R.I.P. Nichelle Nichols, Trailblazing Star Trek Icon, Dead at 89 (12/28/1932 - 07/30/2022)

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  1. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  3. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    R.I.P... a very special lady!
  5. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan on Sabbatical

    Central PA
    She made that role stick, she made that character stick, and she made that woman's place on a starship full of futuristic, testosterone-juiced male role models stick. That's one helluva heavy lift.

    And the grace in which she accepted her part in the trajectory of the rights struggles that followed, was quite an ask, but she took Dr. King at his word. She could have just kept her head down, done the gig and taken the SAG-AFTRA card, gratefully. Instead, she proudly bore that role-model designation on her shoulders the rest of her life, and whether you or I noticed it in our own lives...she made a difference.
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  6. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Nicely stated...
  7. Drifter

    Drifter AAD survivor

    Vancouver, BC, CA
  8. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident

    Graz, Austria
    R.I.P. :cry:
    Maybe I’m going to watch the original „Star Trek“ series once again this summer.
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  10. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    My favourite 'Star Trek' episode with her was the one where Kirk, Bones, Scotty and Uhura found themselves in a parallel universe and they wound up on a very different Enterprise.
    It gave her a chance to stretch out a bit.

  11. Phil147

    Phil147 Forum Resident

    York UK
    RIP The crew is getting back together somewhere. Let’s hope they have wait to a while for the Captain and the rest.
  12. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Forum Resident

    Fountain Inn, SC
  13. skisdlimit

    skisdlimit Forum Resident

    Bellevue, WA
    :agree: Yes, "Mirror, Mirror" was definitely one of the very best episodes. :thumbsup: Of course, Nichelle Nichols was great in all her Star Trek appearances both on the original show and for those later films.

    Sad news, indeed. :cry: RIP, Nichelle Nichols, and thank you for the memories.
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  14. Armjim

    Armjim Music is indeed a gift from Heaven

    San Antonio, TX
    I found out about her passing just a bit ago, and immediately had a heavy heart. She was absolutely indispensable to Star Trek, which I have watched from the very beginning. I loved her poise, her elegance, her spirit. So wishing her family peace and comfort. Oh what a beautiful angel she must be.
  15. R.I.P.
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    cathandler Senior Member

  17. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    She considered quitting 'Star Trek' but was talked out of it by Martin Luther King Jr.
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  18. JamieC

    JamieC Senior Member

    Detroit Mi USA
    I have loved this woman since I was ten. I know her place in history. Not just as a true icon and inspiration, but as a lovely singer and dancer. Duke Ellington did not bring on mediocre people.

    I watched this a couple of weeks ago, it covers her career well
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  19. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    When auditioned for Star Trek, the producers did not have any sample scenes written for Uhura, so she acted out a scene as Spock:

  20. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    This episode of "Drunk History" is one of my favorites:

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  21. Taurus

    Taurus Senior Member

    Houston, Texas
    Rest in peace, Ms. Nichols.
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  22. Atmospheric

    Atmospheric Forum Resident

    RIP. Same day as (NBA great) Bill Russell.
  23. Mister Charlie

    Mister Charlie "Music Is The Doctor Of My Soul " - Doobie Bros.

    Aromas, CA USA
    Aw, what a shame. RIP
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  24. ggergm

    ggergm I really don't mind if you sit this one out

    God's speed, Admiral Uhura.


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  25. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    Hailing frequencies closed....

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