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5.20 The Big Bang Theory Recap 'Sheldon Listens to his Inner Spock'

For years now, The Big Bang Theory has had a few dream guest stars and on last night’s episode they not only got a huge sci-fi icon to appear but also in a way that made a lot of sense beyond some flashy cameo. After Penny was made to feel guilty (by Sheldon) for mooching free food off of the boys all the time she decided to do something to pay them back for it. Upon a visit to Stuart’s comic book shop she returned with two rare Star Trek collectibles of the transporter device from the series. Of course, being how they are, Sheldon and Leonard refused to open their new prized possessions as they want the collectible to remain ‘mint in box’. That doesn’t stop Sheldon from being convinced to open his anyway and that’s where Nimoy comes in.

Appearing only in voice-over form, but being no less awesome for it, Nimoy basically plays himself and Spock as he appears as the voice of Sheldon’s original Spock action figure. It works so well as a cameo not only because it’s Leonard freakin’ Nimoy and he makes everything he’s involved in lately just a little bit cooler, but it’s because this Spock is actually serving as Sheldon’s conscience. If any pop culture figure were to be Sheldon’s conscience it makes the absolute most sense that it be Spock. One could accuse Sheldon of having Vulcan-like emotional capabilities not to mention an unwavering devotion to the ways of logic. Read More...


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