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LeVar Burton - John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House Benefit Presented By Chrysler With Kids' Tent By Hasbro Studios at John Varvatos - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 18th April 2016

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LeVar Burton , Stephanie Cozart Burton - Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards at Paramount Theatre at Paramount Studios - Arrivals at Paramount Stuidos, Paramount Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 21st February 2016

Levar Burton and Stephanie Cozart Burton

LeVar Burton , Stephanie Cozart Burton - Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards at Paramount Theatre at Paramount Studios - Arrivals at Paramount Studios - Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 20th February 2016

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Levar Burton and Stephanie Cozart Burton
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LeVar Burton , Stephanie Cozart Burton - Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards at Paramount Theatre at Paramount Studios - Arrivals at Paramount Theatre at Paramount Studios, Paramount Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 20th February 2016

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Marina Sirtis, Patrick Stewart , LeVar Burton - Premiere of 'Blunt Talk' held at the DGA Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 10th August 2015

Marina Sirtis, Patrick Stewart and Levar Burton
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Marina Sirtis, Patrick Stewart and Levar Burton

The Geekie Awards 2014 [Pictures]


LeVar Burton Doug Jones Gale Anne Hurd

The geekiest of geek outs happened on Sunday night when The Geekie Awards took place. Returning for the second time and with a fresh batch of new sponsors, the ceremony was streamed on Twitch and, judging by the photos below, was a hoot.

Aiming to celebrate and reward the best of geek culture, which is probably the most varied and quickly emerging sub-culture around, it was announced that the Oscar and Emmy-winning producer Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Stan Lee Lifetime Achievement Award from the award's first recipient, Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men.

“I have always considered myself a geek, so being the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award named after the ‘King of the Geeks', Stan Lee, is really a dream come true,” said Hurd, who co-wrote “The Terminator” and executive produces “The Walking Dead” which is due to return later this year for AMC.

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Seth MacFarlane Offers To Double Kickstarter 'Reading Rainbow' Donations


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Seth Macfarlane has promised to match up to $1 million dollars in Kickstarter pledges in order to fund an online version of Reading Rainbow. The project already has $4 million but, if backers contribute even more, MacFarlane has pledged to double the donations. Actor LeVar Burton, who is championing the cause, hopes backers will contribute a million so the project, with MacFarlane's contribution, will begin with $6 million.

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Seth MacFarlane has pledged up to $1 to Reading Rainbow.

The project is being fronted by Star Trek: The Next Generation star Burton who also presented Reading Rainbow when it aired on PBS between 1983 and 2006. The show was intended to encourage young people to read. Each episode was themed and a celebrity guest would appear on the show reading a children's book. Such guests included Eartha Kitt and Bill Cosby. 

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Alliteration Alert: 'Reading Rainbow' Reboot Raises Record Resources


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The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, launched by LeVar Burton and his team on Wednesday managed to reach and pass its $1 million goal in less than a day. To thank the supporters of the Reading Rainbow initiative, Burton posted an emotional video of himself reacting to the news.

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Levar Burton wants to reignite children's passion for reading.

The Kickstarter lists three main goals for the Reading Rainbow reboot: Get Reading Rainbow on the Internet, develop a version that teachers can use in the classroom and be able to give RR to low-income schools for free.

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The Hunter Review


Bad
Steve McQueen's final film wasn't his best. The semi-true story of Ralph "Papa" Thorson, McQueen stars as a modern-day bounty hunter (well, a 1970's bounty hunter anyway) who's stuck in the distant past. In The Hunter, we watch as Thorson cavorts with a series of bail jumping rapscallions, all of them who need reclaimin'.

In a seemingly endless procession of sequences, Thorson captures them all through extraordinary means. Yet he has a pregnant girl waiting for him back home -- so isn't it time he hung all this up and settled down? Well, wouldn't you know it... an angry killer who Thorson has tangled with in the past reappears on the scene, so maybe Thorson's mind will be made up for him!

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Roots Review


Excellent
When you think of epic mini-series, what comes to mind? Rich Man, Poor Man? Shogun? More likely than not, it's Roots, the based-on-a-true story tale that spooled over 12 hours and six nights, the story of "an American family," albeit one that began captured in Africa in 1750, then sold into slavery in the U.S. colonies.

