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Watch: LeVar Burton & Patrick Stewart Kiss + More From Star Trek: TNG Reunion in Toronto March 10, 2013

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Last night Star Trek: The Next Generation stars Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis and Gates McFadden reunited on stage at Toronto Comic-Con. Highlights of the event can be seen online including Stewart and Burton kissing and Frakes and Stewart trading impressions of each other’s TNG characters. Watch the highlights below.


Watch: TNG Toronto Reunion Highlights

Last night the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation appeared together on stage at Toronto Comic-Con. Below you can watch video clips from the event (thanks to a Candace Salmon on YouTube).

Cast tell stories about each other – Stewart and Burton kiss…

Cast talk about what they kept from the show – Sirtis stole her wardrobe chair, tried to take set chair…

Reacting to fan on how show impacted her life Frakes does Picard impression and Stewart does Riker impression…

Asked what they would do differently Siritis says she would talk to writers about more Troi backstory, McFadden jokes "I talked to the writers and got fired!"

Stewart and Dorn quote Shakespeare…

Cast asked about how show represented minorities – Spiner jokes about being black.


1. NCC-73515 - March 10, 2013

Still the best of all the Trek teams :D

2. Federali Aundy - March 10, 2013

DS9 was better.

3. Roger More - March 10, 2013

Cor blimey guvnor.

4. Legend of Link - March 10, 2013

Great crew…

5. MJ - March 10, 2013

Knowing how poor many Brits take care of their teeth, I can only hope that Levar kept his lips sealed during that kiss. LOL

PS: @2. Yes, DS9 better, by a long shot. And TOS was the best of them all.

6. Red Dead Ryan - March 10, 2013

That was uncalled for. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to see two male actors kissing at a convention. In fact, I nobody needs to see any actors, male or female, kissing. It just adds a level of sleaziness that isn’t needed.

Especially in this day and age when Trek conventions are seen as easy punchline for jokes in the mainstream media.

7. Red Dead Ryan - March 10, 2013


Well, I think DS9 and TOS are tied for #1 in my opinion. TNG and “Enterprise” are tied for second, with “Voyager” and TAS in last place.

8. NCC-73515 - March 10, 2013

Oh yay, here go the nationality stereotypes and homophobia, before we even reach 10 comments! XD

9. Gilberto - March 10, 2013

Who wouldn’t like to be kissed by the Captain of the Enterprise or the immortal Kunta Kinte????????? It’s a kiss of affection, not of romance.

10. Gilberto - March 10, 2013

It’s definetly NOT sleazy. Ah, but I remember this Red Dead Ryan is a homophobic that once was very rude with me in a post. This guy doesn’t count, NCC-73515.

11. Captain Jack Bauer - March 10, 2013

I was there. It was a totally awesome night. You got a real sense of how much of a family the TNG cast really is.

12. MJ - March 10, 2013

One wonders if during the kiss Stewart perhaps said, “Engage,” and then LaFord inserted his tongue?

13. g - March 10, 2013

Punch it!

14. Red Dead Ryan - March 10, 2013

#8, 10.

Excuse me? I said nothing homophobic. Read my post again, geniuses.


15. I'm Dead Jim! - March 10, 2013

I really wish they could have one more shot together in their TNG roles. Hell, JJ can direct it. I don’t care. Just make it happen with a great script! I love these guys!

16. John Gill - March 10, 2013

You didn’t have to say it, Red Dead Ryan, it’s between the lines in the way you write and express yourself.

17. Keachick - March 10, 2013

Patrick Stewart kissed Gates McFadden and then LeVar Burton kissed Patrick Stewart…The audience didn’t seem to mind. Lots of fun to be had, it seemed.

I don’t mind the kissing so much. It would have been better, more appropriate, if they had kissed on the cheek or foreheads. Kissing on the lips tends to symbolize greater (sexual) intimacy between the couple kissing. I have never kissed my children or other family members on the lips, only my Chris. I do not mean Chris Pine. Never met CP. Love to give and get a kiss/peck on the cheek from CP…who knows?

18. CmdrR - March 10, 2013

It’s so good to see these guys enjoying each others company.
I don’t care what the excuse, they really should do a TNG story… somewhere.

