Fox only has a few shows worth watching and “Family Guy” is one of them. Typically, I’m a big fan of catching it on Hulu.com, but Sunday was a can’t miss episode, thanks to the cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” beaming in for some fun.
For those that know me, it’s no secret that my father was the property master on both “Star Trek TNG” and “Star Trek Voyager” for 14 years. So, I grew up loving those shows, although the jury is still out on why. It could have been the fact that it put food on the table or perhaps it was just plain cool, in a geeky sort of way. Either one works for me, as I will embrace my nerdy side every now and then.
“Family Guy” creators have already joined the sci-fi club with their homage to all things “Star Wars” in 2007, and now with the addition of “Star Trek,” this half-hour comedy has solidified its place in the hearts of fanboys everywhere.
Of course you can find a clip posted below, but, if you tuned in last night and were curious who the heck that Wil Wheaton guy was, well then you probably aren’t a Trekkie, or you started watching the space series a few years into its run. Wheaton ditched the show after four seasons. My guess is that he didn’t want to be type cast as a sci-fi actor. Can’t say I agree with that decision. “TNG” ran for seven years, earning quite the residuals for its actors, and Wheaton, well, he’s signing autographs at conventions now. That’s something, right?
Besides Wheaton, nearly the whole “TNG” gang was there on Sunday, including Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Denise Crosby, Gates McFadden, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis and Michael Dorn. Now where the heck was Colm Meaney?