THE Big Bang Theory fan has exposed a major plot hole which casts doubt on Leonard and Sheldon’s friendship.
The CBS sitcom came to an end after 12 seasons earlier this year, but one eagle-eyed fan has discovered a huge issue regarding how the roommates actually met.
In series three, Leonard told Penny about meeting Sheldon for the first time after Leonard knocked on his door in 2003 to see the room being advertised.
However he had to pass Sheldon’s unusual test before gaining entry to the apartment, namely, who is better, Picard of Kirk in Star Trek.
Leonard correctly chooses Picard over Kirk, adding that the original series is better than Star Trek Next Generation.
While the rest seemed to be history, the fan has thrown all that into chaos after pointing out how – in a later episode called The 21 Second Excitation – Sheldon said he and Leonard had queued for 14 hours to get into the Star Trek: Nemesis premiere.
But any Trekkie worth their space salt will know that movie came out in 2002, a year before their flat introduction was supposed to have taken place.
Meanwhile Kaley Cuoco, who played Penny, delighted fans earlier this year when she revealed she had
taken 2000 Polaroids since the show began, and she hoped to share them with fans via a book.
She said: “You know what? That is what I’m going to do.
“I’ll wait about another year or two, but that’s the goal with the Polaroids. I think fans will love it.
“[Maybe] a cool coffee table book? I have pictures that are unbelievable, like behind-the-scenes from the pilot that are just incredible.”
The series came to an end in May, and saw Sheldon and wife Amy win the Nobel Prize while the lift was finally fixed.