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Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist.

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Painting Nichelle Nichols as Uhura in Original 1960s via
Good thing made the sci-fi drama HD compatible; u can really notice Nichelle Nichols's crow's feet.
The wonderful Nichelle Nichols signs autographs at Creation Event in Chicago.
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What is my life. This is magical. Mae Jemison. Nichelle Nichols. The amazing women of AKA.…
Yet another great line from the ST universe delivered perfectly by Nichelle Nichols-…
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It's still sad how Nichelle Nichols barely got any screentime considering she's one of the top-tier Trek actors
Nichelle Nichols was beyond thrilled to get a story where she did something besides opening those *** hailing frequences.
Either the first one, or the one with Nichelle Nichols because I am not totally in love with her or anything.
day to meet Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig and step on the bridge of…
The Beach, starring Mickey Mouse and Nichelle Nichols. Directed by Jonathan Frakes, music by Tubeway Army. Budget: $150m
Star Trek's Chase Masterson & Nichelle Nichols inspire to fight bullying and homophobia
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Lea Thompson is ace and John Rhys-Davis is a legend. Brent Spiner, Ian Mcdiarmid are always awesome! Nichelle Nichols 😱
There are a lot of celebrities. There's Stan Lee, Michael Rooker, Nichelle Nichols, Ming-Na Wen, Peter Mayhew, Brian Hull, and many more!
Pretty sure Nichelle Nichols and Majel Barrett do every female guest voice on It's kind of charming.
Happy Birthday to the amazing space queen, Nichelle Nichols!
Denzel, Maggie Smith, Stan Lee, Nichelle Nichols, John Legend, Seth Meyers, it's a loaded day of celebrity birthdays!
Terry Farrell, Nichelle Nichols and Bill allhave my jewellery.
I need to see Nichelle Nichols and Mae Jemison together. Just for today. Just for reasons.
Then there's Mae Jemison, the 1st black woman in space. She got to guest star on Trek & cried when she met Nichelle Nichols. Amazing.
Sigourney Weaver leads a team with Linda Hamilton, Michelle Yeoh, Karen Allen and Angela Bassett. Cameo by Nichelle Nichols as their boss.
We were graced by Nichelle Nichols' and Denise Crosby's presence today. I was in total awe, I couldn't even speak correctly.
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The legendary Nichelle Nichols aka Uhura signing autographs at for 50th anniversary
My interview is right next to Lt Uhura herself, Nichelle Nichols - wow! Thank you Jeffrey R. Gund for a wondrous...
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In line to see Nichelle Nichols and made a new friend. Hooray for
Q2 Martin Luther King Jr. telling Nichelle Nichols she had to stay on Star Trek because of the change she would inspire.
"It's gotta be a wig. Even my hair doesn't look that good."- Guy talking about Nichelle Nichols. ".but you're white." - Me.
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Whoopi did THE EXACT SAME THING when she saw Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek. Don't tell me representation doesn't matter
Lord, let me age as gracefully as Nichelle Nichols. Amen.
Nichelle Nichols inspired Whoopi Goldberg, who in turn inspired Leslie Jones. This is why we need representation.
Coolest thing to happen today? Nichelle Nichols and I wearing matching rings.
Mae Jemison (first black astronaut) & Nichelle Nichols on the TNG set. Jemison appeared on TNG's "Second Chances". https…
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with Nichelle Nichols, an absolutely beautiful & genuine person who gave us a good amount…
On stage at Comic Con HQ before heading to the Autograph Area at 2:30. See you soon! - see pic at
Meeting THE Nichelle Nichols was the highlight of the day!
Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek inspired Whoopi Goldberg to became a comedian who, in turn, inspired Representation changes lives.
Walking on stage before the premier of Star Trek Beyond. So amazing to see this legacy ca... - see pic at
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Here she is! Nichelle Nichols (on promoting diverse recruiting for
First person I will get a signature at New York Comic Con will be Carrie Fisher, then Nichelle Nichols then just MAYBE Stan Lee for giggles.
Martin Luther King was a Star Trek fan and persuaded Nichelle Nichols – Lieutenant Uhura – not to leave the show...
Ooo reference on 157th Street & Lieutenant Uhura Avenue. :) Much love for legendary Nichelle Nichols!
Leonard Nimoy & Nichelle Nichols visit their counterparts in the San Francisco Wax Museum
Majel Barrett Roddenberry might be the "First Lady" of Star Trek, but Nichelle Nichols remains the most...
Did you know Isaac Hayes and Nichelle Nichols were in a blaxploitation flick together called Truck Turner?
Happy Birthday, Nichelle Nichols! As a kid I couldn't stand "Star Trek" but would watch every week just to see her
Roddenberry. Yup. Pretty much in love with this picture of Nichelle Nichols and Austin St. John in Times Square.
Brand new on Walter Koenig & Nichelle Nichols join Star Trek: EXCELSIOR by James Heaney
I hope Dorothy Dandridge and Nichelle Nichols are also on that list.
If she's up to it.. have you ever thought of having Nichelle Nichols as a cameo? I think it would be a beautiful full circle >
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura in an early publicity shot from 1966, wearing her trademark red minidress.
Ben Carson says he was offered the role of Uhura on Star Trek before Nichelle Nichols but turned it down.
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Me and Nichelle Nichols...I'm in the blue.
