Since its inception in the 1960s, the science-fiction program Star Trek and its many spinoff shows and movies have spread across pop culture, attracting a huge fan base... and that includes big-name stars who are happy to make guest appearances. The celebrities in this theme, who will appear throughout the Spring 2022 season, are all established names in Hollywood who signed up for guest appearances in some iteration of Star Trek.



publication date: Monday, May 16, 2022 - the answer will be revealed on Monday, May 23

category: Comedy

clue: Although she's as funny as the whoopie cushion that provided her nickname, she's also a serious actress, one of only sixteen people to pull off an EGOT.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky

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publication date: Friday, May 13, 2022 - the answer will be revealed on Friday, May 20

category: Comedy

clue: Her sexually frank and boundary-crossing stand-up comedy is a far cry from her squeaky-voiced sweet kid in Wreck-It Ralph.

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky

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Earlier Goos

These goos were also part of this theme.

Iggy Pop

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Joan Collins

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Joe Piscopo

He co-starred with Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Treat Williams in a series of cinematic flops in the 1980s, but he had a notable small-screen partnership with Eddie Murphy in the same decade. Go »

Daniel Dae Kim

His roles as a plane crash survivor and an expert cop have made him synonymous with Hawaii, even though he's from South Korea. Go »

Dwayne Johnson

Today he has a rock-solid career as a furious action movie star, but he was once a professional wrestler known for particularly aromatic cooking. Go »

Benedict Cumberbatch

Is it strange that he has played so many pop-culture icons, from Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective to J.R.R. Tolkien's hoarding dragon to Marvel's sorcerer supreme? Go »

Andy Dick

This comedian's TV career came to a notorious end when his NewsRadio co-stars found him to be worse than a dick. Go »

Stephen Hawking

It's hard to be brief when you're writing the history of literally all history. Who's the king? Go »

Kurtwood Smith

You'd have to be a dumbass not to recognize a guy who faced off against RoboCop and Rambo. Go »

Brian Bonsall

Starring in a hit sitcom with Michael J. Fox gave him a blank check in Hollywood, but he opted not to stay. Go »

Jason Alexander

You might know him from his roles in Seinfeld, Pretty Woman, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, or Dream On, not for invading Prussia. Go »

Mia Kirshner

She appeared alongside vampires and werewolves in Dracula: The Series, Wolf Lake, and The Vampire Diaries, but she's better known for roles in 24 and The L Word. Go »

John Rhys-Davies

Depending on your taste in action, sci-fi, and fantasy, you might know him best for befriending Indiana Jones, or for joining the fellowship of the ring, or for sliding around to alternate dimensions, or for being targeted for assassination by James Bond. Go »

Kelsey Grammer

Getting inebriated at a Boston bar can really make you work up an appetite for tossed salad and scrambled eggs. Go »

Bebe Neuwirth

She's been a cabinet secretary's chief of staff, a detective upholding law & order, and a Boston psychiatrist turned barfly. Go »

F. Murray Abraham

It's hard to keep your composure when beating the likes of Jeff Bridges and Sam Waterson for an Oscar. Go »

Christian Slater

In some of his best-known roles, he has pumped up the volume, interviewed a vampire, untamed a heart, and gleamed a cube. Go »

Ann Magnuson

She's been a nightclub DJ, a lounge singer, a nightclub manager, a performance artist, a psychedelic rock frontwoman, the star of several one-woman shows, a magazine columnist, and when she has the time, a Hollywood actress opposite stars like John Malkovich, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Wanda Sykes. Go »

Christopher Lloyd

His best-known roles involved bugging his eyes out figuratively in Back to the Future, Taxi, and The Addams Family, and literally in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Go »

Rosa Salazar

This actress is drawn to sci-fi and horror series, such as Maze Runner, Divergent, American Horror Story, Undone, and Alita. Go »

Lori Petty

Her roles in Point Break, A League of Their Own, Tank Girl, and Free Willy were not petit. Go »

Stacey Abrams

She was disappointed after losing the 2018 gubernatorial race in Georgia, and soon turned the whole state blue with her. Go »

Michael McKean

He's had a strange career, going from the Shotz Brewery to Studio 8H, and from a musically challenged English heavy metal band to an ethically challenged Albuquerque law firm. Go »

James Cromwell

If you don't recognize this actor, don't expect a talking pig to tell you the answer. Go »

H. Jon Benjamin

You might not know his face (or his first name), but you've heard his voice as Sterling Archer, Bob Belcher, Coach McGuirk, and many more roles. Go »

Big Show

This big wrestler wasn't just in the show. He was the show. Go »

Michelle Yeoh

She's had a crazy rich career, with roles opposite the likes of Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Chow Yun-fat, Emilia Clarke, Simu Liu, David Thewlis, and Jack Black. Go »

Ted Knight

In one sitcom, he played an arrogant yet buffoonish TV news anchorman. In another, he played a work-at-home newspaper cartoonist. Go »

Rebecca Romijn

She has appeared alongside Charles Xavier and Frank Castle, Ugly Betty and Finn & Jake, and herself in a Brian De Palma film. Go »

Peter Weller

He'll live in sci-fi infamy forever for playing both RoboCop and Buckaroo Bonzai. Go »

Tom Morello

This guitarist must have anger management problems if two of his bands were both named after Rage. Go »

Vanessa Williams

Her Miss America reign featured a noble first and an ignoble end, but she saved the best for last in a successful singing and acting career, with roles that feed the soul. Go »

Ed Begley Jr.

He co-starred in films with Richard Pryor, Roseanne Barr, Macaulay Culkin, Larry David, Anna Faris, and Jane Lynch, but he's best known for playing a doctor elsewhere. Go »

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