LeVar Burton Appreciation Thread

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READING RAINBOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY KELLOGG

a little butterfly told me that shit
get me some frosted flakes
boy, i love reading

elmo, patron saint of nausea (allocryptic), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 19:15 (fifteen years ago) link

i luv levar!

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 19:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Women who prefer male friends

Dan (Dirty Geordie) Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 19:32 (fifteen years ago) link

TAKE A LOOK
ITS IN A BOOK

kingfish pibb Xtra (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 20:14 (fifteen years ago) link

he's not dead, right?

don't start a RYE-OTT! (plsmith), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 21:06 (fifteen years ago) link

remember the reading rainbow when they went on set at star trek: the next generation? man that was cool.

tres letraj (tehresa), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 21:59 (fifteen years ago) link

JESUS CHRIST I AM OLD

Dan (Hello, Children!) Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 22:12 (fifteen years ago) link

I had to watch the first few episodes of Roots in 8th grade social studies as part of black history month

elmo, patron saint of nausea (allocryptic), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 22:28 (fifteen years ago) link


this import is worth the price:

http://www.pictureiraq.com/jsmith/pages/rootsbyalexhaley.jpg

titty sanskrit (sanskrit), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 01:58 (fifteen years ago) link

tehresa, that episode was awesome, especially when they showed you how they made the transporter special f/x (glitter swirling in water!) and showed how they put on Worf's make-up who then exited the trailer saying loudly "Stand aside -- I take large steps." CLASSIC.

according to wikipedia, that episode was also the only authorized broadcast of ST:TNG bloopers!

elmo, patron saint of nausea (allocryptic), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 02:18 (fifteen years ago) link

I remember watching the original broadcast of "Roots" on TV.

Dan (33 In 8 Days) Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 02:29 (fifteen years ago) link

i remember being utterly shocked at how small the set really was... how can an intergalactic startship be the size of a closet!?!?
xpost

tres letraj (tehresa), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 03:15 (fifteen years ago) link

33 In 8 Days

that's all? i coulda sworn you were older! not much older, but older.

2 columbus circle in 1964 (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 03:21 (fifteen years ago) link

a lovely coat choice for a starfleet officer

kingfish pibb Xtra (kingfish 2.0), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 07:01 (fifteen years ago) link

I remember watching the original broadcast of "Roots" on TV.

Me too. Kunta getting whipped and that guy getting boiled alive in "Shogun" are my first two television mini-series memories.

(33 in 296 days.)

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 08:09 (fifteen years ago) link

33 in three years and about 323 days (i think)

2 columbus circle in 1964 (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 08:19 (fifteen years ago) link

That's his wife in the pic, btw.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 15:43 (fifteen years ago) link

shes got a stupid mouth.

my mother used to have us watch roots every year

bb (bbrz), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 15:49 (fifteen years ago) link

I think Richard Chamberlin wandering around with a bandage over his eyes was the only thing i remember from the Shogun broadcast. 3.5 years 'til i'm 33.

kingfish russian bigamist (kingfish 2.0), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 15:58 (fifteen years ago) link

http://geordiewyld.ytmnd.com/

elmo, patron saint of nausea (allocryptic), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:05 (fifteen years ago) link

http://levarburton.ytmnsfw.com/

elmo, patron saint of nausea (allocryptic), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:06 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm not old enough to have watched Roots when it was originally broadcast (wasn't even a glimmer), but I'm old enough that most of my Reading Rainbow-watching was before Burton was on Star Trek: The Next Generation. I particularly remember an episode about Chinese New Year.

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Memorable Quotes from
"Reading Rainbow" (1983)

[Closing phrase]
LeVar Burton: I'll see you next time.

