First Look At Brent Spiner As A Robot On The Simpsons

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Brent Spiner is set to guest star on the March 18th episode of The Simpsons and, since he played Data the android who wants to be human on Star Trek, they have him playing a bunch of robots who like a human.

The episode is called “Them, Robots” and yes, the title is a reference to Asimov’s I, Robot. The plot involves a takeover of the Springfield Power Plant by its robot employees. They toss out all the humans, except Homer who for some reason they’ve taken a liking to. Here’s the full plot synopsis from Fox:

Mr. Burns replaces all of Springfield Power Plant’s employees with robots but decides to keep Homer as the sole human worker. With unemployment at an all-time high and mechanical arms operating the workplace, Springfield becomes a dismal and humorless place. But when Homer’s machine-programmed peers start to turn on the community and his former real-life employees come to the rescue, they all realize that robots can’t replace human friends.

Spiner will voice all of the episode’s robot characters which look like this…

Spiner joins a long line of Star Trek guest stars in The Simpsons on March 18 when the “Them, Robot” Simpsons episode airs on FOX. He’ll have his work cut out for him if he wants to best Leonard Nimoy’s guest spot…