Remember how, on Star Trek: The Next Generation, you’d be at the final act of the episode, and all would seem lost, and then Geordi LaForge would pull some technobabble out of his ass that would totally save the day? Everyone would be all OH NO WE’RE ALL GONNA BE ASSIMILATED and then Geordi would get a look of dawning comprehension on his face and say something like “What if I recalibrate the transverse phase array to produce a tachyon pulse?” And it would totally work, and everyone would pat Will Riker on the back for a job well done.
So why am I reminiscing about this? Because tonight on Wilshire, Geordi LaForge is gonna be recalibrating the transverse phase array… of your Midori sour.
That’s right: Tonight, from 7 PM to 11 PM, LeVar Burton – who you also know as Kunta Kinte from Roots, and of course from Reading Rainbow – will be serving as your Celebrity Bartender, mixing drinks behind the bar at Life on Wilshire. I’ve never been to Life, but I have seen every episode of TNG, so, y’know, Life could be a rat-infested hole in the wall and I’d try to go. (DISCLAIMER: Life is NOT a rat-infested hole in the wall.) So: Tonight. 7 PM. 6311 Wilshire Boulevard. LeVar Burton.