So a few months ago I started following Wil Wheaton on Twitter. He is a rather infamous geek. The other day, I saw him replying to Levar Burton. Yes, thee Levar Burton. Holy crap! Now I’m following Levar Burton.
Mind you I have no intention of talking to either Wil Wheaton or Levar Burton, because I can’t babble incoherently with only 140 characters. I would seriously go “Galaxy Quest” all over the place.
Levar Burton had a special episode of Reading Rainbow where he showed the behind-the-scenes production of Star Trek: The Next Generation. That episode had an immense influence on my decision to work in visual effects. The second I saw the guy at Amblin swirling glitter in a pitcher of water to make the transporter effect, I knew that I had to do that. Unfortunately I could never copy that particular effect as a child. There was a lot of ruined glitter that month…
I respect Levar Burton too much to terrorize him on Twitter.