One of my fav pictures with the beautiful & amazing Angelique Fawcette, of the film Unbelievable!
Live long and prosper from my daughter, Amanda, and the great Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura from Star…
Nichelle Nichols could still pull it off.
Guess who is lip syncing for schools??? I know people. Maurice Cheeks/Shiva Bidar/Nichelle Nichols/Michael...
📷 darkphoenext: Nichelle Nichols on filming the first interracial kiss on television: The director whom...
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Not only was our Nichelle Nichols one of the first African-American actresses in a…
The 2nd issue of HEY LADY is available in the K Shop & it's all about Nichelle Nichols!
why stop there, Nichelle Nichols can fill it out as Admiral, Charlize Theron can be a squadron leader
New behind-the-scenes photos of Nichelle Nichols! Before starring in Star Trek: The Original Series as Uhura,...
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Nichelle Nichols borrows Dude Vader Lightsaber to battle a young Rey at Comickaze .
Nichelle Nichols borrows Dude Vader Lightsaber to battle with young Rey...
After a tough battle, I was able to call a truce before anyone lost a limb. - see the video at
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The history of MLK convincing Nichelle Nichols to stay on the show (being the 3rd in the line of command), that is awesome
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Hello again to all LA based Star Trek fans! Here is the clue for location number 3!
I had a chance to meet Nichelle Nichols on Saturday.
Day 2 of Stan Lee's Comikaze is in full swing!
Best shot from ComicKaze: My daughter with Nichelle Nichols-Star Trek's Lt. Uhura-and me! Live long and prosper!
Live long and prosper from Lieutenant Uhura, Nichelle Nichols!
I am so Happy that Nichelle Nichols is feeling well again
Nichelle Nichols of the original Star Trek series - still unbelievably beautiful after all these yea
I love this photo,I am so glad Nichelle Nichols is well again
Tyler interviewing Nichelle Nichols at Tons of interviews and lots of fun video is…
Day 2 of is a blast! Come by and say hello and you're here.
Just Nichelle Nichols and my son's face. No biggie.
Nichelle Nichols. Thank you to everybody that came out to see us at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo this weekend!...
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Here's your bonus clue for location number 3. The sharp cliff is where the.
Nichelle Nichols, is not an astronaut, but her role in Star Trek as Lieutenant Uhura inspired many A
Nichelle Nichols -- famous for her role as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on Star Trek -- took to the skies this week on a...
Nichelle Nichols went to upper atmosphere w/NASA. (Age 82, after stroke) What'll we do today? htt…
Nichelle Nichols receives special award from Sen John Lewis at Dragoncon
Also I went to a small con over the weekend and saw Adam West and Burt Ward and Nichelle Nichols and Matthew Wood there
Nichelle Nichols, Deep Roy and Team Fourstar all signing autographs now at the back of Exhibit Hall A!
Flying the friendly skies to my Boos. Austin St. John, David Yost Jason Narvy, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei...
Nichelle Nichols is in my thoughts tonight. Hoping you recover soon. Truly Star Trek's and science fiction's grande dame
Dear Friends - Nichelle Nichols needs our prayers! She helped launch the first Space City Con and she is dear to...
which is a documentary, unsuspected footage is shown of Gene Roddenberry doin' Nichelle Nichols.
Nichelle Nichols, Gene Roddenberry, and Majel Barrett out to dinner: submitted by Game-On to t...
If Gene Roddenberry was the Great Bird of the Galaxy, Nichelle Nichols is the nightingale. (Listening to Supplemental 11)
Wishing a very Happy 82nd Birthday to the most beautiful woman on Earth. Nichelle Nichols, a hero to women...
What is MeTV? Whoever they are, they're running Star Trek TOS daily. Nice little new intro by Nichelle Nichols too.
I'm a Big fan of your love Star Trek , meeting 2 your cast members George Takei & Nichelle Nichols @ Supanova, Melbourne
early, I know. Happy Birthday to the lucky *** that got to do a lip lock with Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) My hero!
Lenard Nimoy refused to return for the animated series unless they brought Nichelle Nichols back!
Mr. Troyer. And then introduced us to his drinking buddy Nichelle Nichols from "Star Trek."
Ppl should ask Nichelle Nichols for example what she thinks of him
Such a good day yesterday at so honoured to have met the wonderful Nichelle Nichols!
Having fun with Grant at Awaiting Nichelle Nichols Q&A.
L. Nimoy also fought for Nichelle Nichols' equal pay, wrote book about Hasidism in America, & on Kabbalah-insp feminine presence of God
Same year he was in "Truck Turner" with Yaphet Kotto and Nichelle Nichols. Pretty crazy movie. :)
Happy Birthday, to the great lady of Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols!
positive representation is important! Just look at MLK & what he said about Nichelle Nichols.
Happy Birthday Nichelle Nichols, whose courage on that bus so many years ago taught us all why the caged bird sings
Nichelle Nichols signing her autograph for us
Bobby always says Nichelle Nichols for aunt may and. Yes. Please.please.
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They got Nichelle Nichols and Michael Dorn as well.
Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura had the first interracial kiss on tv. Nichelle Nichols tells the story here. . http…
The 1st interracial kiss on TV was in a "Star Trek" episode entitled "Plato's Stepchildren". Nichelle Nichols & William Shatner made out.
another great pic - Leonard Nimoy with Walter Koenig,Nichelle Nichols and George Takei .
