Actor LeVar Burton says that he enjoyed his time working on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He says he’s proud of the work he did as Geordi LaForge, but if he could back in time, he’d change one thing–Geordi’s love life.
As you may recall, Geordi wasn’t successful in the romantic arena and that’s something Burton says he wish the writers had addressed.
“Yeah, one [relationship] was with an entity that was actually a monster. And the other was with a holographic representation of the woman who designed the Enterprise engines. Neither of which I would necessarily call a healthy relationship. I just wish [the writers] had allowed that part of Geordi to evolve,” Burton tells io9. “And the other stereotype was that of the nerdy guy, the engineer who is inept around women. And we just never had the opportunity—we ran out of time, I guess—we never had the opportunity to evolve beyond that. And I believe with the core of my being that Star Trek is better than that. Star Trek is better than stereotypes.”
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