Because I’m not a Star Trek nerd, I didn’t have any idea who Wil Wheaton was before watching Big Bang Theory. I did see the movie Stand By Me, which he appeared in as a boy. It was kind of genius for him to join the show, as I’m sure it’s boosted his popularity 100 fold.
The connection between him and the group was actually Stuart Bloom, back when he was actually considered cool. His comic book shop was holding a card game tournament and they found out that Wil Wheaton was competing.
But since he canceled a event Sheldon attended as a child, Dr. Cooper considered him his mortal enemy. Him tricking Sheldon into thinking his grandmother died so he could win the tournament was absolutely hilarious.
Sheldon’s hatred for him was funny but it did get a little old, but by that time, they finally became friends.
Wil Wheaton almost always brought some Star Trek to the show, in some way, shape, or form.
Wil Wheaton was actually going to be the one to marry Sheldon Cooper to Amy Farrah Fowler until Howard found a way to get Mark Hamill to join the wedding.
, Sheldon almost becomes enemies with him again when he gets the role as the new Professor Proton, but he’s smartly advised by his friends not start that fight for very long.