Preview of LeVar Burton On Tonight’s Syfy’s ‘Face Off’

Tonight Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton will be a guest judge on Syfy’s Face Off, a reality competition show for presthetic makeup artists trying to make it big in Hollywood. We have a couple of sneak peak clips from the show – check those out below.


Burton judges on Face Off

Tonight Star Trek: TNG’s LeVar Burton will be a judge on Face Off, Syfy’s competition/elimination series which explores the world of special-effects make-up artists. Burton will join judges well known in the SFX world — three-time Academy Award winner Ve Neill, famed special make-up effects artist Glenn Hetrick and director/creature designer Patrick Tatopoulos.

In tonight’s episode ("Alien Interpreters"), the contestants learn that for their Spotlight Challenge they will be working with a client, none other than creature designer, director and series judge, Patrick Tatopoulos. Each of the artists must select one of Patrick’s sketches to serve as the inspiration for an original alien creation. On the Face Off reveal stage, the contestants are elated to see guest judge Burton but quickly grow concerned when they learn that two artists will be sent packing this week.

Here are a couple of preview clips:


Face Off airs on Syfy at 10 PM. 

Face Off / Star Trek Connection

Face Off is presented by McKenzie Westmore, who is the daughter of famed Star Trek make-up artist (and Oscar and Emmy winner) Michael Westmore. Generations of the Westmore family has been part of Hollywood Make-up royalty going back to 1917. McKenzie also appeared in a few small roles on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and the film Star Trek: Insurrection.

McKenzie Westmore on "Star Trek: Voyager" and hosting "Face Off"


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Wow…no news from the Star Trek camp huh?

A new thread about the movie??!! Oh, wait………

No news about Kai Wynn and Damar both being guests on Showtimes’ Shameless this season?

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When I glanced at the above picture of Levar my first reaction was that Geordie had radically changed career paths and switched to Starfleet medical.

Good to see LeVar’s career taking off at last. A shame he bothered with all that Roots nonsense. He’s taken a long time to bounce back from that.

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8. That was funny.

Y’know, I was bummed when they made Jeordi the engineer. I always thought it was funny that a blind guy was driving the Enterprise.