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Star Trek: TNG Cast to Appear on Family Guy!!!!


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.

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  • Sorry, but I won’t get excited until they have the cast of Deep Space 9 on. Now that’s my idea of geek kewl!

  • I can’t believe they’re making it so. WILL WILL RIKER HIT ON MEG? Probably. I want to see Data & Quagmire have a conversation.

  • I am hoping that it will make it to iTunes on Monday morning. Like you EB, I am totally addicted to TV on my iPhone. Thanks for the heads up.

  • I think this episode is long overdue. Kudos to RG for stepping up the Trek Geekness in the room. I to am a true Trekkie and I will not be satisfied until I see some kind of appearance by all members (as much as possible) from ALL the Star Trek series. That’s what I call uber dedication. I wonder if there’s going to be anything from this episode on the special features section of this season’s DVD? LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!!! 5/9/09!!!!

  • I really dislike Family Guy now. :(

    I LOVED the first three seasons to the point of obsession, and even the first one after it came back on the air was pretty decent. But since then it seems like it’s basically become a parody of itself. All it does now is make references to 80’s stuff, rip on the handicapped and otherwise disabled, and make jokes about totally disgusting things without actually being clever about it. Like, endlessly. It reminds me of a 7th grader in a lunchroom standing up and screaming, “PENIS!!” over and over. The word “penis” isn’t a joke in and of itself, kid.

    It’s like Family Guy is trying to prove that it’s so popular, it can do whatever they want without getting in trouble. It’s probably right. Either way, it’s gotten pretty old.

  • I will be so eternally jealous of you getting your breasts signed by Wil Wheaton. The only remedy is for me to get mine signed by him as well. Quest!!!