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Take a look! It's LeVar Burton's campaign to bring back Reading Rainbow

May 28, 2014 at 2:10 PM ET

LeVar Burton wants to bring his old TV show "Reading Rainbow" back to life and he needs your help.

He is trying to raise $1 million on Kickstarter to revive the beloved kids' show for the Web. Yes, there is already a Reading Rainbow app, but the former "Star Trek: The Next Generation" star wants his fans to engage their compassion subroutines for kids who might not have iPads.

"Our goal is to cultivate a love of reading in all children, not just those that have tablets," he wrote on Kickstarter. "To reach kids everywhere, we need to be everywhere: we need to be on the Web."

Burton wants to bring an interactive version of the show, along with additional teacher materials, to more than 1,500 classrooms through the Web.

But what if helping kids fly, like in butterflies in the sky, is not enough to get people to open their wallets? 

Then there are Kickstarter rewards like T-shirts, tote bags, and even a private dinner with Burton in Los Angeles for $3,500. (Keep it together, Troy Barnes).

For $10,000, not only do you get to have dinner with Burton, you get to wear Geordi La Forge's trademark visor from "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Better get some money together quickly; July 2 is the last day of the Kickstarter campaign.

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