Tom Hanks Once Sneaked Onto the Star Trek Enterprise
Who wouldn't take the chance to sit in Captain Kirk's chair?
This story originally appeared on time.com.
Before Tom Hanks was Oscar-winner Tom Hanks, he was just an up-and-coming actor in a new sitcom called Bosom Buddies. The show was filmed on the same studio lot as Mork & Mindy, Taxi, and a movie called Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night, Hanks, who is doing press for his new film Sully, admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that he and his Bosom Buddies co-star Peter Scolari once engaged in a little sneaking around on the Paramount set. They couldn’t resist the temptation to go where no man (from the cast of Bosom Buddies) had gone before—onto the set of Star Trek. Once inside, they boarded the Starship: Enterprise and took control of Captain Kirk’s bridge, channeling their inner Sulu and Chekhov while looking over their shoulder to make sure they didn’t get caught.
The cast of Taxi probably never did that.