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The New ‘Reading Rainbow’ Is Going to Have Awesome ‘Star Trek’ Episodes

Levar Burton is probably best known for being the host of Reading Rainbow, which recently catapulted the Internet into action and is returning with new, web-based episodes. But Burton is also a crewmember of the Starship Enterprise, and he’s recruiting his old pals for some special Star Trek episodes of the new iteration of Reading Rainbow. There will be a “Men of Star Trek” (with Riker, Data and Worf) and “Women of Star Trek” (with Counselor Troi and Doctor Crusher).

But perhaps most exciting is that each captain will also get their own episode, as is a captain’s right. Patrick Stewart and William Shatner will be appearing in individual episodes, and if these two geniuses recent work is any indication, those will be episodes worth tuning in for. It’d be tempting to end this with some joke about Reading Rainbow exploring the “final frontier” of education, but that’s too easy. We’d rather our jokes boldly go where no jokes have gone before …

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