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LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow reboot is the biggest thing to hit Kickstarter since that meddlesome girl P.I. Veronica Mars. Having easily streamed past its initial $1 million goal, and nearing its secondary goal of $5 million, Burton and his team are giving it a big push that will have some very specific appeal to Trekkies. If you love Reading Rainbow, and if you love Star Trek, then Burton has a treat for you. (more…)

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We featured Levar Burton‘s new Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign yesterday, along with 95% of the Internet and it seems that all the attention has paid off big time. In less than one day Burton’s Kickstarter reached the $1 million dollar goal and is still climbing. One of Burton’s Reading Rainbow team decided to video Burton’s reaction when the $1 million dollar goal was reached and we’ve got his tearful reaction video below. (more…)

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We’ve seen some pretty ridiculous shit pop up ever since the phenomenon of Kickstarter infected the Internet. Not all the stuff that people want funding for makes a lot of sense, particularly when it comes to big-moneyed stars trying to get other (i.e.: poorer) people to pay for their pet projects. But one of the latest Kickstarter campaigns is actually worthy of our attention. Star Trek: The Next Generation star, LeVar Burton is looking to get some cash together so he can restart his old educational show, Reading Rainbow. (more…)