October 14th, 2011
02:45 PM ET
As if it wasn't enough to see Sheldon's "mortal enemy" Wil Wheaton back on Thursday night's episode of "The Big Bang Theory" (already a cause for celebration), we also got two "Star Trek: The Next Generation" alums for the price of one.
When Sheldon and Leonard got the fateful invite to Wil's party, Sheldon refused, but Leonard was seriously considering it. This led to "Schrodinger's Friendship," based on the famous scientific experiment, of course.
Watching Sheldon simultaneously be Leonard's best friend and mortal enemy (and boy, is there a long list of those, on a five and a quarter inch floppy) was a riot.
Sheldon warned Leonard, "You're going to have to choke back a hot sob of regret and humiliation as you mumble, 'I was [Sheldon's friend], but I chose to go to a party thrown by the one kid from "Stand by Me" that no one remembers.'"
Meanwhile, there were even more troubles for Howard and Bernadette, as she at first forbade him to go up to the space station, but then relented. Like I keep saying, looks like they're headed for splitsville.
The best scene in this exemplary episode, by far, was Sheldon accompanying Leonard to the party, for the purposes of meeting Brent Spiner, Data himself! (This, despite, Sheldon pretending to have outgrown "Star Trek": "Stock characters, ludicrous plots, 'beam me up,' what a load of hooey!")
When Wil presented Sheldon with his last Wesley Crusher action figure, he responded with, "Look everyone, Wil Wheaton is my friend!"
Next thing you know, Brent Spiner heartlessly rips Wesley Crusher out of the plastic enclosure, and then, by way of apology, offers to sign a Data "doll" for Sheldon. The nerve!
Well, Mr. Spiner, welcome to Sheldon's list of mortal enemies! (Plus, Spiner negotiated the price of an autograph with Leonard and Raj to include an appearance at Leonard's birthday party. Looks like we'll be seeing him again!)
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