Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Win Lunch with LeVar Burton and support a good cause at the same time....

The AIDS Research Alliance is sponsoring a contest right now to win a lunch and photo opp with Star Trek: The Next Generation star LeVar Burton. 

 If you are interested in participating in this promotion, you can sign up for the contest here.

I have entered the contest, myself, for two reasons.  

First, I'm a big fan of Mr. Burton's performances, going way back. I enjoyed his work not only on Star Trek, but Reading Rainbow, Captain Planet, and Roots.

And secondly, if I get the opportunity to share lunch with LeVar Burton, I plan to discuss with him how Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) is actually an allegory for the post-War on Terror Age, and therefore not a betrayal of Gene Roddenberry's vision, as I've heard him describe the sequel.

All kidding aside (because, in fact, I really do want to discuss this with LeVar Burton...), this contest supports a wonderful cause -- the search for a cure to AIDS -- and who wouldn't want to break bread with  the man who so vividly brought to life Geordi La Forge?

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