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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.’”


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.

To read the article, head to the link located here. (more…)

Star Trek Family Guy To Air Next Month

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

In March, a new Family Guy episode will air on FOX featuring a Star Trek: The Next Generation story.

As reported by SF Universe, Star Trek: The Next Generation actors will be voicing their characters in the forthcoming Not All Dogs Go to Heaven episode of Family Guy, including Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, Wil Wheaton, Denise Crosby, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes. (more…)

Burton Critical of Berman And Baird

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

With Jonathan Frakes at the helm, Star Trek: Nemesis could have been changed and saved says the former Geordi LaForge.

Burton: Confused And Disappointed in Roddenberry

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

To LeVar Burton, Star Trek’s Gene Roddenberry was a bit of a contradiction as a person, but Burton has no beef with Wil Wheaton.

As reported by, Roddenberry’s attitudes at times were a puzzlement to the former Geordi LaForge. “I will go a bit into detail but not too much because, obviously, a lot of that I consider private,” he explained when asked about his thoughts on Roddenberry. “However, I will share this…Gene was a human being and full of contradictions. He was this great visionary, and yet he was a womanizer. All of the women all wore short skirts you know? He had somewhat sexist views. Star Trek was full of spiritual meaning and yet he was an agnostic. Those kinds of things.” (more…)