The Big Bang Theory is beaming up Leonard Nimoy. The Star Trek icon will fulfill Sheldon’s lifelong dream when he makes a cameo on the show’s March 29 episode.
But there’s a catch: Nimoy will be heard, not seen. Nimoy will speak to Sheldon, as Spock, in a dream sequence. In a Season 2 episode, Penny gave him a napkin autographed by the legendary Nimoy for Christmas.
The show’s 100th episode last month, Sheldon received in the mail a life-size cardboard cut-out of Mr. Spock, but was horrified to discover it wasn’t the Nimoy version he ordered, but Zachary Quinto.
Leonard Nimoy, has for the most part retired from on-camera acting. The Big Bang producers have made several overtures to Nimoy over the years.