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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Burton To Write Comic

Monday, March 15th, 2010

This June, LeVar Burton will write a short comic story for Dark Horse Comics.

Over the weekend, Dark Horse Comics announced that Burton would be writing the as-of-yet unnamed short story which will appear in the June issue of Myspace Dark Horse Presents.

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Stewart Co-Stars React To Knighthood

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Patrick Stewart‘s castmates on Star Trek: The Next Generation congratulated Sir Patrick who was knighted at year-end.

Several of Stewart’s co-stars, including LeVar Burton, Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner tweeted regarding Stewart’s knighthood, and mixed with the congratulations was a little teasing.

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No Pot of Gold At The End Of Burton’s Reading Rainbow

Friday, August 28th, 2009

The Emmy-winning Reading Rainbow is coming to an end, due to a shift in the philosophy of educational television.

Friday marks the end of the twenty-six-year run of Reading Rainbow, hosted by Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton.

John Grant, who is in charge of content at WNED Buffalo, Reading Rainbow‘s home station, explained the reasoning behind the cancellation of the popular show. No one, explained Grant, not the station, not PBS, not the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, will make available the several hundred thousand dollars needed to renew the show’s broadcasting rights.

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Burton: Striking It Lucky

Monday, August 24th, 2009

More than once, LeVar Burton has worked on projects that were unexpectedly successful.

When Burton worked on Roots, no one anticipated that the miniseries would be so successful. “I seem to continue to fall into situations that exceed and succeed beyond anyone’s expectations,” said Burton of his roles in both Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation. “No one thought Roots would be the success that it was, in fact there’s a great story that the network executives at ABC, once they had assembled the twelve hour miniseries, they thought it was good but they did not know that America would watch, in a country and a society where 80% percent of the population is white and less than 20% is black, they did not believe that a series where whites were the villains and blacks were the heroes would play very well so they decided ‘We’ll put it on in eight consecutive nights programming.’”

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Burton To Star in “The Caterer”

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

It’s sometimes said that “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” The Caterer, starring LeVar Burton, will explore that certainty of death, by finding the right death for each person and not just leaving it to chance.

As reported by The Caterer, Burton, best-known to Star Trek: The Next Generation fans for his role of Geordi La Forge, will be starring in The Caterer as a man who sells people their “appropriate deaths.” (more…)

Family Guy The Next Generation Photo Released

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Fox has released a photo from the forthcoming Family Guy: Not All Dogs Go to Heaven episode.

As reported by Comics Continuum, A new photo for the Family Guy “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode was released today, showing the Next Generation crewmembers standing in a transporter with Stewie standing in front of them.

According to the episode description, “The Griffin family heads to the annual Quahog Star Trek convention, but Stewie blows a fuse when he doesn’t get a chance to ask his favorite Next Generation cast members any questions. He devises a plan, builds a transporter and beams the entire cast to his bedroom so they can spend a fun-filled day together in Quahog.”

The main cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation voiced their respective characters. Not All Dogs Go to Heaven airs on Sunday, March 29.

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