19. Keachick - March 10, 2013

#5 The two people from Britain were Patrick Stewart and Marina Sirtis. I saw nothing wrong with their teeth.

Do Brits take worse care of their teeth than other people? What makes you think that?

20. CmdrR - March 10, 2013

What the hell do we care if old friends kiss?
However… if they’re handin’ out kissies, dibs on Marina… and a little Gates as well, thankyouverymuch.

21. MJ - March 10, 2013

The lips must be drawn..HEEEEERE!


22. Dave H - March 10, 2013


It’s common knowledge that Brits in general have the worst cared for teeth among peoples in the Western democracies.

23. JohnRambo - March 10, 2013


STRAIGHT KIRK WHO ARE YOU? lol Star Trek was and is still the best show:-)

24. American Pastor - ambassador of Christ in The US - March 10, 2013


25. Red Dead Ryan - March 10, 2013


Ain’t that the tooth!


26. somethoughts - March 10, 2013

#2 and #5 LOL no, there would not be star trek today without TNG ;)

All Hail TNG!

The order is TNG, TOS, all others tied for last place lol

Yes we will keep it civil, no need for insults, just personal opinion hehe

27. somethoughts - March 10, 2013


Dam, I couldn’t go due to a bad cold….not sure when they will be back in Toronto again, sigh

28. Keachick - March 10, 2013

#22 – Is it common knowledge though?

I recall a lot of people criticizing Tom Hardy when he appeared in This Means Wars because of what they considered bad teeth. This was because some of his bottom teeth are crowded and a bit crooked. One of top teeth stands out a bit from the rest. The reality is – they are NOT bad teeth. They just don’t look as good, as neat and tidy as teeth when they have received COSMETIC orthodontic treatment. Tom Hardy is wealthy enough to be able to afford any dental treatment he either desired or was necessary. What is more, if the dental treatment was necessary, as in having a tooth filled because of decay, extraction etc, it is likely that he would be covered by Britain’s NHS which provides necessary dental treatment, including orthodontics, for all of its citizens for a small fee that is capped.

In truth, it is possible that New Zealanders may have the worst teeth of any people of the affluent western nations. That is because orthodontic treatment is no longer free or even subsidized, for anyone, and once a person reaches the age of 18, ordinary dental coverage through the health system no longer applies. There is a limited Dental Benefit available but most people do not qualify. Oral health is becoming a major problem and it is literally embarrassing. There are so many people now walking around with partially empty mouths in the poorer areas. Dentists cannot apply for any subsidies in order to help their clients pay for the high cost of good dental care. My sister (bless her) has paid more than $8,000 to have her nephews, my sons, receive NECESSARY orthodontic treatment.

29. govna - March 10, 2013

@ 28 yes. it is common knowledge. Brit’s teeth are often the target of jokes. It’s a common, rather harmless, stereotype that brits have bad teeth and/or dont care for their teeth very well.

Of course, like any stereotype, it’s probably based on something in reality….but in no way does it reflect the entire group.

view this old SNL commercial:

30. Son of Jello - March 10, 2013

6 What an uptight cowboy you are. Why would people’s expressions of affection be so upsetting for you. Is hand holding ok is it a strictly a no touching world your looking for. Kirk kisses space tramp’s all the time. Or are you having an issue with male on male affection.

31. Ridiculous - March 10, 2013

Yeah I love how homophobia is allowed on here, but I make one sexy comment about Marina Sirtis and it gets slashed. I’m starting my own forum, sod these double standards.

32. Son of Jello - March 10, 2013

Tom Cruise has nice white teeth but he’s bat sh@t crazy. The point being the quality of teeth doesn’t describe the quality of the person. Defining someone due to their physical characteristics is just sad and I think star trek fans should be well beyond Homophobia and judging people by their looks. Shame on you all for being that way.

33. Red Dead Ryan - March 10, 2013

For all you dumbasses out there falsely accusing me of homophobia, I said I was against all types of kissing at Trek conventions. Especially between actors, whether they are male or female. It was done for shock value, nothing more. It was dumb. And it was uncalled for.

34. dmduncan - March 10, 2013

Patrick Stewart kissing William Shatner’s bum — now THERE’S a snap I’d like to see.

Make it hap’n cap’n!