"According to original Star Trek cast member Walter Koenig, Leonard Nimoy once fought to get Nichelle Nichols pay...
also fought for equal pay for Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura). h/t
So what does Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, and Walter Koenig have to say about that?
That time Leonard Nimoy stood up for Nichelle Nichols, who was receiving unequal pay.
TIL: Leonard Nimoy refused to voice Spock for The Animated Series unless Nichelle Nichols and George Takei were added to the …
Richard Widmark and Diana Wynne Jones in my case, but yes. Can we arrange for Nichelle Nichols to be immortal?
Nichelle Nichols, Mark Pellegrino, Glenn Morshower and other celebrity guests expressed their excitement to be in Salt Lake City for
GEEK HEAVEN. Today, Jason and I hung out at The Hollywood Show, where we posed with the lovely and gracious Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura from "Star Trek." YES WE DID. It's a TV reunion expo and costs a fortune for signatures or photos, so this is our only "official" photo. HOWEVER, we also snapped hurried photos of the great *** Van *** (with whom I had an actual 43-second conversation about the Greg Morris switched baby episode of "The *** Van *** Show"--"Our biggest laugh ever," he told me) and John Amos (who looks TERRIFIC--though not in my photo--"He was like a second father on TV," I told Jason). "Good Times" was one of the shows having a reunion, so Jason got pulled aside by Ralph Carter (Michael), who quizzed him about his life's plans and told him the story of his nephew, who just graduated from Harvard Medical School. (So sweet!) I also met Ken Foree from DAWN OF THE DEAD (!) and "The *** Van *** Show"'s Millie (Ann Morgan Guilbert) while she was on a smoking break, so I told her how she sto ...
Martin Luther King Jr. convinced Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) to stay on when she wanted to quit ht…
Happy 82nd birthday Nichelle Nichols who made television history in the 1960s as "Star Trek" Lieutenant Nyota Uhura http…
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When offers you career advice, you listen--just ask Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) welcomes Orion and Space Launch System in this video
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His "up yer shaft" retort to the happy turbolift is just superb. I've met James Doohan, George Takei and Nichelle Nichols btw
Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols was hired by NASA for a real-life space mission.
Week 203: William Shatner (Winner: Margaret Rivas) Tidbits: William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, commander of the Federation starship USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek, from 1966 to 1969; Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. In his role as Kirk, Shatner famously kissed actress Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) in the November 22, 1968, Star Trek episode, "Plato's Stepchildren." The episode is popularly cited as the first example of an interracial kiss between a white man and a black woman on scripted television in the United States. Trained as a classical Shakespearean actor, Shatner began performing at the Shakespearean Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, beginning in 1954. In 1954, he .. ...
London. Star Trek. 3-5 October. Awesome~!. In case you didn't know. William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Bruce...
Overheard: Interview: Be honest... did you steal a Tribble once the shoot wrapped? Nichelle Nichols: I...
Nichelle Nichols (Lt Uhura) would be so proud her ground breaking role didn't do much after all
"Thank you!...It's truly our pleasure to welcome Nichelle Nichols to ACCC 2014!
I think Nichelle Nichols did more for civil rights than people give her credit for.
Uniform and communications ear piece worn by Nichelle Nichols as Lt Uhura
talking about how much original Star Trek and Nichelle Nichols meant to her.
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My dad was in love with Nichelle Nichols.
I was totally named after Nichelle Nichols I was born in 1969 so my mom picked her name out of TV Guide!
A big *** yeah to Nichelle Nichols, for a lot of reasons.
Nichelle Nichols is a hero though like ugh she's so inspiring and badass and UHURA IS JUST SUCH A GREAT CHARACTER ESPECIALLY FOR THE 60s BYE
"Someone said 'Miss "'Nichols, someone wants to meet you, he's your greatest fan.' And I'm thinking it's a trekker."
Obviously I'm not Nichelle Nichols, but as a journalist, I AM a communicator, and to me Lt. Uhura was the best :)
My -- the beautiful and radiant Nichelle Nichols!
I keep reading that Koenig and Takei were in your series, but could swear that Nichelle Nichols was too - is my memory bad?
I have this monologue memorized. It's from Truck Turner. Nichelle Nichols is the bomb.
After a rocky start (for me anyway) and migraines during the first two days, the 2014 Star Trek Chicago convention was fun. Got to see William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Kate Mulgrew, Jeri Ryan, Robert Beltran, Anthony Montgomery, Suzie Plakson, Max Grodenchik, Aron Eisenberg, Robert O'Reilly, JG Hertzler and Morgan Gendel. Plus, got to hang out with Ed, Kip & Nicole, Nicholas & Beth and others again. Lots of fun surrounded by thousands of Trekkers! Now, it's post-convention depression and fond memories as I post some photos from this year's con.
Awesome last day at the convention... getting to meet Nichelle Nichols, Jeri Ryan and Robert Beltran all in one day. absolutely awesome and made even better because I got to spend it with my convention buddy Diana Gogu :) Many many pictures to come
Comicpalooza 2014 Monday, May 26, 2014, 9:00 AM Comicpalooza 2014 will take place May 23-26 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Comicpalooza is known for bringing together a host of industry heavy-hitters, including comic-book creators, artists, actors and more. Houston’s own Comicpalooza continues to grow! Now encompassing four days of excitement, fun and activities for all ages. In addition to the expanding guest lists, programming and entertainment offerings is the Education Track. New this year offering educators and students panels, workshops and demonstrations on such topics as writing, film making, animation, science, robots and video game development with more to be added. This year’s entertainment lineup includes Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Psych), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek films and TV series), Erin Gray (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Silver Spoons, The Guild), Tricia Helfer (Killer Women, Battle ...
