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Interviews | LeVar Burton
The movies

How do you think the films run in parallel alongside the TV franchise?


The advantage of doing a film every couple of years is that it gives us an opportunity to revisit these characters from time to time and to check in with them and to see what they’re doing.

The danger is that we fail to take advantage of the supposition that they will have grown since our last visitation.

The obvious advantage of doing a movie every couple of years, as opposed to a television series is that it obviously enables us to do other things with our lives. There is really, when you’re doing a television series, especially one that shoots the way Star Trek does - twenty six episodes, ten months of the year - by the time you wrap that twenty sixth episode of the season, you’re exhausted and really need a two month break to sort of recuperate and – and come back to your centre.

I have loved over the past several years being able to sink my time into developing my producing and directing career.

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