See Nimoy help Sheldon make the logical choice on Big Bang Theory

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Dec 16, 2012

To open or not to open a new transporter toy? That's the question The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon tackles in Thursday's episode. Luckily, he gets some much-needed advice from the most logical source: Leonard Nimoy.

This week's Big Bang Theory is entitled "The Transporter Malfunction," and it features Nimoy like you've never seen him before. As we previously reported, the Star Trek actor appears in voice only to Spock fanatic Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) in a dream sequence.

Physically, Nimoy embodies an action figure, which helps Sheldon with a serious problem. Should he open a toy that's in mint condition or keep it in its original packaging, retaining its value? This is an issue that toy collectors deal with every day. But unlike Sheldon, they're not guided by such iconic voices.

Even though Nimoy's appearance is pretty short, the actor loved his time on set. He told The Hollywood Reporter, "I thoroughly enjoyed myself. [They're] a talented company and a smart show; they made me welcome."

You can get a sneak peek of Sheldon and Nimoy below. Keep an eye out for "little Spock's" various poses. He's got some serious moves! They don't call them action figures for nothing.

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 p.m.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)