The Big Bang Theory’s Star Trek action figure that is bothering fans



As the show that made nerds and geeks cool, The Big Bang Theory has plenty of little easter eggs scattered throughout its many episodes that span 12 seasons. It is no wonder then that a few mistakes might miss the eagle eyes of the production team.

The lockdown has caused many fans to look through the old episodes while sitting at home and some plotholes are just now coming to light.

One of these is the case with Leonard Hofstadter’s (Johnny Galecki) Star Trek action episode 14 of season 1, ‘The Nerdvana Annihilation’, Penny (played by Kaley Cuoco) stated that comic books and action figures were only for children, not adults.

This prompted Leonard to pack all of his action figures up in boxes in a fluster. Sheldon (Jim Parsons) protested at this and this made Leonard threaten to open a mint condition Star Trek figure.

The figure was a Geordi La Forge figure without a visor from Star Trek: The Next Generation, or so Leonard claimed. 

Fans of Star Trek have gone back to this episode and pointed out that the description does not match the figure shown on screen.

As fans have pointed out, the uniform of the figure that is shown on screen is from the Star Trek Generations movie and not the one from the TV series. And there is quite a difference between the characters in the TV series and the movies.

Could it be possible that Leonard did not which one he actually had? If so, wouldn’t Sheldon have pointed out the mistake? Or was Leonard planning some kind of elaborate trick?

The most likely answer, of course, is that the production team missed the error. Such a minute detail could easily be lost amidst 279 episodes.

Not by die-hard fans, however. They were quick to catch on to the error and have also recently pointed out certain issues with the time-machine spinoff episode. There must be many other minute errors in the show that are waiting to be called out by devoted fans.


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