Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki in The Big Bang Theory by Robert Voets/CBS Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki in The Big Bang Theory by Robert Voets/CBS

This, friends, is nearly on par with Henry Gray stumping for Mer-Der via séance. Robyn Asimov, daughter of the late Isaac Asimov ("the prolific writer, scientist and charismatic geek," as she herself puts it) reached out to us in response to a TVGuide.com feature on CBS' The Big Bang Theory, and to share her especially qualified affinity for the show about a pair of quirky physicists. "[It] is delightfully witty, a brilliant mix of intelligent dialogue with comedy, and absolutely spot-on regarding the wonderful, cerebrally sexy world of nerds," she told us.

Asimov - who in 2004 countered film critics with her support of the big-screen take on her father's I, Robot short-story series, and now is chairman and trustee of his estate - referenced this week's episode, saying that "discussing my father's Three Laws of Robotics during the hysterical conversation among three of the cast members, theorizing if one was a robot - and would he want to be told - was priceless."

In closing, she shared her wish for The Big Bang Theory's success and offered "cheers to [the show] for making geeks truly lovable - as lovable as I found my father to be."

In response to the very special rave, Big Bang's taken-aback cocreator Bill Prady told TVGuide.com: "We are our characters, so we are as thrilled to hear from Ms. Asimov as Sheldon and Leonard would be!"