This weekend I have Hollywood icon Nichelle Nichols, four Power Rangers, Winnie the Pooh, Ash Ketchum, Jiminy Cricket, Agent Aaron Pierce, Lost Girls Ksenia Solo and Buffy's Xander, Adam and Clem plus the Bad Boys of Art all appearing at Comicpalooza. This is the life I live. Simply amazing. Next Phoenix, Denver, Albuquerque & Miami! So stoaked to be working with ASJ for the 1st time. It is rare that I get star truck but I may geek out tomorrow.
What the *** now Nichelle Nichols is in Heroes? This is a Star Trek alternative universe isn't it?
Met Karl Urban on Skype, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, John Cho, Walter Koenig in person this week. Small world. LLAP
Star Trek LIVES signed souvenir program book (1974) by Koenig, Nichelle Nichols & George Takei This program has been personally signed (autographed) by Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols and George Takei. These were obtained by a US memorabilia dealer in person at the Star Trek convention. Was ££79 now only £59!
"Vintage Black Glamour assures a spot in history for early black celebrity" ( - April 28, 2014) Education News: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library EXCERPT: Gainer’s blog quickly grew in popularity as people discovered rarely seen images of their favourite old Hollywood stars and discovered new acts for whom the curtain had long before descended. You couldn’t find someone more well-suited for the work of cataloguing historic black celebrities. For starters, Gainer is related to one — her aunt, opera singer Margaret Tynes, who was the lead actress in Harry Belafonte’s Sing, Man, Sing! and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. And her unusual first name comes from the actress who played Star Trek’s original Uhura, Nichelle Nichols. Gainer, a former editor for GQ , was a researcher/reporter for Us Weekly and InStyle magazines. When she became underemployed, like so many writers who started their careers in print media, she had more time to pore through archiv ...
TV TONIGHT: tracing the story of people of color on American television, including the landmark Star Trek roles of Nichelle Nichols and George Takei — who details his youth spent in a Japanese internment camp. PBS Pioneers of Television: KQED 9, 8pm.
Nichelle Nichols (née Grace Dell Nichols on December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Nichols' most famous role is that of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series (1966-1969), as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where her character was eventually promoted in Starfleet to the rank of commander. Her Star Trek character was groundbreaking in U.S society at the time, and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. personally praised her work on the show and asked her to remain when she was considering leaving the series.
I would love to meet Matt Smith! We've got Amanda Tapping & Nichelle Nichols at Starfest this year. I'm excited!
Creation Entertainment held a big official Star Trek convention in San Francisco over the weekend headlined by Leonard Nimoy with a bunch of big Trek stars including Nichelle Nichols, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating and more. See below for a report plus lots of photo…
Spent the evening with Nichelle Nichols and Malcolm McDowell. McDowell is an awesome storyteller and Time After Time is still an excellent movie. He'll be at the Alex Theater in Glendale next week screening Star Trek Generations. You should go.
Nichelle Nichols of the Boys & Girls Club says black students have "suffered" under current policy, are isolated and segregated.
My husband and I met Nichelle Nichols from Star Trek Saturday. Such a sweet vibe. Awesome day :)
You know who I would love to see at the con? Actors: Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Scott Bakula, LeVar Burton, and/or Brent Spiner. Artists: Neal Adams, Mike Mignola, Jim Steranko, Bob Layton, George Pérez, Stanley Lau, and/or Phil Noto... That would be fantastic! Any one of them... Just saying ;-)
Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura from the original Star Trek.
Had a good time at the Lexington Comic Convention. Photos to come but I met 3 voice over legends, George Takei, and Nichelle Nichols. All were awesomely laid back people. My only disappointment was that I didn't get to see more friends and family there. I had a camera with me and planned on getting photos but I only saw 2 people out of the ~10 that I knew was there. I am very happy things are going well for the con but they really need to fix somethings before next year (booth placement, line management, attendance management, and it really *** when your presale crowd is waiting 40 minutes to get in while the pay at door crowd is only waiting 20)
Is Murphy Brown the "Most Badass TV Heroine" of All Time . . . or Blanche Devereaux? The unstoppable list-makers at have put out a rundown of the 43 "Most Badass TV Heroines" of all-time. It's a numbered list, and they gave CANDICE BERGEN'S Murphy Brown the top spot . . . but they also note that it's "in no particular order," which is NO FUN at all. So, let's pose the question: Who SHOULD be In our opinion . . . in addition to Murphy Brown . . . the contenders for the top spot would be: 1. Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" 2. Phylicia Rashad asClair Huxtable from "The Cosby Show" 3. Gillian Anderson asDana Scully from "The X-Files" 4. Yunjin Kim as Sun-Hwa Kwon from "Lost" 5. Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner from "Roseanne" 6. Lisa Simpson from "The Simpsons" 7. Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson on "Mad Men" 8. Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars 9. Allison Janney as C.J. Cregg on "The West Wing" 10. Nichelle Nichols as Uhura from "Star Trek" 11. Amy Po ...
Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) undergoes a mid-life crisis in this 1982 sequel from director Nicholas Meyer. As the tale commences, Kirk has surrendered his “first, best, destiny” as a starship captain, and taken an earthbound job at Starfleet Command. Adding insult to injury, Kirk’s eyesight is worsening, and Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) gives him a pair of unattractive, corrective eye-glasses for his birthday. Kirk has also foreclosed on even the opportunity to change paths at this late date in his life. “Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young,” he tells Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), Sulu (George Takei) and Dr. McCoy after the Kobayashi Maru training simulation. When the long-exiled despot and criminal Khan (Ricardo Montalban) hijacks the starship Reliant, and attempts to steal the top-secret terra-forming device called Genesis, Kirk assumes command of the Enterprise from his friend, Captain Spock (Leonard Nimoy), but must grapple with additional indignities of old age, name . ...
Land of the Giants As a result of being seen in the pilot for the TV series Braddock, Marshall's agent was contacted and a request to arrange a meeting with Irwin Allen was made which led to his getting the role in Land of the Giants, acting alongside Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Kurt Kasznar, Stefan Arngrim, Deanna Lund and Heather Young. In what was possibly a ground breaking casting decision, the Irwin Allen created series featured Marshall as a competent African-American in a leading role.This was possibly the first for an African American to be featured in such a prominent role as Dan Erickson in what was to become such a popular TV series. This was also a first for an African American male in the 1960s to be featured so prominently in science fiction, quite advanced for the time. The only other African American actors to be in such a position in the 1960s were Nichelle Nichols, known for her role as Uhura in the TV series Star Trek, and Greg Morris as electronics expert Barney Collier in Mission: Impo ...
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I've been a Star Trek Nut for over 35 years, that is, the "Original Star Trek of the 1960's." I remember watching syndicated episodes of the show with my sisters Yvonne Daviner-Fietz & Sonya Fietz Milburn on KBHK/44 & KTVU/2 in the SF Bay Area ... You couldn't beat the original cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Deforest Kelly, George Takei, Walter Koenig, James Doohan & Nichelle Nichols. I've downloaded the original 3 seasons from the 1960s as well as the original motion pictures and still enjoy watching them . Therefore, it's taken me a long time to welcome with open arms, the new crew of actors playing the original cast's roles but I finally broke down & watched the 2 modern day movies: "Star Trek" & "Into Darkness." . When it comes to certain things, It's hard to accept the inevitable "passing on" of the things I loved as a kid. The deaths of Deforest & Doohan hit me pretty hard for some strange reason, as if I had lost actual friends. And watching the surviving cast in their 70's & 80s: well, i .. ...
Had fun with John De Lancie too. Almost had fun with Jonathan Frakes, met Marina Sirtis, and Nichelle Nichols.
There's No Place for Racism in the Final Frontier: Star Trek's Brilliant Episode on Discrimination Posted by Ross Pomeroy January 17, 2014   Star Trek has ever been a beacon for equality. In the sci-fi show's bold vision for a space-faring future, mankind is united. All of Earth's genders and races step out into the vastness of space together.   When the original series first aired back in 1966, such a future was difficult to grasp. Though the Civil Rights Movement opened a portal to equality through which our country walked, not everyone was transported. Individual minds are not as easily changed as laws. No doubt many were uncomfortable when an African American actress, the stunning and intelligent Nichelle Nichols, appeared on screen, not as a futuristic maid, but as Lieutenant Nyota* Uhura. No doubt even more people were irked when she and William Shatner, better known as Captain James T. Kirk, shared what's popularly considered as the first interracial kiss on television.   Over Star Trek's  ...
Nichelle Nichols caused a sensation in the 1960s for her role as Lieutenant Uhura in the classic television series, "Star Trek." It was one of the first times a black woman was cast as a main character in a major television show. But Nichols almost quit the show to pursue other dreams. She talks to…
Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of StarTalk Radio, listens to a tender memory as Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols recalls her conversation with Star Trek cre...
Just saw that William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, and Lou Ferigno are going to be at Lexington Comicom this year. Is it too soon to get in line?
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Gene Roddenberry showed us the way and with Nichelle Nichols helped establish the new normal . . . [Nichelle Nichols was born on Dec. 28th]
An hour or so late, but Happy Birthday to Dame Maggie Smith AND Nichelle Nichols! Two kick *** classy ladies born on the same day!
Maggie Smith and Nichelle Nichols both have their birthday today. They should have a party together, it would be awesome.
Nichelle Nichols attends Creation Entertainment Presents The Official Las Vegas Star Trek Convention 2012--Day 1 at the Roddenberry Theatre at the Pavillion Ballroom at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
People with whom I'm PROUD to share a birthday: Edgar Winter (67), John Legend (35), Stan Lee (91), Nichelle Nichols aka Lt. Uhura (81), Johnny "Willie And The Hand Jive" Otis (1921-2012), Denzel Washington (59), Seth Meyers (of SNL fame, 40), Don Francisco (yes, THAT Don Francisco, 73), Joe, Joe, Joe Diffie (55), Earl Fatha "Bebop" Hines (1903-83), and Lloyd Groff Copeman, inventor of the electric stove, the rubber ice-cube tray, and the thermostat (1881-1956)... ...and those I'm ASHAMED to share the same birthday with: Woodrow Wilson (the late commie prez), David Archuleta (23), Robin McGraw (wife of the ever-annoying Dr. Phil, 60), Nigel Kennedy (if you know who he is, you'll know why, 57) and Shawn "Waldo Faldo" Harrison from Family Matters (40).
