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WATCH: William Shatner & Wil Wheaton Narrate Mars Rover Video for NASA

WATCH: William Shatner & Wil Wheaton Narrate Mars Rover Video

William Shatner and Wil Wheaton have both submitted their narration for a new NASA video which explains the descent and landing sequence of a new Mars rover, named “Curiosity.”

Curiosity is a one-ton nuclear-powered rover which is set to land on the surface of the red planet, next Thursday, August 5th at approximately 7 p.m. ET.

Watch both videos and let us know who you think does a better job in the poll below.

William Shatner narrates “Curiosity’s Grand Entrance”:

Wil Wheaton narrates “Curiosity’s Grand Entrance”:

WATCH: Wil Wheaton Reads “Where No One Has Gone Before”

WATCH: Wil Wheaton Read "Where No One Has Gone Before"

On Monday night, Star Trek: The Next Generation star, Wil Wheaton, who for those not already in-the-know, played Wesley Crusher, hosted a Google+ Hangout. During the Hangout, Wheaton read the “Where No One Has Gone Before” chapter from his book, Memories of The Future, Vol. 1.

Also, in celebration of the two TNG episodes being shown in theaters, Wheaton released the chapters for “Where No One Has Gone Before” and “Datalore” available for free on his website.

Watch the entire 30-minute video below.

You can follow Wheaton on Twitter at @wilw and on Google+.

The complete Memories of the Future, Vol. 1 ebook is available in the Amazon Kindle Store for $4.99.

WATCH: Wil Wheaton Spoofs “The Walking Dead”

WATCH: Wil Wheaton Spoofs "The Walking Dead"

TNG’s own Wil Wheaton, who is currently starring in the web series Tabletop has released a video of himself, along with actor Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl on The Walking Dead. The video spoofs the ultra-popular AMC show and even includes one of Jean-Luc Picard’s famous lines.

Watch the short video below.

WATCH: The Entire TNG Reunion Panel from Phoenix Comic Con

WATCH: The Entire TNG Reunion Panel from Phoenix Comic Con

Last month, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Wil Wheaton and Michael Dorn appeared together on stage together as part of Phoenix Comic Con’s Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion.

During the hour-long panel, the former cast mates discussed the audition process, meeting Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, the show’s impact, meeting Neil Armstrong, and more.

Thanks to the folks over at the Down the Road Show, you can watch the entire panel online. Scroll down for the video.

Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton

Marina Sirtis hugs a fan

Marina Sirtis hugs a fan

Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Photo credit: Flickr user Gage Skidmore

Phoenix Comicon Kicks Off with a Loaded Star Trek Lineup: William Shatner, Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton & More

Phoenix Comicon 2012 Preview

The 2012 Phoenix Comicon kicked off on Thursday at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency.

As in previous years, the guest list for Phoenix Comicon, which runs through Sunday, May 27th, is packed with Star Trek celebrities. This years lineup includes William Shatner, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Wil Wheaton and Michael Dorn. Hugo Award-winning screenwriter will present “Journey to the Inner Light.” TrekMovie’s Anthony Pascale will present a “Star Trek Universe Update,” “Star Trek 101″ and “Star Trek Lives!” Star Trek historian, author and Con of Wrath producer Larry Nemecek will also be on hand to present his “State of Star Trek” and “Trekland: Between the Crack” discussions.

Other non-Trek guests include Battlestar Galactica‘s Jamie Bamber, The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal, Star Wars‘ Jeremy Bulloch, and Dina Meyer from Starship Troopers.

Single day passes will be available at the door and are $30 for Friday and Saturday and $20 for Sunday.

For more information visit Phoenix Comicon.

WATCH: Wil Wheaton Discusses His Choice to Leave Star Trek with the Entire Cast of TNG

WATCH: Wil Wheaton Discusses His Choice to Leave Star Trek with the Entire Cast of TNG

Last weekend, during the Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion panel at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, Battlestar Galactica‘s Aaron Douglas made a surprise appearance. Douglas, took the Q&A mic to ask Wil Wheaton to reflect on his choice to leave TNG. This led to a very heartfelt and emotional moment.

Read the transcript below or scroll down to watch the video.

“It’s been a long time since you’ve sat up there with these people that you called friends so many years ago” Douglas said. “I know you have a genuine affection for. What does it mean to you to you know to be sitting up there with these wonderful people?” he asked.

After a bit of a pause and some comedy relief from a fan who yelled “No pressure,” Wil said:

I left Star Trek: The Next Generation when I was 18-years old and initially I thought it was a really smart business career move. In some ways it was and in more ways it wasn’t. What I wasn’t prepared for was how much I was going to miss the people on this stage and how much I was going to miss the spacesuit that I hated wearing and the helmet hair, that I couldn’t stand putting on.

After I left the show, being 18-years old, I was just sort of “I’m going to go out into the world and do my own thing,” and I didn’t see anybody. That went on for awhile.

I told these guys this when we were out for dinner tonight.

After that ended, I just felt really ashamed of myself. I felt like I just couldn’t go to the set — I felt like I couldn’t look them in the eye and that I couldn’t invite them to my wedding.

Years after that, I sort of saw them at a few conventions and I just, you know, I just sort of like say like ” I apologize for being a kid.”

To a person on this stage, everyone said “Yeah, you were just a kid, you were always welcome, you’re always part of us.”

To be here tonight, for me, it’s very very much like coming home.

LeVar Burton, who was sitting across from Wheaton, took the mic and said:

To tell you the god’s honest truth, you were a pain in the ass, but I’m glad you’re here, because you’re our pain in the ass.

On Tuesday, Wheaton wrote on his blog, “After twenty years, I finally got to say this.”

Watch the video below.

