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The Big Bang Theory: Season 5 [2011] (3 discs)
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Songs:Barenaked Ladies
Length:528 minutes
(8 hours 48 minutes)
MPAA Rating:TV-14
IMDB Rating:8.2/10
Amazon Rating:5.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Howard is given the chance of a lifetime this season. He and Bernadette push their wedding so they can be married before he goes up into space.


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Select Guest Cast
Aarti Mann => Priya Koothrappali (The Infestation Hypothesis)
Alice Amter => Mrs. Koothrappali (The Infestation Hypothesis)
Brian George => Dr. V.M. Koothrappali (The Infestation Hypothesis)
Becky O'Donohue => Siri (The Beta Test Initiation)
John Ross Bowie => Barry Kripke (The Beta Test Initiation)
Brent Spiner => Brent Spiner (The Russian Rocket Reaction)
Kevin Sussman => Stuart Bloom (The Russian Rocket Reaction)
Wil Wheaton => Wil Wheaton (The Russian Rocket Reaction)
Casey Sander => Mike Rostenkowski (The Launch Acceleration)
Chriselle Almeida => Lakshmi Choudry (The Transporter Malfunction)
Leonard Nimoy => Mr. Spock (voice) (The Transporter Malfunction)
Christine Baranski => Dr. Beverly Hofstadter (The Skank Reflex Analysis)
Courtney Ford => Alice (The Good Guy Fluctuation)
Dusan Brown => Jeremy (The Shiny Trinket Maneuver)
Joshua Malina => President Siebert (The Vacation Solution)
Katie Leclerc => Emily (The Wiggly Finger Catalyst)
Lance Barber => Jimmy Speckerman (The Speckerman Recurrence)
Laurie Metcalf => Mary Cooper (The Rhinitis Revelation)
Michael J. Massimino => Mike Massimino (as Mike Massimino NASA Astronaut) (The Friendship Contraction)
Pasha D. Lychnikoff => Dimitri (as Pasha Lychnikoff) (The Countdown Reflection)
Stephen Hawking => Stephen Hawking (The Hawking Excitation)
Vernee Watson => Althea (The Werewolf Transformation)
Select Cast and Crew
Anthony Rich => Director
Howard Murray => Director
Mark Cendrowski => Director
Peter Chakos => Director
Anthony Del Broccolo => Writer
Bill Prady => Writer / Creator
Chuck Lorre => Writer / Creator
David Goetsch => Writer
Eric Kaplan => Writer
Jim Reynolds => Writer
Maria Ferrari => Writer
Steve Holland => Writer
Steven Molaro => Writer
Barenaked Ladies => Songs
Carol Ann Susi => Debbie Wolowitz (voice)
Jim Parsons => Sheldon Cooper
Johnny Galecki => Leonard Hofstadter
Kaley Cuoco => Penny
Kunal Nayyar => Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik => Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch => Bernadette Rostenkowski
Simon Helberg => Howard Wolowitz

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The Good Guy Fluctuation: Alice (Courtney Ford) jokes that she is from Superman's home planet of Krypton. In real life, Ford is married to Brandon Routh, who played Superman in Superman Returns.
  • The Transporter Malfunction: One reason that Leonard Nimoy did not appear live as himself is that on the show he has a restraining order against Sheldon Cooper.
  • The Hawking Excitation: In one review Stephen Hawking was complemented on his comic timing.
  • The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition: Amy expresses her contempt for comic books to Sheldon, saying they are "lame-o". However the actress who plays her, Mayim Bialik, has been quoted as saying she was raised on comic books and loves science fiction.
  • The Rothman Disintegration: This is the first time Star Trek: Voyager has been mentioned in the show. It is odd that it hasn't been mentioned previously, given that co-creator' Bill Prady used to work on the show.
  • The Russian Rocket Reaction: The sword that is featured in the opening shot was an actual sword from the series "Game of Thrones." It was valued at $10,000 and Johnny Galecki was reluctant to wield it.
  • The Good Guy Fluctuation: The sketch that Leonard claims was drawn by Jim Lee was in fact drawn by the famous comic book artist at the show's request.
  • The Launch Acceleration: The gas Leonard brings to Penny is Sulfur Hexafluoride. It is 6 times denser than air, thus causing the 'Darth Vader' voice. It is an inert gas and safe to breathe in small quantities.
  • The Russian Rocket Reaction: At Wil Wheaton's party one of the background guests was D.C. Fontana, a writer for [Star Trek] (TOS, TNG, and DS9).
  • In one Halloween episode, Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) are brainstorming couples-themed costumes, in which to dress up. Sheldon has a list of their suggestions written on a whiteboard, and while his half of the board has various genre characters listed, Amy's half has mostly romantic couples. The only exception is a listing that reads "Blossom and Joey", a reference to the title character Mayim Bialik (Amy) portrayed in [Blossom], and that character's brother.