Mayim Bialik surprised Big Bang Theory fans with a dramatic transformation on TikTok contrary to her character as Amy Farrah Fowler.
Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory may not have been a huge Star Trek fan.
But Mayim Bialik, the real-life actress behind Amy, certainly is, and her costume transformation in honor of the sci-fi franchise would send Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) to the moon.
A few years ago, the 45-year-old star dressed up as some of Star Trek’s most iconic characters, including Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Data (Brent Spiner), and Janice Rand (Grace Lee Whitney). .
The photoshoot was for CBS ‘Watch! August 2016, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the beloved franchise.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight promoting her cover, Mayim talked about growing up watching Star Trek and mentioned a particular moment in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan that deeply disturbed her: the famous scene in which Khan (Ricardo Montalbán) drops a slug. in the ear of Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) and Captain Terrell (Paul Winfield).
“I went to see The Wrath of Khan when I was very little,” she told the outlet. “The scene where they put that thing in his ear scared me so much that my brother and I had to go to a pay phone in the lobby of the movie theater and call [our] parents to come pick me up.”
Big Bang Theory actress surprises with Star Trek costume
When Mayim Bialik shared to Big Bang Theory fans an old clip of her interview and her costume from Data for Halloween, she captioned her post: “She still haunts me to this day.”
Despite Mayim bringing up the terrifying moment in the movie, fans couldn’t help but admire her flawless appearance. “Great costume. I didn’t even recognize you. I had to look and see whose TikTok it was, ”someone said. “Wow, good makeup,” wrote another. “Sheldon’s favorite Star Trek character,” joked another.
It turns out that Mayim isn’t the only one still scared by this particular Star Trek scene. “I will never ever be able to erase the memory [because] it is ENGRAVED in my mind forever!” one person wrote.
“I remember seeing this scene on television when I was young and was terrified for months that things would get in my ear while I was sleeping,” added another.
A creepy movie scene, indeed. But still, we fully believe that Sheldon would give Amy – er, Mayim – a heartfelt thumbs up for this transformation as Data.