|Posted on Oct 14, 2011 12:00am|
ÂSheldon and Leonard run into Wil Wheaton at the comic book store. Wil invites them to a housewarming party. Leonard says heâ€™s actually thinking of going. Sheldon tells Leonard he would be betraying his trust and friendship if he went because Wil Wheaton is one of Sheldonâ€™s mortal enemies. Sheldon further explains that, until Leonard makes a decision about the party, Sheldon is simultaneously his friend and NOT his friend. Sheldon calls this phenomenon, â€œSchrodingerâ€™s Friendship.â€ Wolowitz shows up at Leonard and Sheldonâ€™s apartment with big news: Heâ€™s going to be an astronaut! Well, sort of. NASA picked his teamâ€™s design for a piece of equipment that will be installed on the International Space Station. Someone has to go up with the equipment as a Mission Specialist and as it stands, Wolowitz is the standby backup. Bernadette expresses her concern â€" going into space is dangerous, plus Wolowitz would have to take an old Russian, Soyuz rocket to get to the space station. Later, Wolowitz is upset that he doesnâ€™t have Bernadetteâ€™s support for his big dream. Once the guys get to Wil Wheatonâ€™s party, Wil has a surprise for Sheldon. He gives him an autographed, one sixty-fourth scale mint-in-package Wesley Crusher action figure. He even wrote, â€œTo Sheldon, sorry this took so long. Your friend, Wil Wheaton.â€ Sheldon is so excited that he shows the box to Brent Spiner. Unfortunately for Sheldon, Brent Spiner rips the package open. This immediately lands Brent on Sheldonâ€™s list of mortal enemies.