Ohhhhhhhh this makes me SO HAPPY. You all know what a (not-so-closeted) Trekkie I am, and no series is closer to my heart than The Next Generation. Remember the time that Wil Wheaton signed my boobs? And then we BOTH Twittered about it? (Pics are here.) That was the happiest day of my life. (Apologies in advance to Wil’s wife.)
So I am of course just delighted to hear that basically the entire cast of TNG will be appearing on this Sunday’s episode of one of my other favorite TV shows, Family Guy.
What Goes Down: “There are two stories going on in the episode,” explains David, who appears as a Star Trek geek, er, fan in the convention scene. “One story involves Meg and Brian. Meg finds God. And she finds religion and is giving Brian a hard time for his atheism.”
The second story involves Stewie and the family going to the Star Trek convention. According to Goodman, when Stewie doesn’t get his question answered, “He buys plans for a transporter and beams the cast into his room.”
Who Drops By and Why: Among those appearing as themselves: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Denise Crosby, Gates McFadden, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn and everyone’s favorite former child star/geek blogger Wil Wheaton. “They were all very game. We had fun playing with who they are,” says David, who says it’s easy to mock sci-fi characters because, “It’s easy to mock things that take themselves too seriously. Star Trek is both wonderful and pompous at the same time. I really am a die-hard Trekkie, but there are moments in Star Trek where it takes itself very seriously.”
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY. This is going to make my whole weekend, I just know it.