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LeVar Burton: Of course, you don't have to take my word for it.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:15 (fifteen years ago) link

LeVar: Of course, you don't have to take my word for it.

cue: horizontal wipe to young kid sitting in front of large projection of the book they are reviewing

elmo, patron saint of nausea (allocryptic), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:20 (fifteen years ago) link

i wanted to be transformed into a cartoon astronaut like the girl in the Reading Rainbow opening sequence.

latebloomer: Let's just say I do for bullshit what Stonehenge did for Rocks (lat, Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:35 (fifteen years ago) link

(xp) Doesn't he then say "Read the book!"?

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:36 (fifteen years ago) link

no, but there was a three-note riff cueing the kid reviews

elmo, patron saint of nausea (allocryptic), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:52 (fifteen years ago) link

33 in... twelve years.

ya'll are gonna die you fucks.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 17:53 (fifteen years ago) link

We're all gonna die in 2012. Who'll be laughing then?

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 18:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Sun Ra's bitches, obv

detoxyDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 20:37 (fifteen years ago) link

new agers who believe in that terrence mckenna 2012 singularity bullshit are just as dumb as fundie xtians with their left behind rapture bullshit

elmo, patron saint of nausea (allocryptic), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 22:04 (fifteen years ago) link

I thought that 2012 was the end-of-the-Aztec-Calendar thing

kingfish russian bigamist (kingfish 2.0), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 22:17 (fifteen years ago) link

it was the mayan calendar, but yeah. terrence mckenna did some numerological bullshit with the i ching and arrived at the same date (12/12/2012). which just proves that numerology is bunk.

but if the mayans had not been destroyed, i think they would have extrapolated their calendar a little longer, ne?

elmo, patron saint of nausea (allocryptic), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 22:35 (fifteen years ago) link

anyway, the universe will not end until 2350 at least, if only to witness the birth of Geordi LaForge

elmo, patron saint of nausea (allocryptic), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 22:36 (fifteen years ago) link

I am absolutely disgusted that nobody has brought this up yet:

http://www.geocities.com/babylon_and_ting/littlefluffy

What is wrong with you people?

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 22:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Only one more pope, too.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 22:54 (fifteen years ago) link

gygax!!!!!!!!!

tokyo nursery school: afternoon session (rosemary), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 23:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Where is the love for him in Looking For Mr. Goodbar?

tokyo nursery school: afternoon session (rosemary), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 23:24 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...
three years pass...

wow i had no idea that 'reading rainbow' was still going. 26 years, damn levar.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112312561

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 21:11 (twelve years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWMIXgCaJPQ

*⁂((✪⥎✪))⁂* (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 22:43 (twelve years ago) link

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII CAN GO AAAAAAAAAAAAANYYYYYYYYYYYWHEEEEEEEEEEEERE

write about this significant and fascinating and comlex artist (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 05:04 (twelve years ago) link

heard about that npr feature last night. it was like they didn't even care (not levar, the pbs peeps).

tehresa, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 05:06 (twelve years ago) link

about

tehresa, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 05:07 (twelve years ago) link

I did not know that was burton in FLC.

write about this significant and fascinating and comlex artist (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 05:08 (twelve years ago) link

It's LeVar Burton interviewing Rickie Lee Jones on a Reading Rainbow episode.

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 20:53 (twelve years ago) link

thanks jaymc.

*⁂((✪⥎✪))⁂* (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 22:22 (twelve years ago) link

You're welcome, Steve Shasta. I suspect you already knew that, but I thought forksclovetofu might like to know.

jaymc, Thursday, 3 September 2009 13:41 (twelve years ago) link

I am absolutely disgusted that nobody has brought this up yet:

http://www.geocities.com/babylon_and_ting/littlefluffy

What is wrong with you people?

― gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, January 11, 2006 2:44 PM (3 years ago)

*⁂((✪⥎✪))⁂* (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 September 2009 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

caught dummy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079088/) on the tv one time. he was good. gets buggered in a fairly graphic way!

andrew m., Thursday, 3 September 2009 14:48 (twelve years ago) link

eleven years pass...

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