Check out more video clips from the TNG EXPOsed panel.

Photo courtesy of Calgary Sun.

WATCH: Entire Star Trek: TNG Reunion Panel from Calgary Expo

Watch: Star Trek: TNG Reunion from Calgary Expo

That’s right. The entire TNG EXPOsed panel from last weekend’s Calagary Comic and Entertainment Expo, featuring the reunited cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, is now available to watch for free online.

TNG EXPOsed celebrated the 25th anniversary of the show, which debuted back in September of 1987. The panel brought together all of the primary cast members, including Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Wil Wheaton, Gates McFadden and Denise Crosby. Plus, a surprise appearance from “Q” himself, John de Lancie.

The video comes to us courtesy of Youtube user cid388.

Watch the five-part video below.

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RELATED: Reunited Cast of Star Trek: TNG Share Their Excitement (and Photos) on Twitter

Cast of Star Trek: TNG Reunites at Calgary Expo [Pics & Video]

Cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation Reunites at Calgary Expo

Appearing together for the first time in almost a decade, the principle cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation reunited on Saturday at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The reunited cast included Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Miachel Dorn, Marina Sirtis, gates McFadden, LeVar Burton, Wil Wheaton and Denise Crosby, along with an unannounced John de Lancie. This marks the first official time the cast has appeared on stage together and first time many of the actors have been together since the end of series. The special event was dubbed “TNG Exposed,” as part of the Expo, which was attended by more than 45,000 fans throughout the weekend.

Scroll down for video.

The Reunited Cast of TNG

The Reunited Cast of TNG
Photo: Flickr user Ricky Leong

John de Lancie joins the cast of TNG on stage at Calgary Expo

John de Lancie joins the cast of TNG on stage at Calgary Expo
Photo: Flickr user Ricky Leong

Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes and Denise Crosby sign autographs at Calgary Expo

Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes and Denise Crosby sign autographs at the Calgary Expo
Photo: Flickr user melodramababs

Watch the video below as the cast bids farewell to the fans in attendance at the Calgary Expo.

UPDATE: WATCH: Entire Star Trek: TNG Reunion Panel from Calgary Expo

Top photo: Calgary Sun

George Takei and Wil Wheaton Appearing at Emerald City Comicon This Weekend

George Takei & Wil Wheaton

Emerald City Comicon, the largest comic book and pop culture convention in Pacific Northwest, kicks off this Friday, March 30th. The three-day event will take place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

The guest list includes Star Trek: The Original Series and Celebrity Apprentice star George Takei along with Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wil Wheaton.

Star Trek author, editor, archivist, consultant and the producer of the upcoming “The Con of Wrath” documentary, Larry Nemecek will also be on-hand throughout the weekend.

Other (non-Trek) guests include Battlestar Galactica‘s Edward James Olmos, Firefly’s Summer Glau and Adam Baldwin, The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal and Laurie Holden, Babylon 5‘s Julie Caitlin Brown and Stargate SG1‘s Christopher Judge.

Single-day and weekend passes will be available at the door and will be priced at $20 for Friday, $30 for Saturday, $25 for Sunday and $60 for a three-day pass.

Separately, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will present Jay & Silent Bob Get Old on Sunday night, April 1st, at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm). While this event is being sold apart from the standard ECCC admission, tickets will also include a poster pre-signed by the duo.

For more information and a complete guest list, visit Emerald City Comicon.

Star Trek: TNG Cast to Reunite in April at Calgary Expo

Cast of Star Trek: The Next generation

On April 28th, the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will reunite at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo for what’s being called “TNG EXPOsed,” in honor of the show’s 25th anniversary.

The original TNG cast, including Sir Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Wil Wheaton and Denise Crosby, will make a rare group appearance at the annual convention.

Tickets are priced at $40 – $125 and are being sold in addition to the standard admission price.

The Calgary Expo takes place April 27-29 in Calgary Alberta, Canada at the BMP Center.

Official TNG EXPOsed description:

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo (April 27-29) will provide you with the opportunity to meet the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, along with many other guests. The cast will be available for autograph signings, photo ops and panel discussions. Although the autographs and photo ops will have an extra fee to them, the panel discussions are included with your admission to the Calgary Expo. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. The panels featuring the cast members will be broken down into the following groups (schedule and times To Be Determined).

Patrick Stewart
Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis
Gates McFadden and Denise Crosby
Wil Wheaton
LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner

To purchase tickets, visit The Calgary Expo.

Brent Spiner & Wil Wheaton on Big Bang Theory [Video]

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Former Star Trek: The Next Generation castmates, Brent Spiner and Wil Wheaton appeared on last Thursday night’s episode of the CBS comedy, The Big Bang Theory.

In the episode, “The Russian Rocket Reaction,” Big Bang Theory stars (Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kunal Nayyar) along with Brent Spiner attend a party thrown by Sheldon’s nemesis, Wil Wheaton.

Watch the clip embedded below.

Photo credit: CBS

Brent Spiner & Wil Wheaton to Guest Star on an Upcoming Episode of Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner will return to the small screen together as part of an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Wheaton, who has appeared on previous episodes of the show, will return as the nemesis of Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), who throws an exclusive party, with a guest list that includes Brent Spiner.

“It’s fun for me to meet the Star Trek actors because I grew up with these guys and it adds a little level of reality to the show that allows our hard core scientists to get a little silly around Star Trek actors.” Big Bang Theory‘s executive producer, Chuck Lorre told TV Guide.

Former Star Trek writers David Gerrold and D.C. Fontana will also be part of the episode, which airs October 13th.

Big Bang Theory
Spiner and Wheaton on set with Big Bang Theory stars Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki.

[Image & quote source: TV Guide]