The season 4 premiere of Warehouse 13 is upon us, airing tonight at 9/8C only on Syfy. The show has had a tradition of using guest stars from other popular genre series with a bounty of stars coming out of the Star Trek franchise. TV Guide has an exclusive report that Brent Spiner, who played Lt. Commander Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be joining the series for at least six episodes.
Spiner will be playing Brother Adrian, the leader of the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Black Diamond. Apparently this brotherhood is descended from the Knights Templar, a Christian military order during the Middle Ages. Artie and Brother Adrian will be at odds over an artifact that Artie wants to use to restore the warehouse, but according to Brother Adrian its use will unleash a great evil.
Spiner first appeared in a video shown at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. It’s a promo reel for season 4 and another good way to get yourself prepped for tonight’s premiere.
This isn’t the first time that Spiner and Rubinek have worked together in a science fiction setting. Rubinek was a guest star in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation entitled The Most Toys. Coincidentally his character in that episode was also a collector of artifacts, only the artifact he had his eye on was Data himself.
Brent Spiner joins the long list of Trek alums who have made appearances on Warehouse 13. In the past the show has welcomed Kate Mulgrew and Jeri Ryan (Voyager), Faran Tahir (Star Trek – 2009), Armin Shimerman and Rene Auberjonois (Deep Space 9), and the man who seems to show up in every science fiction project ever, Mark Sheppard. Sheppard guest starred in the Voyager episode Child’s Play way back in the year 2000.
For more on the show, visit the Warehouse 13 website on Syfy.com.