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Interviews | LeVar Burton
Killer costumes

Patrick Stewart said the original costumes caused you all lots of pain, is that true?

Picture Well the space suit is just an unnatural thing to wear. It was designed for human beings, but it turned out to be not so human user friendly. It was always uncomfortable. I mean spandex isnít, you know, exactly a material that exists in nature.It didnít breathe, it didnít move. It was tough to wear.

Didnít give you backache like Patrick?

No, but heís a big whiner. We none of us liked it, but we didnít whine like he did. No thatís not true, we all whined about our space suits. We all hated our space suits. I think he just whined the loudest.

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