Re: Some Interesting Titbits
... and some that are just plain wrong. For example, there's only one (!) single script that was re-used from Phase II
in season two, not "many". Also, in addition to Stephen Hawking, there was also actor Maury Ginsberg
who portrayed himself in an episode of Voyager
I think the sticking point is that Stephen Hawking played himself, while Maury Ginsberg played a character with the same name as himself. The character, Maury Ginsberg, is a different person than the actor who played him. Unless the actor eventually became an orthodontist in Scarsdale.
Of course, you could argue that Stephen Hawking played a hologram of himself...
"When I reach for the edge of the universe, I do it knowing that along some paths of cosmic discovery, there are times when, at least for now, one must be content to love the questions themselves." --Neil deGrasse Tyson