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Geek Chic: TV's 'The Big Bang Theory' In Pictures (Photo Gallery)

Mike Massimino and "The Big Bang Theory" Star and Producer

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Veteran NASA astronaut Mike Massimino (right) poses for a photo with Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg (center) and Executive Producer Bill Prady at the Paley Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

Big Bang Theory NASA Wimp Ball

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The NASA Team on the set of “The Big Bang Theory” holding the WMAP ball. From left to right: Sara Mitchell, Sarah Eyermann, Maggie Masetti.

"The Big Bang Theory" Star Jim Parsons

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"The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons joins the panel at Comic-Con 2012 via satellite.

Big Bang Theory Free Space Trip

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XCOR Chief Test Pilot/former NASA Astronaut Richard Searfoss (right) and Mercedes Becerra (left) of Paso Robles, Calif., winner of the trip to space given away at "The Big Bang Theory" panel at Comic-Con on July 13, 2012.

Big Bang Theory Free Space Trip Winner

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"The Big Bang Theory" star Simon Helberg (left), XCOR Chief Test Pilot/former NASA astronaut Rick Searfoss and Mercedes Becerra of Paso Robles, Calif., winner of the trip to space given away at "The Big Bang Theory" panel at Comic-Con 2012 on July 13.

Outside "The Big Bang Theory" Panel at Comic-Con

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Outside "The Big Bang Theory" panel at Comic-Con 2012, from left to right: Moderator Adam Savage from MythBusters, XCOR Chief Test Pilot/former NASA Astronaut Richard Searfoss, star Simon Helberg, executive producer Steven Molaro, star Kunal Nayyar, star Mayim Bialik, star Melissa Rauch, co-creator and executive producer Bill Prady, star Kaley Cuoco and co-creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre.

"The Big Bang Theory" Stars Nayyar and Helberg

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"The Big Bang Theory" stars Kunal Nayyar (left) and Simon Helberg at the Comic-Con 2012 panel, shortly before a trip to space was given away to a fan in attendance.

Prady's Vulcan Salute

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"The Big Bang Theory" co-creator and executive producer Bill Prady (center) practices the Vulcan salute during the show's panel at Comic-Con 2012. Co-creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre (left) and executive producer Steven Molaro look for a reaction.

Kaley Cuoco Gives Vulcan Salute

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Star Kaley Cuoco of "The Big Bang Theory" gives a double Vulcan salute during the show's panel at Comic-Con 2012.

'Big Bang Theory' Becoming Favorite of Audience It Lampoons

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Although it took a while, TV audiences have taken a liking to the new geek-inspired comedy "The Big Bang Theory."

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