3. Dr. Stephen Hawking
In real life: Dr Hawking is the world’s most famous physicist. He’s probably best known for his medical condition - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – and his book, A Brief History Of Time.
But he’s also a massive Trek fan who seems only too happy to poke fun at his image on the likes of The Simpsons.
In Star Trek: Hawking crops up as himself, or at least a holographic version of himself, and is seen in the first scene of the sixth season Next Generation episode ‘Descent’, playing poker with Data (Brent Spiner), Albert Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton.
He even gets to crack wise (electronically, of course), mocking Newton for telling “the apple story again”.
Did you know? Hawking is the only person (to date, at least) to have played himself on an episode of Trek.
On a tour of the engineering set, he apparently pointed to the ship’s powerful warp core and said, “I’m working on that."
What. A. Geek.Though he probably could do it, you know.