Ben Vereen Featured in ScreenRant’s “10 Best Star Trek Cameos” Article!

“This outstanding reunion between Roots stars Ben Vereen and Levar Burton was a lovely homage to their roles as Kunta Kinte and Chicken George in the groundbreaking miniseries of such wide acclaim. At Burton’s request, in the famous seventh season TNG episode ‘Interface,’ Vereen appeared as Commander Edward LaForge, father to Burton’s Geordi, informing the vaunted engineer via subspace channels that the ship which his mother was posted on had disappeared.

In fact, Vereen had been binging TNG episodes while in rehab recovery after an accident in 1992 and was thrilled to appear. This cameo was a bit more of a supporting role than a one-off, but such a respectful nod to pop culture legacy must be noted.” – ScreenRant