LeVar Burton remains pretty proud of his work as Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation. But, looking back, there's one thing he really wishes he could change.
After watching some of the remastered Blu-ray cuts of the series, Burton said it struck him that the writers made Geordi the butt of a few too many jokes on the romantic front, making the character a bit too clichéd.
He told io9:
"Yeah, one [relationship] was with an entity that was actually a monster. And the other was with a holographic representation of the woman who designed the Enterprise engines. Neither of which I would necessarily call a healthy relationship. I just wish [the writers] had allowed that part of Geordi to evolve. And the other stereotype was that of the nerdy guy, the engineer who is inept around women. And we just never had the opportunity—we ran out of time, I guess—we never had the opportunity to evolve beyond that. And I believe with the core of my being that Star Trek is better than that. Star Trek is better than stereotypes."
Interesting thought, and considering how long The Next Generation was on the air, you have to think they could've found a bit of time to give Geordi a little more love.
What do you think? Do you wish there had been more Geordi depth, or do you think the writers had it right?