LeVar Burton Rounds Up Star Trek Costars for Reading Rainbow


Having demolished its original goal, the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter crew is now aiming for $5 million. To get there, LeVar Burton has called upon his Star Trek colleagues for a series of live readings in L.A. and New York. Among them: Patrick Stewart and William Shatner.

WILLIAM SHATNER. Let’s hope he’ll be doing Angelina Ballerina in the style of his “Mr. Tambourine Man” cover:

Burton hasn’t merely recruited the captains, either. The Daily Dot reports that for the low, low price of $1,200, you could also attend one of the following:

The first episode will feature the “Men of Star Trek,” which includes Burton’s Next Generation co-stars Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, and Robert Picardo (what, no Wil Wheaton?)
The second episode will feature the “Women of Star Trek,” including Marina Sirtis and Gates McFadden. Also appearing in the segment will be Jeri Ryan and Captain Janeway herself, Kate Mulgrew (who hopefully will do some research into her reading material beforehand this time).

Only time will tell how these will hold up compared to the classic Reading Rainbow episode behind the scenes of Star Trek: TNG.

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