Star Trek Wardrobe Test: That’s Not LaVar Burton!

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Alt universe Geordi has 0 problems with the ladies.

The above image of Geordi from Star Trek: The Next Generation throws a lot of people for a loop. “Oh mah gawd, Geordi would have looked so weird with Jheri curls! LaVar Burton was really rocking that hair!”

The one thing people get wrong about that image is that’s not LaVar Burton.

And that’s coming from the man himself, LaVar Burton:

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The image comes from some tests they were doing for makeup, costume, and eye props. Mr. Burton was probably too busy expanding minds on the set of Reading Rainbow to make it to that particular screen test.

In fact, you can see him later in the video of these tests wearing the most 80s sweater ever (at 4:05 mark).

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Of course, you don’t have to take my word for it.

Thanks to: Mental Floss