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TNG Cast To Reunite At Calgary

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Fans attending the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo in Calgary, Canada, this spring will be able to see nine castmembers from Star Trek: The Next Generation in the same place.

The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo will be held from April 27-29 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Burton To Receive Award

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton is to be honored by Tufts University with an award on February 3.

The award to be bestowed upon Burton is the Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children’s Media.


A New Generation of Reading Rainbow To Debut

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton has announced the launch of “RRKidz, a breakthrough reading, discovery and exploration platform that motivates today’s kids to experience literature via the digital devices they love.”

Burton was the producer and the host of PBS’s award-winning Reading Rainbow, which ran from 1983 until 2006.


Trek Actors On Shatner’s Raw Nerve Tonight

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Star Trek fans take note; William Shatner will be interviewing two Star Trek actors tonight on Shatner’s Raw Nerve.

Trek fans are in for a double treat, as the original series’ Walter Koenig and Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton will be the guests appearing on Shatner’s Raw Nerve tonight.


Burton Big Bang Theory TV Alert

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Fans of LeVar Burton need to tune in to CBS tonight at 8 PM.

Burton will be appearing on The Toast Derivation episode of The Big Bang Theory, where it appears that he will be playing himself on the episode.


Vereen: Playing Geordi’s Father

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

For Ben Vereen, stepping into the 21st century was an emotional moment.

Recovering from a serious accident, Vereen welcomed the chance to appear on Star Trek: The Next Generation. “It was LeVar’s idea. I was out of rehab after my accident in 1992,” said Vereen. “I got this letter from Paramount saying that they wanted me to do The Next Generation. And I flipped out. What they didn’t know was that all through my recovery I was watching, every day, episodes of The Next Generation that a friend had given me. When I was working my way back, I’d been putting on Star Trek, and now I was being asked to do an episode. It was overwhelming. Then I went to Paramount and they gave me a uniform and bars, and I was Dr. La Forge, Geordi’s father. I was honored and, to this day, I thank LeVar Burton for that. It was a great, great gift.”


Third Season Of Shatner’s Raw Nerve To Premiere

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

On January 31, the third season of Shatner’s Raw Nerve will premiere with back-to-back episodes on the Bio channel.

Season Three of Shatner’s Raw Nerve will include familiar television and movie personalities, including three of particular interest to Star Trek fans.


Burton To Appear On Community

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

LeVar Burton, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Geordi La Forge, will be appearing in NBC’s Community later this season.

Burton tweeted the news to his followers, saying “In this episode of @nbccommunity I play … #noaudition necessary” and Burton included a picture, seen here, in which the cast sheet for the episode is shown with Burton’s character is listed as “himself.”

Community is about a group of student misfits attending a Greendale Community College. The show is known for parodying film and television clichés and for its pop culture references.

Burton Wins NAACP Award

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Last night, the NAACP’s 20th Annual Theater Awards ceremony was held and Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton walked away with an award for his work in The Caterer.


Star Trek: The Next Generation Casting Memo Unearthed

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Had things gone differently, fans might have seen Tim Russ or Wesley Snipes as Geordi La Forge.

An old casting memo dated April 13, 1987 from Paramount shows the actors and actresses who might have been chosen to play the roles of Picard, Ryker and La Forge instead of Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes and LeVar Burton.


Burton To Host Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

LeVar Burton, best known to Trek fans as Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Geordi La Forge, will be hosting this year’s IndieCade Red Carpet Awards Ceremony and Reception.

IndieCade, “dedicated to bringing together the freshest, most innovative and creative minds and works in independent game design,” was founded in 2005 and holds an annual international festival and series of exhibitions, conferences and other “happenings for the future of independent games.”


Trek Actors To Appear At Tweet House

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

William Shatner, Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton will be at the Tweet House at Comic-con party on July 23.

This year’s Tweet House at Comic-Con has panels, several bands and is located on the USS Midway aircraft carrier. The Tweet House is a “celebration of the real-time Web and Twitter’s pervasive role within it, bringing together those who create and evangelize the technologies that are defining the future.”


Burton: Father-Daughter Bonding

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

LeVar Burton loves it when two generations connect via Star Trek.

While on the set of The Jensen Project, Burton spoke about father-daughter bonding, via Trek or other TV shows. “”I love it when I hear women say they watch Star Trek with their fathers,” he said. “Mica [Burton’s daughter] is not a huge science fiction fan, although when she was little she could identify the different versions of Star Trek just by looking at them. She knew the difference between The Next Generation and Voyager and Deep Space Nine.”


What Drew Goldberg To Star Trek

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Whoopi Goldberg found something in Star Trek to which she could personally relate.

When watching the original series, Goldberg found it had something that other science fiction shows of the time were missing.


Spring Trek Convention And Show Guide

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

In a new monthly feature for TrekToday, fans can see just which conventions or shows will be featuring Star Trek actors who were regulars or guest stars on various Star Trek shows or movies.

There will be four conventions or shows in April and May that feature Trek actors of interest, including: Sci-Fi on the Rock, Hollywood Show, Vulcan, and Phoenix Comicon.