Tonight Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton will be seen in a family TV movie with a sci-fi theme "The Jensen Project", on NBC. The film is actually a ‘back door pilot’ that could result in a series. We have a preview and commentary from Burton below to get you started.
Burton on Jensen Project
The Jensen Project is a sci-fi TV movie targeted at a family audience which was co-produced/sponsored by Proctor and Gambel and Wal-mart. The story is about a top-secret project that develops technology where one of the members ‘goes rogue’ and has to be stopped. Burton plays one of the scientists at the secret facility.
If the two hour film airing tonight on NBC at 8 PM succeeds it could result in a series. in an interview with The Boston Herald, Burton says that he could see himself going back to series television:
Having had the finest television experience I can ever expect to have in one career in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ I have faith to jump back into the fray…I think I’ve got one more television series in me before I’m done
Here is the trailer.
And here are some cast interviews, including LeVar