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Preview Images of LeVar Burton on Thursday’s “Community” February 14, 2011

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On Thursday Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton will appear on the NBC sitcom Community, playing himself. To get you started we have more details and photo previews of the episode below.


LeVar Burton on Community this Thursday

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton will sitcom Community this week playing himself. The episode "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking" airs on Thursday at 8 PM on NBC.

Episode synopsis:

A brush with death prompts Pierce to bestow final gifts upon his pals. Britta receives a blank check to donate to a charity of her choice; Jeff has a chance to meet his father; and Troy meets his idol, LeVar Burton. But the gifts soon turn out to be more than the gang had bargained for.


LeVar Burton (as Himself) and Joel McHale (Jeff Winger) on NBC’s Community "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"

LeVar Burton (as Himself) and Donald Glover (Troy Barnes) on NBC’s Community "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"

LeVar Burton (as Himself) and Donald Glover (Troy Barnes) on NBC’s Community "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"

LeVar Burton (as Himself) and Donald Glover (Troy Barnes) on NBC’s Community "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"

Photos: NBC


1. MikeTen - February 14, 2011

What’s Mr. Burton doing in the third picture, going a little “reading rainbow” on the guy ;)

2. Jordan - February 14, 2011

Community is one of my favorite shows for the past two years. I am thrilled that Levar decided to guest star on this show and is able to poke fun at himself. Can’t wait for the episode!

3. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - February 14, 2011

Levar look great. I think if they did another Star Trek Series they should get Lavar to be in it. Either As Georidi. Or Maybe as a la Forge in the 22nd Century say during the Romulan War.

4. SChaos1701 - February 14, 2011

Freakin’ love Community. It became even better when I became a community college professor.

5. Daniel Broadway - February 14, 2011

Does that man ever age?

6. Enterprisingguy - February 14, 2011

Levar looks fantastic. He definitely should still be doing Star Trek. I could easily see him as a Captain of a Starfleet Corps of Engineers ship! That would make a great show with tons of possibilities for new AND existing characters.

7. Captain A - February 14, 2011

Love Community! Great show.

And yes…more TNG, please!

8. DJT - February 14, 2011

Love the Reading Rainbow pic. :)

9. Markonian - February 14, 2011

@6: Yeah, a Captain Geordi La Forge of the USS Challenger would be great (but, unfortunately, somewhat unlikely at the moment).

10. captain_neill - February 15, 2011

Gret to see LeVar on TV again.

And Happy Birthday for tomorrow Levar.

11. Majicou - February 15, 2011

D&D and LeVar Burton in a mere few weeks? I’m concerned that this show may become overloaded with awesome.

12. I'm Dead Jim! - February 15, 2011

I look forward to seeing this. Love the pics but what, doesn’t NBC provide video clips?!

13. CmdrR - February 15, 2011

“Moldy Spud!” My all-time favorite book!

Great show; great to see LeVar on it. I’ll have to keep an eye open for TNG/Roots/Reading Rainbow jokes.

14. Clinton - February 15, 2011

#12 Sadly, they don’t have clips every week for “Community.”

This is my favorite show and I can’t wait for Thursday and LeVar!

15. gingerly - February 15, 2011


Can’t believe I’m the first to say it but, *clearly* LeVar is telling Troy, “Take a look, it’s in a book.”

…But you don’t have to take my word for it.

16. Canon Schmanon - February 15, 2011

OH MY GOD! It’s been almost 24 hours since Anthony posted anything! Surely doom has come upon us all. This site is done for…

As for LeVar, I’ve always thought he didn’t get a fair shake after Trek ended. Actually, he never really got a fair shake in TNG. His role was never that dynamic, so LeVar didn’t get to show his acting chops. He had to speak so much technobabble that they didn’t have enough time to write him a real story. Much of the time, I hate to say, I found Geordi boring. But no fault to LeVar. He did great with what he was given.

17. TJ Trek - February 15, 2011

Agreed, On further viewing Geordi got a bad shake. I think LeVar is a fine actor though.

18. Khan was Framed! - February 15, 2011

Community is the funniest network sitcom on TV, just a nudge ahead of Modern Family for brilliant writing.

But you don’t have to take my word for it…

19. Canon Schmanon - February 15, 2011

Oh, yeah, don’t get me wrong. Burton is a very good actor. I’d have liked to have seen meatier, grittier Geordi stories. LeVar could have handled it easily.

20. Kevin - February 16, 2011

“Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton will sitcom Community this week playing himself.”

21. I'm Dead Jim! - February 16, 2011

I hear from OTHER sources that today is LeVar’s birthday. Wake up!!!!

I give up.

22. GarySeven - February 17, 2011

Inconsistency is the new consistency on
I predict another new consistency: condescending posts about how those who prefer consistent posts are inferior to those who can claim to be unfazed, due to their superiority, about consistent posts.

23. Craiger - February 17, 2011

Is this going to be pattern with Trekmovie? Post a few articles take a week off? If so readership will go down because people will think Anthony doesn’t care about this site anymore.

24. Craiger - February 17, 2011

Sorry I should have take a few days off unless this turns into another week? Unless their isn’t any Trek news to report anymore? If so maybe Trekmovie should become a general Scifi news site?

25. GarySeven - February 17, 2011

#23 Craiger-
I am superior to you because you get upset that this site is not consistent anymore. You are a crybaby and I am above it all.
I just wanted to be the first of these types of posts. However, unlike those, I am being sarcastic.

26. Craiger - February 17, 2011

I am not crybaby this site used to be fun for Trek news now its not. Its getting to where I am not sure about keeping it bookmarked anymore? I got rid of Trekmovie once from my bookmarks then saw the post started happening and put it back. Sorry I don’t get sarcasm sometimes.

27. Craiger - February 17, 2011

Also Trekweb updates daily. Trekmovie will start to loose readership to them and Trektoday if this inconsistency keeps up. Just keeping an eye out for Trekmovie.

28. Adam Shepherdson - February 17, 2011

meh.. whatever Ill check this site out once a week .. maybe less.. other sites take my time up now. NOTE TO ADVERTISORS ON TREKMOVIE.COM… ABANDON SHIP!


29. Rob - February 17, 2011

I wish they’d just front up and tell us what’s happening. Like #28 I only stop by occasionally now, used to visit daily. It’s made me hunt around for other Trek sites. Sad, Trekmovie used to be so good.

30. SChaos1701 - February 18, 2011

Do I want more updates….yes. But if there’s nothing to update us on then I’m not stressing. I still love this site.

31. trekmama - February 18, 2011

I watched this episode last night. So funny!

32. The Original Spock's Brain - February 20, 2011

Often in these celebrity cameos, actors aren’t essential to the plot, just a novelty. In this case, LeVar had several scenes and helped one character grow. You rocked LeVar! is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.