Roots begins with Kunta Kinte, emerging from childhood and undergoing warrior training in his tribal homeland. The slavers arrive soon enough, and after a harrowing three-month ride back across the Atlantic, Kunta is sold, becomes Toby under his new master, attempts repeated escapes, and eventually accepts his fate as he settles down with a wife and child. The Revolutionary War comes and goes, and Toby's daughter Kizzy is sold, becoming the mother of her new master's son, known as Chicken George. Chicken George in turn is sent to England to pay off a gambling debt. When he returns home after 14 years, he is a free man. The Civil War arrives, and the rest of the slaves are freed. Soon enough the family faces the perils of vehement racism and the KKK, and Chicken George finally leads his family to safety in a new settlement.

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Star Trek: Nemesis Review


Bad
Long has held the rule that even-numbered Star Trek movies are good and odd-numbered ones are bad. I hereby propose a new rule be adopted: Say what you will about the odds and evens, but above all else, every fifth movie is utter crap.

Star Trek: Nemesis, the tenth (and God help us, the last) movie in the unstoppable Trek series, offers the thinnest story since Star Trek V took the previous crew to the center of the galaxy in search of God. But at least this one isn't saddled by metaphysical nonsense. All of that's out the shuttle bay doors in favor of good, old-fashioned idiocy, ripped from yesterday's headlines.

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Star Trek: Generations Review


Good
The seventh Star Trek movie went where no man had gone before, at least not in Hollywood: Attempting to take an old and lethargic movie franchise and reinvigorate it with a new cast -- uniting both the original and new casts in one massive crossover movie.

Generations (having dispensed with the numbering of the sequels) is a fair enough film. It's massively contrived to be sure -- the Kirk-era cast and Picard-era cast were meant to be some 80 years apart -- but considering the difficulty of trying to combine two crews in one movie, Shatner & Stewart turned in a fair enough endeavor.

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Star Trek: Insurrection Review


OK
By 1998, the Star Trek legacy was looking thin. The series had run through all of its big villains, Trek's cast was happily dabbling in other projects, and the memory of Kirk and co. had long since faded happily into the land of reruns.

But you can't keep Trek down, and the crew saddled up for this lackluster experience, the likes of which would typically comprise an hour-long episode of The Next Generation, and not even a season finale.

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Star Trek: First Contact Review


Very Good
People tend to measure the quality of a Star Trek movie in relation to those near it in the cycle. Compared to episodes before (5 and 7) and those that followed (9 and 10), this eighth installment of the unkillable series is surprisingly watchable.

Jonthan "Riker" Frakes is at the helm this time, taking the Next Generation crew on its first mission without the original series cast. The setup comes fast, as Frakes trots out one of the series' most reliable villains: The Borg. Building from the mythology set up in the series, Picard (a former Borg captive) has a serious axe to grind, and when Starfleet ends up in a skirmish with an invading Borg ship, he defies orders and engages them in battle. The day is won, but an escape pod shoots from the ship, tunnels through time (stop rolling your eyes), and lands on earth. We see the effects immediately: The Borg has completely taken over the planet. The only sensible solution: Follow the Borg through the time hole and try to wipe 'em out in the past.

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Star Trek: Nemesis Review


Weak

"Star Trek" films have always faced considerable scrutiny from their detail-oriented fans, so one would think by the 10th big screen outing the shepherds of the series would know better than to make a movie full of flubs.

Yet while "Star Trek: Nemesis" is a formidable, dignified sci-fi adventure when sticking to the substance of its story -- about a baneful young clone of Capt. Picard leading enemy aliens in battle against the starship Enterprise -- the picture grows decidedly flimsier with its many out-sized, out of character and logically porous action set pieces.

Take, for example, the silly dune buggy sequence in which Picard (Patrick Stewart), android Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) and Klingon Lt. Commander Worf (Michael Dorn) go conspicuously gallivanting around the planet of a pre-warp civilization (a violation of Star Fleet's Prime Directive that goes completely unaddressed), being shot at by locals and staging daredevil stunts, a la "XXX."

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