If I'd been the interviewer there, I'd have been sorely tempted to pretend not to know that TNG existed just to underline how silly Burton's being.
Burton: Disappointed, quite frankly, that his timeline negates the existence of Next-Gen...
Burton: Y'know, the show! The show I was in.
Int.: What, Roots?
Burton: No, Star Trek!
Int.: You were in Star Trek?