Today in History -- Saturday, Dec. 28 (Stan Lee, Nichelle Nichols, Dame Maggie Smith, Edgar Winter, Denzel Washington) The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2013. There are three days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Dec. 28, 1973, the Endangered Species Act was signed into law by President Richard Nixon. Alexander Solzhenitsyn published "The Gulag Archipelago," an expose (eks-poh-SAY') of the Soviet prison system. On this date: In 1612, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei observed the planet Neptune, but mistook it for a star. (Neptune wasn't officially discovered until 1846 by Johann Gottfried Galle.) In 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down because of differences with President Andrew Jackson. In 1846, Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the Union. In 1856, the 28th president of the United States, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, was born in Staunton (STAN'-tun), Va. In 1879, a section of the Tay ...
december 28- Today is Nat. Chocolate Day & Pledge Of Allegiance Day. Denzel Washington is 59, my friend Kenneth Grammer is gettin old (lol), Maggie Smith (harry potter, downton abbey) is 79, John Legend (singer) is 35, Seth Meyers (sat night live) is 40, Woodrow Wilson (28th president) 1856-1924, Gayle King (oprahs BFF) is 59, Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura on original Star Trek) is 81, Martin Milner (played pete malloy on Adam-12) is 82, Johnny Otis (had a in 1958 with Willie & The Hand Jive) 1921-2012, Joe Diffie (singer) is 55, Edgar Winter (guitarist, keyboardist, percussionist with brother johnny) is 67, Lloyd Groff Copeman (invented electric stove, a rubber ice tray & a new kind of thermostat) 1881-1956, Robin McGraw (dr. phils wife) is 60, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban (daughter of keith & nicole, born by surrogate at nashville centennial med. center) is 3, 1993 Billy Ray Cyrus married Leticia (Tish) Finley at home in Williamson County, Tn. Tish has since filed for divorce in june of this yr, still- hap ...
Happy bday to Denzel Washington, Stan Lee, John Legend, David Archuleta, Gayle King, Nichelle Nichols, Seth Meyers, Joe Manganiello, Taylor Ball, Maggie Smith and every one else who shares this birthday with me. All these celebrities are giving me a big ego lol jk
Happy Birthday to a couple TV stars from the 1960s: Martin Milner ("Route 66", "Adam-12") is 82... and Nichelle Nichols ("Star Trek") is 79 today
Famous Quote Said On December 28 I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival. Kurt Vonnegut, 1987 December 28 Birthdays Denzel Washington turns 59 Stan Lee turns 91 Maggie Smith turns 79 David Archuleta turns 23 John Legend turns 35 Seth Meyers turns 40 Sienna Miller turns 32 Mackenzie Rosman turns 24 Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924) Joe Manganiello turns 37 Gayle King turns 59 Nichelle Nichols turns 81 Don Francisco turns 73 Thomas Dekker turns 26 Madison De la Garza turns 12 Noomi Rapace turns 34 Martin Milner turns 82 Adam Gregory turns 26 Ratan Tata turns 76 James Blake turns 34 Elaine Hendrix turns 43
Gah! This Trekkie's heart just skipped a beat. Appearing at Emerald City Comicon are Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), Michael Dorn (Worf), and John de Lancie (Q). Scribbles down dates and puts on calendar. Not exaclty a comic fan, but oooh! How cool.
Photoset: Nichelle Nichols talks to a group of students at NASA Mission Control in 1977 and visits the...
Nichelle Nichols convinced to continue as Uhura by the COOLEST FAN EVER!
Nichelle Nichols almost quit playing Uhura on Star Trek…until this happened.
Hi, I would like to contact you about your Nichelle Nichols post, my e-mail address is stereocandies @ hotmail dot com, Thanks!
it's time to share it with Trekkers everywhere - Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols was the star actress on the original Star Trek television series. When her superiors belittled...
I'm picturing a nimoy/nichelle nichols version of mccabe and mrs miller
A little inside info about me, my very 1st crush was Nichelle Nichols. I loved Uhura!
Bought my ECCC tickets today. Excited to see Richard Dean Anderson and Nichelle Nichols. But also pretty cool to see that Cary Elwes, Michael Dorn & John de Lancie will be there.
sorry, too in love with Nichelle Nichols to give Saldana a proper chance.
The biggest Trekkie fan on the planet convinced Nichelle Nichols not to quit when the going got rough.
You won’t believe this amazing story! . Click the link below for a short clip of Nichelle Nichols revealing which...
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Nichelle Nichols wanted to drop you a line and say I appreciate your leadership!
Speaking of images, did u know was inspired by Nichelle Nichols AKA Star Treks. Lt. Nyota Uhura?
Martin Luther King literally saved the first Black role model on TV, Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek. How?
Sci-Fest salutes the iconic Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek! She tells a VERY COOL story on this video clip. Watch!
Aw man my emotions are all over the place today. Just watched a Nichelle Nichols thing & a Whoopi Goldberg one too and cried OTL
Waiting for George Takei to like my comment about Nichelle Nichols. I have a picture of it
If you don't know the story of Nichelle Nichols' decision to walk away from "Star Trek" in 1967 (during the...
