Updated: March 15, 2018 1:02 am
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Hawking was the only actor in the Star Trek universe to play himself. Appearing in an episode in 1993, he plays poker with Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, and wins.
The Big Bang Theory
“Please let Professor Hawking know that I am available at his earliest convenience,” says the pompous Sheldon Cooper. Cue an appearance by the physicist on The Big Bang Theory, telling Sheldon, “I enjoyed reading your paper very much. You clearly have a brilliant mind,” before flooring him, literally, with “You made an arithmetic mistake on page two. It was quite a boner.” As Sheldon passes out of embarrassment, Hawking has the last word: “Oh…