The premiere of “The Big Bang Theory” is still a month away, and thanks in part to a later production date and some secretive folks behind the scenes, this is still one of the few returning fall shows that does not have much in the way of news out there, save for what was shared at Comic-Con in San Diego earlier this summer.
But what we can say now is that when the show does return with new episodes on Thursday, September 26, one popular geek icon is going to be tuning in. Steve Wozniak is best known for his work with Apple computer, but he also apparently sees himself in some of the characters and appreciates the comedic spin that they are able to put on some issues, which include social awkwardness and often feeling misunderstood for your level of intellect. Speaking to Vulture, Wozniak had the following to say in giving the show some of his greatest compliments that he could offer up:
“I really, totally empathize with all the [characters] that have relationship problems, because I was there at a part in my life, and I still don’t really know how to talk to people. When I hear them talking normal small talk in parties, I don’t know what to say. There are parts where I cry—all that relationship stuff. . .I can’t wait to see season seven.”
Wozniak has a little bit more of an insight into the world of the show than most, given that he is one of the many icons who has appeared over the past several years. This list includes the likes of Stephen Hawking, Wil Wheaton, Bob Newhart, and the voice of Leonard Nimoy. At least one of these people in Newhart is poised to return, while Hawking’s ship will be at the center of a storyline that is really all about Leonard trying to improve his career on the ocean … even though it comes at the expense of spending time with Penny.