'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' Sneak Peek: See William Shatner as Grand Pear

Victoria Leigh Miller

Now here’s something you probably never thought you’d see: William Shatner as a pony! And not just any pony. The actor best known as Captain Kirk on TV’s Star Trek guest stars as “Grand Pear” on the Discovery Family animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Turns out Shatner is a superfan of the My Little Pony franchise — a bona fide brony — and as you can see in this exclusive sneak peek clip from the Aug. 5 episode “The Perfect Pear,” this Grand Pear fits right in with all of the other Ponyville pals in the enchanted land of Equestria. As a bonus, he makes a mean batch of jam, too.

William Shatner voices Grand Pear in ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ (Photo: Discovery Family)

The flashback-filled episode will also show Grand Pear in his younger days, and we have to say, he was one handsome horse.

Grand Pear in his youth (Photo: Discovery Family)

In addition to Shatner, Felicia Day (Supernatural) guest stars as “Pear Butter” in the episode, which plays out as a Romeo and Juliet-inspired love story when the Apple siblings learn about an ancient feud between the Apple and Pear families before their parents, Bright Mac and Pear Butter, married. Yes, they’re half-Apple, half-Pear, which, incidentally, sounds like a really good jam recipe.

Felicia Day voices Pear Butter in the ‘Romeo and Juliet’-themed episode (Photo: Discovery Family)

The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic returns to Discovery Family on Saturday, August 5 at 11:30 a.m. “The Perfect Pear” episode featuring William Shatner premieres August 5 at 12 p.m. on Discovery Family.