Trivia

Hard

Who Is The Only Person To Have Played Themselves In The Star Trek Universe?

Carl Sagan
Stephen Hawking
Buddy Holly
Jimmy Carter
Brent Spiner and Stephen Hawking on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Paramount/CBS Television Distribution

Answer: Stephen Hawking

All manner of famous people have appeared in the various incarnations of Star Trek over the years: Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Genghis Khan, and Albert Einstein to name a few. Of all the famous people from our time and before that have appeared on Star Trek, however, there is only one person who has had the pleasure of playing their real-life identity: Stephen Hawking.

Hawking made an appearance as a holographic representation of himself in the sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In episode twenty-six, “Descent”, he appears in the Holodeck, along with actors portraying Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, engaged in a round of poker with the ship’s resident android, Data.

The crew and actors recall Hawking’s visit fondly. While on a tour of the set, Hawking was shown the engine room with the ship’s warp core; he paused to key something into his voice-synthesizer and quipped, “I’m working on that.”

Trivia

Hard

The Largest Nuclear Reactor Not Located On A Body Of Water Is Found In?

Trivia

Easy

Which Movie Featured A Very Limited Color Palette In A Nod To Its Comic Book Origins?

Trivia

Hard

The First Satellite To Orbit The Sun Did So When It Missed What Target?

Trivia

Easy

What Appears In Every Single Scene Of The Movie Fight Club?

Trivia

Hard

Which Sci-Fi Actor And His Best Known Character Shared The Same Middle Name?

Trivia

Hard

Despite How Foul They Smell, Cities Plant Ginkgo Trees By The Thousands Because They’re?

Trivia

Hard

The First Independent Console Video Game Developer Was?

Trivia

Hard

Among The World’s Most Popular Cultivated Fruits Only This Fruit Isn’t Grown On A Tree?

Trivia

Hard

The Only Person To Be Interred On The Moon Is?

Trivia

Hard

The First Person To Win Two Nobel Prizes Was?