Watch: We honor Geordi La Forge for Black History Month's 28 Days of Heroes

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Feb 19, 2017, 11:52 AM EST (Updated)

We're heading into deep space for today's 28 Days of Heroes for Black History Month and beaming up Geordi La Forge.

We love Star Trek: The Next Generation's blind engineer, who is absolutely the man we'd want powering our ship. Geordi was never held back by his disability and in fact used his visor to help out the crew in his own unique ways. From serving as a human lie detector to "seeing" things the rest of the crew can't, Geordi found his own path to become a hero.

Also, we're pretty sure Rihanna's sunglasses line is inspired by him.

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