'The Big Bang Theory' Meets 'Star Trek' In New Merch


By Zack Smith

Bazinga!  The nerds of "The Big Bang Theory" have already conquered the Earth, and now they're headed for other worlds with new Hot Topic Exclusives!

The new Ripple Junction shirts feature the crew as the "Star Trek" crew, as members of the Justice League, and the "Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock" game beloved by the guys.  Roll that beautiful "Big Bang" footage!

Ripple Junction - The Big Bang Theory Bazinga Justice League Tee Ripple Junction - The Big Bang Theory Star Trek Tee Ripple Junction - The Big Bang Theory - Rock Paper Scissor Spock Shirt

In addition, those who watch "The Big Bang Theory" in nightly reruns have a chance to make these shirts pay off for them!  Here's the information, courtesy of Hot Topic:

From Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 31, avid fans and pop culture junkies can enter the contest either by watching The Big Bang Theory every weeknight in syndication (in select markets) and identifying Sheldon’s special Hot Topic t-shirt online at www.BigBangContest.com or by visiting any Hot Topic store nationwide now through Sunday, June 2, signing up to be a HT+1 rewards member and purchasing any The Big Bang Theory t-shirt, including the exclusive “Big Bang DC Comics” Comic-Con edition t-shirt only at Hot Topic.  One lucky fan will receive an all-expenses paid, fun-filled getaway for two to Comic-Con in San Diego, CA – including two tickets to Comic-Con, round-trip airfare, three days/two nights hotel accommodations, ground transportation and special access to various events at the Warner Bros. booth.

MTV NOTE: We're reasonably certain this extensive package will not let the winner jump lines at SDCC panels.  No prize package is that extensive.

Nightly viewers of "The Big Bang Theory" (check bigbangweeknights.com for local listings), also have a chance to win a $500 gift card to Hot Topic by viewing during this period.

The more you visit Hot Topic, the more chances you have to win -- so if you've been meaning to stock up on goth-or-TV-themed T-shirts, now's your chance!