35. MJ - March 10, 2013

“Oh yes, you do. This isn’t a holding cell. It’s a laboratory maze, a carefully structured test. It’s an experiment to see how well we kiss under pressure.”

36. That One Guy - March 10, 2013

My thoughts upon reading the headline:


37. K-7 - March 10, 2013

Lay off Red Dead Ryan. Kissing like that is a dumb stunt. I’m not getting the purpose beyond the press sensationalism that two actors who are largely forgotten by Hollywood now are getting from this?

38. Red Ded Ryan - March 10, 2013


Thanks, man! Appreciate it!

I will correct you a bit though, Patrick Stewart is going to be in the next “X-Men” movie, so he isn’t forgotten yet.

LeVar Burton, is yesterday’s news, however.

39. Anti-Hate. - March 10, 2013

Is RDR’s posts shielded by a mod? Looks like his is anti-gay and anything against him is blocked. Just saying.

40. Red Dead Ryan - March 10, 2013


I said nothing anti-gay. Geez!

41. K-7 - March 10, 2013

Why are folks trying to make this into a gay rights issue? I don’t believe either actor is gay? Huh?

This seems to me to be more about dumb-ass behavior by probably drunk actors at a convention. Like we all haven’t seen that before, right?

A number of actors (yes, you Will Wheaton) seem to think it is OK to let F-bombs fly and act like they are such impressive trash-talkers now at these conventions. Well this is starting to turn a lot of us convention goers off. And this latest stunt by Stewart and Burton just builds on this moronic and negative trends in Trek convention programming. I want to see and hear about Star Trek at conventions, not people making out and throwing off F-bombs and dark humor.

42. K-7 - March 10, 2013


Good to have you back. I remember all the of times over the years when you have posted here.

Oh wait a minute, come to think of it, I’ve never seen you post here before? But yet, you seem so familiar, and are calling Red Dead Ryan by his initials like you know him?

Strange, huh? Hmm?

(PS: Have the balls to challenge him by using your regular name here next time instead of hiding behind sock-puppet trickery like a coward)

43. Keachick - March 11, 2013

#31 – Did your post about Marina Sirtis not go through or was it posted here and then deleted? I don’t recall seeing any post from you about Marina Sirtis.

Are you a new poster here? One thing you should know is that this site is a little daft in that if you write certain words, the entire post gets deleted before it even reaches the board. It is even stranger because they are not the bad words, like the ‘f’ word, they are words like p-rnography or in-s-rance or Philopino spelled with “F” instead of “Ph”. I kid you not. So check what words you are using and try again.

44. Luke Montgomery - March 11, 2013

Saying you don’t want to see “especially two guys kiss” is the homophobic comment. Gay people are pretty sick of seeing straight kissing all around but if two guys kiss its “crossing the line” It’s a homophobic double standard and you better get used to seeing us because we are no longer intimidated by your homophobia and don’t care if you are bothered. In fact after a life time of being told not to “flaunt it” its fun to see homophobes get upset. :)

45. Dave H - March 11, 2013

I am a gay man, and heterosexual guys pulling publicity stunts like this irritate me to no end.

46. Nick - March 11, 2013

I don’t think any of these great people are has-beens …

George Washington had wooden teeth …

Keachick … thanks for promoting The LOTLWC so well once again … (your comments make me cringe mate) …

Kissing is fine … welcome to the 21st century …

47. Demode - March 11, 2013

#45: you need to get over yourself. Patrick and LeVar are friends with over 25 years of history, who love each other as dear friends. They are family to each other. If they are comfortable kissing as friends, more power to them. They weren’t pulling a ‘gay’ stunt, and if two straight men kissing bothers you, that is your problem.

48. Son of Jello - March 11, 2013

45 David H are there rules here two gay men is OK but two strait men not OK?. Are heterosexual men needing to ask the gay community to see if the way they express affection for each other is OK. I pretty sure that gay people kissing in public has caused media attention in the past. The only difference being that Burton and Stewart are not doing it for publicity they are already at a publicity event they have the attention of the audience. They are at work and are having some fun they have worked together for years/decades and I think that the kiss is an expression of how comfortable they are with each other an expression of trust and respect between the two.

It takes a well established relationship between people for something like a kiss to be of no consequence. Its the audience that plays it up and turns it into an issue. An issue that only exists in someones reaction to it and not in the actual incident. So in the end nothing happened but a few people were upset about something that made them uncomfortable.

