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Infern0 May 29 2014 01:04 AM

Levar Burton, does not age
 
Just saw Levar on the news about his Kickstarter campaign and he looks exactly the same as he did in first contact. Shockingly he's 57!!

Patrick Stewart is another who looks much the same, what's their secret

Dr. Sevrin May 29 2014 02:42 AM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
They both have portraits of themselves by Basil Hallward kept in a locked room.

QuarkforNagus May 29 2014 02:57 AM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
Well Geordie is black so he'll look younger than he is probably until the day he dies.

And Picard has always been bald. In other words, he's BEEN looking aged for quite some time now.

doubleohfive May 29 2014 03:15 AM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
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QuarkforNagus wrote: (Post 9635563)
Well Geordie is black so he'll look younger than he is probably until the day he dies.

:wtf: :eek:

Maurice May 29 2014 03:19 AM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
They have aged, and noticeably so.

HIjol May 29 2014 03:55 AM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
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doubleohfive wrote: (Post 9635629)
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QuarkforNagus wrote: (Post 9635563)
Well Geordie is black so he'll look younger than he is probably until the day he dies.

:wtf: :eek:


um...oooops... :wtf:

JirinPanthosa May 29 2014 04:12 AM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
On Community I would have guessed mid to high 40s if I didn't know better.

What's that about black people? I suppose if they don't have gray hair the signs of middle age don't stand out as much for color contrast reasons.

Dennis May 29 2014 04:26 AM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
Stewart started out playing a man about ten years older than himself - he was in his mid-40s when he started shooting TNG, and Picard was described as being in his mid-50s.

DataRules May 29 2014 07:04 AM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
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Dennis wrote: (Post 9635806)
Stewart started out playing a man about ten years older than himself - he was in his mid-40s when he started shooting TNG, and Picard was described as being in his mid-50s.

Exactly! Stewart aged into the ages of the characters he played, which is why he doesn't look like he's aged much. He played older characters from the get-go.

USS Triumphant May 29 2014 10:45 AM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
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HIjol wrote: (Post 9635737)
Quote:

doubleohfive wrote: (Post 9635629)
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QuarkforNagus wrote: (Post 9635563)
Well Geordie is black so he'll look younger than he is probably until the day he dies.

:wtf: :eek:


um...oooops... :wtf:

I believe the expression QuarkforNagus is looking for is "Black don't crack". I heard a black woman say that just yesterday, in fact. It really does seem like a lot of black and Asian people stay relatively young looking for a long, long time, and then it all catches up to them at once. It isn't completely exclusive to them, though. Remember Dick Clark? :)

Green Shirt May 29 2014 11:00 AM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
This isn't going to end well. :eek:

USS Triumphant May 29 2014 11:08 AM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
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Green Shirt wrote: (Post 9636397)
This isn't going to end well. :eek:

Calm down. There's nothing racist here - at least not from me. Just racial. Like saying that white guys are more likely than any other race or gender to be serial killers, or Hispanic people have larger families than other groups. Those are just statistically demonstrable facts. And there's certainly nothing derogatory about saying a particular race maintains their youthful appearance for longer than others. Personally, I wish I could have some of whatever causes that in a bottle. :)

Armored Saint May 29 2014 02:06 PM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
Burton already looked younger in TNG.

Alrik May 29 2014 05:59 PM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
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doubleohfive wrote: (Post 9635629)
Quote:

QuarkforNagus wrote: (Post 9635563)
Well Geordie is black so he'll look younger than he is probably until the day he dies.

:wtf: :eek:

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/q...Caption95e.jpg

JirinPanthosa May 29 2014 08:51 PM

Re: Levar Burton, does not age
 
Has it really gotten to the point where any statement observing demographic tendencies between ethnicities is automatically considered racist, even when no implicit value judgement is present?

Is the statement 'African Americans tend to be more susceptible to chronic hypertension' a racist statement?


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