ICYMI: a very important Trekkie talked Nichelle Nichols out of quitting
I had seen information on this prior but it is really KOOL to hear this story from Nichelle Nichols. A special...
So it turns out MLK stopped Nichelle Nichols from resigning from Star Trek:
Nichelle Nichols nearly quit Star Trek, until Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked her not to. -
"Something's wrong! Murder isn't working and that's all we're good at!" - Nichelle Nichols
Some people knew who Lt Uhura was, before Nichelle Nichols did. One man kept her voyage alive.
Nichelle Nichols' story of meeting Mr. Luther King Jr. always makes me tear up
This is why Star Trek is so great: Nichelle Nichols talks to Janelle Monae about meeting Dr Martin Luther King.
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Okay, Nichelle Nichols talks about ST...worth a look.
without even looking, I’m going to guess: nichelle nichols and MLK Jr?
Nichelle Nichols almost left Star Trek in the '60s... Guess who persuaded her not to? (via
Nichelle Nichols wanted 2 quit Star Trek but 1 man who believed she made a difference convinced her 2 stay:
Nichelle Nichols made a difference, but decided to quit. This short vid shows why she didn't.
You know who's awesome? Nichelle Nichols. Nichelle Nichols is awesome.
Crying at my desk, NBD. Nichelle Nichols wanted to quit Star Trek...until a Trekkie talked her out of it:
This is an amazing story of how Nichelle Nichols almost quit Star Trek, but she met a surprising Trekkie fan that...
Star Trek - Nichelle Nichols and what Dr. Martin Luther King said to her.
The jaw dropping true story of the Trekkie who convinced Nichelle Nichols not to quit the show. Simply amazing.
Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Trekkie? Check out how he convinced Nichelle Nichols not to...
Upworthy shares a video featuring Nichelle Nichols the original Uhura almost gave up the role watch the video here...
I'm a huge Nichelle Nichols fan and this is probably my favorite story from the original cast.
Nichelle Nichols' contributions to the US Civil Rights movement will probably always be tragically underestimated.
Photo: rhyfeddu-partyofone: whataboutbobbed: Nichelle Nichols (December 28, 1932 - ) “Uhura never had...
Awhile back I asked "Who do you think of when I say strong women" because I was working on a speech for Starbase Indy. Y'all posted wonderful women, fictional and historical. A few wanted to know what females made it into the speech. Here they are: Melinda Gates (a quote), Marie Curie, Susan B. Anthony, Florence Nightingale, Ada Lovelace, Jane Adams, Rachel Carson, Coco Channel, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall, my own grandmother, Sheryl Sandberg, Nichelle Nichols, J.K. Rowling (a quote), Hilary Clinton, Isis, Anubis, Tefnut,Vishnu, Shiva, Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena, Nike, suffragettes, feminists, Wonder Woman, Rosie the Riveter, Condelisa Rice, and Rosa Parks. Thank you so much for all your help!
Photo: spiritofapollo: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) with her Lego spaceman ring at a NASA/Lego outreach event.
has beens. Dont need to know. Like you probabky dunno who nichelle nichols is.
.it can still be important to be the visible token. I figure if Nichelle Nichols could do it, so can I. 2/2
Photoset: spatscolombo: I just learned that Nichelle Nichols ad-libbed “sorry, neither” in rehearsals and...
OMG at the end of March, this woman is going to stand in line for however long it takes to get a photo with Nichelle Nichols.
Today on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2013, actress Nichelle Nichols - better known as Uhura from Star Trek: the original series, spoke with space exploration evangelist Neil deGrasse Tyson about he...
Okay, I've been given the number 9 by my friend Debby. Y'all know I'm long-winded, so here goes: (1) My parents were told I was a boy when my mom was pregnant with me. My name would have been Barre (pronounced like Barry), full name Barre Ricardo Tomblin. My mom told me when I was an adult that she was glad I wasn't a boy because she didn't like that name anymore. Lol. (2) My first name came from my mom's favorite student who was named LaTisha. My middle name (Nichelle) comes from Nichelle Nichols who played Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek. My mom found her role inspiring since she was a Black person in position of power on The Enterprise during a time in the country when race relations were very poor. My mom always thought she was beautiful and was a positive role model for all women. (3) I am completely obsessed with the movie "The Lion King." I paid to see it 10 times in the theater.5 times when it was first released.4 times when it was re-released a couple years later.and once more 2 yrs ago when it was ...
Okay. Here on the "Pre-Show" (we have a pre-show on BBC America), we just had Nichelle Nichols and Zoe Saldana say "Happy 50th" to DW. There's a level of fan affect intertexuality at work there that has me a bit in awe. Disney should be taking notes.
Answer: Samuel L Jackson, Billy Dee Williams, Nichelle Nichols, Avery Brooks, Lavar Burton, Chewbacca, Jar Jar Binks... Question: "Who are the only Black People in Space, according to movies?"
Ticket sales began at 10 AM today. Join us!! You know you want to. Nichelle Nichols -Uhura, Marina Sirtis -Counselor Troi, Lou Ferrigno -The Incredible Hulk, Jason David Franks- The Original Green Power Ranger, Lindsay Wagner-The Bionic Woman, plus a ton of other Power Rangers, Carol from the Walking Dead, Jiminy Cricket from Once Upon a Time, tons of comic artists and writers, voice actors, wrestlers, and much, much more!!! And the Friends be there!
