William Shatner to guest star on The Big Bang Theory Posted January 30, 2019

Star Trek legend William Shatner will guest star in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory's final season, CBS revealed today.

A video on the show's official Facebook page teased guest appearances from William Shatner, True Blood actor Joe Manganiello, director Kevin Smith, basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wil Wheaton in the "ultimate Dungeons and Dragons battle".

Kevin Smith, best known for directing the film series Clerks, previously featured in a Season 8 episode of the show, "The Fortification Implementation", when he called into Wil Wheaton's podcast. Star Trek: The Next Generation star Wil Wheaton has appeared in sixteen episodes of the show since the third season.

William Shatner is not the first Star Trek actor to have featured on the show. Leonard Nimoy gave his voice to a Spock action figure in "The Transporter Malfunction", while George Takei appeared as himself in the Season 4 episode "The Hot Troll Deviation".

No air date was announced for the Dungeons and Dragons-themed episode. The final season of The Big Bang Theory continues Thursday, January 31 on CBS.

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