A photo of Leonard Nimoy on the set of the Big Bang Theory has been released. The Star Trek icon Sheldon’s hero — will voice a role as Spock in an upcoming episode but won’t appear on-screen.
“I thoroughly enjoyed myself,” the Star Trek legend said. “They are a talented company and a smart show; they made me welcome.”
Nimoy has been at the top of the producers’ wish list for guest stars, as Sheldon’s obsession with Star Trek has been well documented on the series, with the famed Nimoy-signed napkin Penny (Kaley Cuoco) gave Sheldon framed on the set. “Amazing!” Nimoy said of seeing the set piece.
“For years, we thought it would be fantastic to have Leonard Nimoy appear on the show and we think we’ve found a really different and fun way to make that happen,” executive producer Steve Molaro told THR at the time of the casting. “As thrilled as we are he’s doing it, we’re even more thrilled just to get our pictures taken with him.”