STAR TREK TNG's LeVar Burton Is "Disappointed" With J.J. Abrams' New Timeline
Burton, who played Chief Engineer Geordie La Forge in the Star Trek: The Next Generation tv series, praised director J.J. Abrams work on the new Trek movies, but also seems let down because he feels the new timeline leaves no room for any "Next Gen" characters..
Not long after former Captain Kirk William Shatner had a pop at Abrams and his acquisition of two of the biggest sci-fi franchises of all time, we have another former Star Trek alumnus voicing some displeasure. This time it's former TNG crew member Geordie La Foerge, aka LeVar Burton. "J.J. [Abrams] [is] a very good director, he really is", said Burton." He directed the hell out of the first movie. I'm really interested to see what he wants to talk about in his upcoming movie.” But the actor - who appeared at Creation Entertainment’s Grand Slam Convention: The Stark Trek and Sci-Fi Summit, alongside fellow ‘Next Gen’ stars Sir Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner - followed that up with a bit of criticism. “[But] I'm disappointed, quite frankly, that his timeline negates the existence of ‘Next Gen’. I think that's silly.". Well, the thing is I'm not sure the new timeline DOES leave no room for TNG. I mean yeah, The Romulans and "classic" Spock travel back from a future where the events of TNG are supposed to take place and they are not mentioned, but does that mean they don't exist? What do you guys think? Does Burton have a point or could this be more a case of sour grapes for not being asked to be involved?
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