LeVar Burton will get to work with his daughter for Star Trek: Picard’s third and final season.
Star Trek: Picard is wrapping up its run with season three, and they’re going out in a big way. The franchise will feature LeVar Burton, Patrick Stewart, and the rest of the Next Generation crew reprising their roles for the series’ last episode. This will serve not only to send off the cast of Picard but the cast of the Next Generation as well.
Picard will not only say goodbye to a whole heap of talent but will also continue a legendary tradition of actors playing parts next to their children. Burton will follow in the footsteps of Wiliam Shatner himself, James Kirk, as an actor who works on Star Trek alongside their children.
Kirk’s two oldest daughters appeared as minor characters on the Original Series, with his third daughter playing his personal Yeomen in Star Trek V.
Now Burton will do the same, only his daughter won’t be playing a random character, but the daughter of his character, Geordi La Forge. Burton told Yahoo (via TrekMovie.com) about how fun filming was;
"It was a lot of fun on so many levels. I also get to work with my kid: my daughter, Mica, plays one of Geordi’s two daughters. So the whole storyline really is about the next generation of The Next Generation in many respects."
Hopefully, Geordi La Forge gets more backstory than before
Geordi La Forge has always been a character I felt was underutilized, and was never given the same depth of stories as others in the franchise. That’s not to say he didn’t get his fair share, I just always felt he was the character that had the most growth from the start of The Next Generation to the end of Nemesis.
I’m hoping that they explore the growth of him as a man and as a father with the new season of Picard.
Do you know of any other times in Star Trek where a star or crew member was able to work with their children? Let us know.