William Shatner & Nichelle Nichols
William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, author and film director. Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist./5
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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 .. ...
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 ...
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?
Nichelle Nichols made television history in the 1960s with her portrayal of "Star Trek" character Lieutenant Nyota Uhura -- a breakthrough role that showed an African American woman in a position of power as the fourth in command of a starship. However, at the end of the first season, Nichols was frustrated by the show's development and considering a move back to Broadway until she met a very special fan who convinced her how important her role on the show was -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After Nichols told Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry that she was leaving the show, he encouraged her to think it over. That weekend, she attended a fundraiser for the NAACP and met King who told her he was a "Trekkie" and "Lieutenant Uhura's most ardent fan." As Nichols described in an interview with the Huffington Post, when King learned that she was leaving, he urged her to stay, stating: "'Don't you realize how important your presence, your character is? This is not a black role or a female role. You have the firs ...
The 1st interracial kiss on TV took place Nov. 22, 1968 between Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Lt.Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) on an episode of "Star Trek." Info and Facts
Sometimes you've just gotta love passive resistance. Back in the 1960's, Star Trek actors deliberately messed up scenes to force the network to air one of the first interracial kisses on TV. In the Star Trek episode “Plato’s Stepchildren,” Captain Kirk and Uhura kiss. It was one of the first interracial kisses on network television, and the network considered it a risky. So risky, in fact... that they ordered the show to film an alternate scene in which the actors did NOT kiss. William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols deliberately flubbed every take without the kiss in the scene, so the network would be forced to air the kissing scene. In the scenes where they did not kiss, William Shatner ridiculously overacted to make shots unusable. The director kept insisting in getting a good non-kiss shot, so they complied; or so the director thought. The next day, when reviewing the footage shot the day before, they saw that William Shatner had crossed his eyes in a way that made the scene look so corny as to be ...
So did you know?!?!?...The first interracial kiss to be seen on television was on an episode of the sci-fi drama Star Trek in 1968. The scene was a romantic moment between African-American actress Nichelle Nichols and white Canadian actor William Shatner. Black History Fact of the month!
Nichelle Nichols and hear her thoughts on Duke Ellington & William Shatner; Never met any1 of the OST Crew : (
Did you know that: In the episode of Futurama where the crew winds up stranded on a mysterious planet with the original Star Trek crew, all of the voiceovers were done by the actual actors themselves? Featuring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, and Jonathan Frakes. If that doesn't give you a nerdgasm, please consult a physician.
So I'm doing a class project on Star Trek! How...convenient...since I just read William Shatner's "Star Trek Memories." ;) Specifically, it's about Nichelle Nichols' role in the Civil Rights Movement—and she had a large one. Stay tuned and I'll fill you guys in if you're interested!
Fact - William Shatner was half of the first-ever televised interracial kiss, when he kissed African American actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura in an original “Star Trek” episode called “Plato’s Stepchildren.” It aired for the first time on November 22nd, 1968, and some TV stations in the American south refused to air the episode on the grounds that the kiss, despite being between two of the good guys in the story (and involuntary), was the moral equivalent of a sexual assault.
Children from the 1990s and before will most likely remember the Star Trek people as being William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols etc. Children of the 2000's and beyond will know Star Trek people to be Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and all these new actors. Like for old cast. comment for new cast
This Day in History September 8th, 1966 Star Trek DAY NBC-TV headed into “Space: the final frontier” on this day in 1966. The first episode of Star Trek, titled The Man Trap, was seen on the network. Although it has become a cult phenomenon, with Trekkie (or the member preferred title, Trekker) conventions held annually, the NBC series did not do well. It was regularly beaten in its time slot, and it placed among all series in 1966-1967, its best season. NBC canceled the show on September 2, 1969. Star Trek did return to NBC in 1973 -- as a cartoon. The original cast provided the voices: William Shatner played Captain Kirk; Leonard Nimoy was the Vulcan, Spock; DeForest Kelley was Dr. Leonard McCoy. George Takei played Sulu; Nichelle Nichols was Uhura, James Doohan was Scotty and Chekov was played by Walter Koenig. The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise has done very well in recent years, having made several motion pictures and several TV spin-offs. “Beam me up, Scotty” and, for gosh sakes, “live long ...
Today is the 46th Anniversary of one of the most iconic shows, not to mention one of my favorite shows of all time, Star Trek. Thank you Mr. Gene Roddenberry for creating such an entertaining show, and thank you William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, The Late Great DeForest Kelley, The Late Great James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Nichelle Nichols for bringing it to life. Happy 46th Anniversary Star Trek.
Star Trek is 46 years old today!!! I'll be watching the original series tonight!!! Thank you Gene Roddenberry, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForst Kelly, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, and Walter Koeing. All of you for a wonderful show and for keeping it alive.
I know when I got into "Star Trex" which was year's after this was made and broadcasted, And I read into to learn a bit more about the series to find out that this moment right here, Was indeed considered to be one of the most shocking moment's on TV, A White Man kissing a Black Woman pretty much the first interracial kiss in TV history, Oh and did you also know that this kiss was originaly ment for the charactor that "Leonard Nimoy" played "Spock", Not the charactor that "William Shatner" played "James T Kirk", It is believed that "William Shatner" kicked up a bit of a fuss about it believing it should be his charactor not "Leonard's" charactor, Kissing the charactor of " Nyota Uhura played by "Nichelle Nichols", So the script was re-written for this scene to feature "James T Kirk" rather than "Spock", Which year's and year's later got rectified in the re-booted "Star Trex" franchise, Which we are still waiting on a sequel for, Thankyou for shareing which I will indeed do to my dear friend "Lisa Knappe", ...
I love this..thank you Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner.
Was just reminded of this video I took of William Shatner & Nichelle Nichols at a convention a while back so posting
- The 1st interracial kiss on took place between William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek
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