Reading Rainbow goes Behind the Scenes of Star Trek: The Next Generation


Can you think of a more perfect person that this ship’s engineer to give you a behind the scenes tour of the Next Generation Enterprise? Well it happened in 1988 in a very special and now almost legendary episode of LaVar Burton’s other iconic TV show, “Reading Rainbow”. Even though the show was aimed at kids, it is still one of the best behind the scenes peek at the stars and people who made the show.

I have watched a surprising amount of Reading Rainbow, but this is by far my favorite episode. So, are you ready to learn how sparkles were used to make a memorable Trek effect?

Let’s Reading Rainbow!!!


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