Sunday, July 1, 2007

I love LeVar Burton!

Reading Rainbow was one of my favorite shows growing up and I thought LeVar Burton was really cool. Then of course he went on to be Geordi Laforge on Star Trek the Next Generation - wearing that absurd banana-clip over his eyes for years. That was another favorite show of mine.

I recently added the mini-series Roots to my Netflix queue, having heard much about it over the years but having never read or seen it. I had NO idea LeVar was Kunte Kinte! So now I'm excitedly watching Roots and think I'll read the book next.

6 comments:

Bezzie said...

You didn't know that? Ah Reading Rainbow...good times. Good times.

Gorgeous said...

"Take a look. It's in a book." I loved that show! Roots is totally like the thing our parents all have in common. You'll have to let me know if you like it!

Batty said...

Yes! Me too.

chuckdaddy2000 said...

I'm a teacher, and I show significant parts of Roots when we cover slavery. And my students love it, which is not normally the case when 13-year olds watch videos produced in the 70's.

Magatha said...

Geordi LaForge, the nicest man in the galaxy! Yeah, I love that guy. I always found it strange that they put that sensor visor on a man with the most beautiful set of brown eyes.
You know he has directed many episodes of Star Trek including Next Gen, Deep Space 9, Voyager and Enterprise? I've noticed when an episode is particularly good, it has Burton's name on it as director.
I haven't seen Roots since it was first aired. You'll have to tell us how you liked it, and if the old miniseries holds up in our times. I think it won a thousand Emmy's back in the '70s.

Rebel said...

I've only watched the first one & a half DVDs, but so far it is excellent. There's a pretty incredible cast too. Although I could have done without seeing OJ. :/