the scientific community. He’s also quite charming and funny, which helps propel his talks about science.
Neil’s been mentioned before, most notably through his work on Cosmos. The show talks about the 14 billion year evolution of our universe, human history, and a plethora of space-related topics. Needless to say, he was a must for TBBT show.
Neil has made random appearances for quick side gags. It’s surprising, but fun, when he shows up.
Now for mind over matter: Stephen Hawking.
Perhaps there is no truer example of the mind’s strength than Stephen Hawking. Since TBBT is all about scientists and their calculations, Stephen was a spectacular choice.
Hawking, completely paralyzed, is known for navigating in a wheelchair controlled through sensors. He communicates with an electronic voice by inputting key commands with his eyes. Despite these limitations, he’s a brilliant man who actively partakes in modern scientific study.
He appeared in an episode where Sheldon was working on some complex math equations, only to tell Sheldon, oops, they were wrong! An amusing moment. Even better, Hawking is a known fan of the show, which is merely icing on the cake.
So there you have it. Another handful of incredible guests on TBBT, each who have their connections to science and astronomy.