The Big Bang Theory’s Wil Wheaton dug out a Star Trek Next Generation uniform and fans cannot deal
The Big Bang Theory’s Wil Wheaton dug out his Star Trek uniform for a 1980s party and it’s everything you could possibly hope for and more.
The 47-year-old starred as Wesley Crusher in the Sir Patrick Stewart lead Star Trek series The Next Generation and 2002 movie Star Trek: Nemesis years after finding fame in the 1986 classic Stand By Me and almost a decade before he played himself in the meta role of Wil Wheaton in Big Bang.
In turn, Trekkies from across the galaxy have been lapping up the fancy dress costume for his wife’s 50th birthday party, paying homage to Commander Riker from The Next Generation season three.
‘Last night, we had a 50th birthday party for @annewheaton. She requested an 80s costume party, so I went as Commander Riker from season three of TNG,’ he wrote against the iconic snap and fans went wild.
‘This is amazing. And Bearded Riker was the Superior Riker,’ enthused one of Wil’s 890,000 Instagram followers.
And they weren’t alone. In fact this fan went one step further to add: ‘Both of my early childhood celebrity crushes combined in one. Does not compute. Recalculating.’
Others were calling for Wil to join the upcoming Star Trek: Picard series, which will be released on Amazon Prime later this year and feature several Next Generation cameos.
Sadly, Metro.co.uk recently caught up with Wil and the actor insisted it’s doubtful he’ll be popping up in Picard anytime soon.
‘It’s been over 30 years since we did Next Generation and in a way I feel like we had our time when we did our thing and it’s time to make room for new people, new characters and new stories,’ he told us.
‘All of that being said, I would love the opportunity to work with them again. It would be like going home.
‘I think that it could be a lot of fun to revisit that character, but I just don’t see that happening.’
And just FYI, Wil’s Instagram is full of nostalgic nuggets with the comeback king sharing a photo with his Stand By Me co-star Jerry O’Connell yesterday.
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