It's not often an interview gets turned around. But when LeVar Burton hears the interviewer was on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation as filming began in '87, he enthuses, "Wow! What was that like?"
I tell him Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner were hilarious all-day guides. Patrick Stewart was uncomfortable, Gates McFadden was mad about something in her bio. And I was a little taken aback at lunch to sit opposite a fully made-up turtle-headed Klingon (Michael Dorn) - eating a salad.
"Wow, 'Turtle head.' That's very 'inside' nomenclature," he says, giggling. "That tickles me because it was so long ago. Man, we were clueless then. But we were already enjoying each other's company."
This weekend at Toronto's Comicon, the entire Next Generation gang will reunite - Stewart (Captain Picard), Frakes (Cmdr. Riker), Burton (Lt. Cmdr. La Forge), Dorn (Lt. Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), Spiner (Lt. Cmdr. Data) and McFadden (Dr. Crusher).
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