The Big Bang Theory

The Spock Resonance

Series 9 - Episode 7 The Spock Resonance

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Review

Not just one but two guest-stars in this episode. Adam Nimoy, son of the late, much-missed Leonard, plays himself, helping former Trek child star Wil Wheaton make a documentary about Spock and his cultural impact. Naturally, Sheldon is over the moon when he is asked to be involved (a Tiny Spock, voiced with brilliant comedy chops by Leonard Nimoy, appeared to Sheldon in a dream in a 2012 episode). And our own Stephen Merchant turns up briefly in an important role – you’ll see more of him next week.

There are revelations from Sheldon and pleasing emotional beats – and the subject of children comes up between Bernadette and Howard.

Summary

While being interviewed for a documentary about Star Trek character Mr Spock, Sheldon struggles to suppress his emotions about his recent break-up with Amy, leaving Leonard and Penny shocked to discover he had bought her an engagement ring. Howard and Bernadette fall out over plans to renovate his childhood home. Wil Wheaton, Adam Nimoy and Stephen Merchant guest star.

Cast & Crew

Leonard Hofstadter Johnny Galecki
Sheldon Cooper Jim Parsons
Penny Kaley Cuoco
Howard Wolowitz Simon Helberg
Raj Koothrappali Kunal Nayyar
Amy Farrah Fowler Mayim Bialik
Bernadette Rostenkowski Melissa Rauch
Himself Wil Wheaton
Dave Stephen Merchant
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