49. CAPT KRUNCH - March 11, 2013

Kirk and Uhura eat your hearts out…the interracial kiss for the next generation!…make it so!……..

50. bmar - March 11, 2013

Oh please, there was nothing sexual about that kiss. It was a somewhat dramatically comedic kiss between two old friends – showing genuine affection for each other.

51. Keachick - March 11, 2013

“Keachick … thanks for promoting The LOTLWC so well once again … (your comments make me cringe mate)…”

What on earth does “LOTLWC” mean?

I am not against kissing, unlike one of the posters here who did not want to see any kissing at all. I guess I am not used to seeing people who are (presumably) not lovers or romantically involved kissing on the lips.

52. Jack - March 11, 2013

That teeth thing is a myth.

And, cripes, they were goofing around (they’re actors for Pete’s sake) — it seems unlikely that it was a bloody publicity stunt, because, well, who cares.

I gotta say RDR, not saying you’re anti-anything, but that “I don’t need to see” tends to make folks a little touchy — because it brings up that ‘it’s okay to be gay, just don’t shove it in my face / how do I explain it to my kids.”

It’s a kiss — they weren’t making out on stage.

Our society’s priorities are screwed up.

I taught in South Korea after university, and I got off the plane at 11, to our city by 2 and was teaching at 8 — totally bleary and jetlagged and overwhelmed. And the class full of masculine 15 and 16-year-old boys were sitting in each others laps, holding hands, caressing each others faces, grabbing each other”s butts (all things straight men do there) and I was so confused, and kind of offended — and I’m gay.

So, er, did McFadden get into more details about the firing? I’ve always been curious about that — the character was so wiggy and muted when she came back.

53. Khaaan, the weasel - March 11, 2013

Wow, we all know about Kirk/Spock slash fiction, but this might give rise to a whole new bunch of obnoxious slash fiction: Slashers rejoice, here comes Picard/LaForge!

54. Jack - March 11, 2013

Kachick, both sets of my grand parents (ukrainian and french) always kissed us, and their kids, on the lips for hello/goodbye. Quick, not-gross kisses. I didn’t like it because I was terrified of germs.

55. ST:EXP - March 11, 2013

You would be glad you didn’t go all the way to Toronto for the event. It was very poorly run. It took away from the fun of being around the cast.

First off, at the evening cast event on stage, their mics kept crapping out, so people were getting frustrated.

And then even if you bought “first priority tickets” for 3x the normal price, it wasn’t assigned seating, it just meant they let you into the theatre 2 hours early to go clamour for a seat before everyone else. Then you had to sit there and hold it. By the time the cast event started at 7pm, you had to piss your pants.

During the autographs in the day, you had to be stealthy to take polite pics while they signed, even from a respectable distance… they hired a jerkoff to flash a pin light at any camera they saw to ruin the shot.

They apparently don’t understand people are at what amounts to a sci-fi public flea market and it’s common to take photos of what you see.

Hobbystar is famously known year after year for disrespecting paying guests to their events. During Saturday, people driving in were turned away and told it was sold out. But other people returning an hour later were let in. If you used your mobile phone to buy tickets on their website on Saturday, you would be allowed in. But in person at the same time… turned away.

Year after year they are at capacity but refuse to buy a larger venue. It’s too bad the attendees weren’t better organized as their could be grounds for a mild class-action lawsuit just on misrepresentation grounds alone.

The larger North Building of the convention centre sat totally empty all weekend.

Every event I’ve been to in the USA, especially events run by Creation, are so much more organized.

When you buy premium tickets, you actually get in front of lines/front seats, etc.

Then if you complain online, someone will undoubtedly always troll and reply “if you don’t like it, don’t go”. Yes, that logic makes perfect sense.

Why innovate and serve the paying public, right?

56. Jack - March 11, 2013

42. And out come the ‘I’ve never seen you post before’ Gestapo.

57. Mark Lynch - March 11, 2013

All videos are black and blank on my screen…

58. BatlethInTheGroin - March 11, 2013

#6: Seriously?


You need to lighten up.

59. BatlethInTheGroin - March 11, 2013

#45: You’re just as bad as #8.

60. Michael Towns - March 11, 2013

You will never see “British Pride” toothpaste in the stores.