I'm gonna name my child Nichelle after Nichelle Nichols because *** that lady is an icon
Ok, so March 28-30, 2014 I want to see Nichelle Nichols and at Emerald City Comic Con I will even curtsy for both :D
Watching Roast of from 2007. is cracking me up "Bill is a generous actor. He gave Nichelle Nichols herpes!"
Random photo of Nichelle Nichols on a bike lol
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Olivia's mom played by Nichelle Nichols to be more specific
Nichelle Nichols more popular than deforest Kelly incidentally
She was a huge Nichelle Nichols fan growing up!
Agree! I also think race can add to this because Nichelle Nichols shared her pos. impact as an A.A. woman on tv
Photoset: Endless list of flawless people       ↳(4/∞)Nichelle Nichols
After Star Trek was cancelled, one of the actresses (Nichelle Nichols) was hired to work at NASA
Then Nichelle Nichols, definitely. Probably Nicholas Brendon. Phil Lamarr's coming to the con now & I like him a lot.
I imagine when Nancy Pelosi speaks to her caucus, it's like Nichelle Nichols talking to her girls in "Truck Turner"
2012. Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols and a bunch of Babylon 5 people were at Phoenix (
"That man was always perfect." - Nichelle Nichols on DeForest Kelley (2013)
representative images are important! Just think of Nichelle Nichols' story with mlk!
Okay people! Emerald City Comic Con is happening from March 28-30. Guest stars include: Jim Beaver and Mark Sheppard from Supernatural, Dwight Shultz from the A-Team, Nichelle Nichols from Star Trek: TOS, and MacGyver. I'm looking for anyone willing/wanting to go for all three days as well as being able to help pay for hotel costs. It's in Seattle people, and it's three days of fun. Please let me know if you're interested!
Nichelle Nichols was a true inspiration to Mae Jemison!!
Nichelle Nichols auditioned for Spock ? I think I was third in line. Martin Landau turned it down. LLAP
Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison (R) shares a moment with Star Trek's iconic Nichelle Nichols (L) on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Nichelle played the Communications Division Officer Lieutenant Nyota Uhura (the COMM-O) on board the Starship USS Enterprise under Commanding Officer, Capt James T Kirk on the original 1960's Star Trek series created by the legendary Gene Roddenberry.
I like TOS Uhura better. I really like Zoe Saldana but I prefer Nichelle Nichols
From left to right they are: Dr. James D. Fletcher, NASA Administrator, DeForest Kelley (Dr. "Bones" McCoy), George Takei (Mr. Sulu), James Doohan (Mr. Scott), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), Leonard Nimoy (the indefatigable Mr. Spock), Gene Rodenberry (The Great Bird of the Galaxy), and Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov).
Photoset: Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols on December 28, 1932) “For the first time on television...
LIVE tonight! Nichelle Nichols, Rod Roddenberry, Dominik Hauser talk ... Beam on in @ 8pm TONIGHT!
Deeply enjoying Trek Nation, Gene Roddenberry Jr's doc about his dad. best parts so far: Martin Luther King convincing Nichelle Nichols to stay on the show; DC Fontana basically being the Peggy to Gene's Don Draper of sci-fi
Geek TV night after a long week: just finished a KPBS' "Pioneers of Television" installment on 1960s sci-fi shows: Lost in Space, Star Trek, Twilight Zone, etc. with interviews from Shat, Billy Mummy, Nichelle Nichols and some old Rod Serling footage peppered in--great stuff.
Legendary actress Nichelle Nichols & Rod Roddenberry (join me LIVE at 8pm this Saturday on
The power of pop culture on who we are and who we can become. Uhura meets MLK, Jr.; makes me cry. Listen
Nichelle Nichols is flawless. Pass it on.
A Conversation with Nichelle Nichols - Nichelle Nichols discusses her role as Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, and the...
When MLK Jr. convinced Nichelle to stay on as Uhuru ~
"And in that moment the world tilted for me, and I knew then, that I was something else"
Photoset: science-officer-spock: Nichelle Nichols on meeting Martin Luther King jr.  "I said "I’m going to...
Photoset: space-operatic: [Nichelle Nichols, Gene Roddenberry, and DC Fontana] I’ll reblog this story...
George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Zackery Quinto, Karl Urban, Richard Anderson, Dean Cain, Carrie Fisher - I want to see
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Nichelle Nichols and Richard Dean Anderson are gonna be at Comic Con 2014 in Seattle! I JUST NERDGASMED EVERYWHERE!
Original Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols has revealed she advised Zoe Saldana on taking on her character in the latest films.
SO AMAZINGLY AWESOME! I can't wait for Fan Expo! Karl Urban, Hulk Hogan, George Takei, Stan Lee, Dean Cain, Richard Dean Anderson, Nichelle Nichols. Going to be an fantastic time!
You Lucky People!You are so getting your money's worth here!This is the extra-sized re-launch of the show! New theme! New co-host (with one more coming)! Details about Phoenix Comic Con, including dirty talking, Dean Cain, Nichelle Nichols, John Barrowman molesting a marine, fire evacuations, Gini...
Star Trek Newes - guest bloggers Bjo and John Trimble are back with a new piece in which they share fond memories of moments spent with the irrepressible Nichelle Nichols!
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