The Office star Rainn Wilson is joining the cast of Star Trek: Discovery and there are so many good Dwight Schrute Star Trek jokes being made right now we can hardly stand it.
Wilson will play the part of Harry Mudd, a character familiar to longtime Trek fans. Mudd is a conman character from the original series who had multiple absurd run-ins with the Enterprise crew — he was even in an episode of the Star Trek animated series.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) March 31, 2017
There’s no official word yet on how many episodes Wilson will appear in, but we hope he’s in as many as possible and so does everyone making the most of Wilson’s casting on Twitter…
Guys, this is perilously close to April 1st… we're not going to see a photo of Dwight tomorrow with "FALSE" emblazoned across it, are we?
— Ben Adamson (@BenAdamsonDXB) March 31, 2017
Dwight Schrute is gonna play Harry Mudd on the new Star Trek show and I'm losing my mind at how awesome this is.
— Klueterpuff (@BrianLeeKlueter) March 31, 2017
I wouldn't say no if they made Harry Mudd a direct clone of Dwight Schrute given an appropriate foil for him in Star Trek: Discovery. pic.twitter.com/n0vzM4Tl6e
— Michael James Ilett (@michael_ilett) March 31, 2017
— Enterprise Extra (@EnterpriseExtra) March 31, 2017
Star Trek: Dwightscovery is a better idea anyway.
— Brian Linder (@brianonthescene) March 31, 2017
He was already in the best star trek movie… Galaxy Quest
— Lord High PigMonkey (@Pig_Monkey) March 31, 2017
Everyone in the world knows that Dwight Schrute belongs on some form of Star Trek
— Anthony Tripodi (@Ant_Tripod) March 31, 2017
— Ted Geoghegan (@tedgeoghegan) March 31, 2017
Wilson is just the latest addition to the Star Trek: Discovery cast that includes Walking Dead actress Sonequa Martin-Green in the lead role of a lieutenant commander. James Frain is Spock’s father Sarek, Anthony Rapp will play a “space fungus expert,” Michelle Yeoh is the captain of the Starship Shenzhou, and Jason Isaacs is captain of the Discovery.
We’ll get our first look at Star Trek: Dwightscovery Discovery when it beams up to CBS All Access later this year.