61. J Alexander - March 11, 2013

Wow, considering its a Trek website, I thought there’d be a lot of open minded, friendly people. So seeing some comments which could be described as potentially xenophobic and homophobic, is a little surprising. They may well be meant in a light hearted manner, but jokes tend not to translate too well on the printed page.

62. Anthony Thompson - March 11, 2013

Oh my!

63. Red Dead Ryan - March 11, 2013

For all you PC-fanatics out there, I never said anyting anti-gay. Neither Stewart nor Burton are gay. I just don’t think a Trek convention is the place for stunts like that. And to be fair, I would be just as opposed to it if it were a man and a woman, or two women, instead.

When I want to get news about conventions…..I want actual news. Not silly stunts like two actors kissing just to shock the audience.


64. Danpaine - March 11, 2013

Relax, Cupcakes.

It was for a thing called “fun.” Look it up.

65. Mark from Mainz - March 11, 2013

I don’t see anything wrong with the kiss

66. gingerly - March 11, 2013


You protest too much.

There’s nothing “sleazy” about a dry peck on the mouth. And I highly doubt you’d be protesting at all if it were a man and woman kissing.

You only threw in the caveat at the last minute to deflect criticism.

Don’t be mad because people can see through it.

67. EM - March 11, 2013

A Trek convention is the perfect place for this kind of playfullness! I’m sure that the audience got a kick out of the shennanigans!

68. weyoun_9 - March 11, 2013

Okay…this whole thread is ridiculous. And, I’m sorry, but the reason this is even an issue at all is because of the headline. If these clips had been posted under “TNG cast reunites in Toronto” and people were watching these videos…I bet one person MIGHT have posted something like, “did anyone see that Stewart/Burton kiss in the video?” If you watch the whole clip…he kisses Gates McFadden as well. Shocking, I know.

This kiss between great friends is not remotely newsworthy and it seems as though the headline was selected for no other reason than to stir the pot. The articles writer is not listed, but if you’re not embarrassed…you really should be.

69. gingerly - March 11, 2013

There’s nothing wrong with the headline.

The only person who has an issue is Red Dead Ryan, who tried to cover up his obvious homophobia.

I mean, why even mention their gender in the first place if it wasn’t a point of contention for him?

70. Plato - March 11, 2013

Well, at least no one’s complaining it was an inter-racial kiss. PROGRESS!

71. dmduncan - March 11, 2013

Too much fluroide consumption during a baby’s development in the womb causes dental fluorosis, not to mention lowering the IQ, and from what I’ve read there are some areas in the UK with high percentages of dental fluorosis which does indeed make the teeth look bad. America has an over-fluroidation problem as well, but we also have a much larger population, so the effects may appear diluted in our population when compared to the population of a smaller country.

If you look at yoru teeth closely in the mirror and even if ypou have nice teeth, if you can see tiny white specks in them, that’s a sign that you were probably exposed to too muhc fluoride in the womb.

Scientists used to believe, falsely, that fluoride wasn’t a danger to babies because they thought it couldn’t cross the placentla barrier. Now we know that’s BS. It can and does, damaging the unborn baby in the womb.

72. dmduncan - March 11, 2013

ipad typos, sorry

73. Mr Colgate - March 11, 2013

We have the bad teeth, you’re all just dammed fat.

74. Anthony Pascale - March 11, 2013

I’m not sure why but people are getting unhinged here. I want everyone to find a way to avoid getting personal and too worked up over what was a bit of silly fun.

75. MC1 Doug - March 11, 2013

Anthony, don’t you just have to shake your head in wonderment (and maybe disgust) sometime?

I can tell this was intended to be a playful article but no! some people just have to show their true colors. Yeesh!

For the two decades + that the TNG cast have known each other, they have always… always talked about how they are a family. Families show affection upon seeing each other… if this makes some people uncomfortable, I feel sorry for them….

But back to the original topic. Thanks Anthony, for your team’s great coverage of an event that most of us would love to have attended!

76. Jordan - March 12, 2013

God I love these people so much.

77. James McFadden - March 15, 2013

It would be nice to see a continuation of TNG which would include characters from DS9 and Voyager. I would what effect will the destruction of Romulus in 2387 have on these characters? is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.