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Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 31, 2022 02:06PM
[movieweb.com]

Nichelle Nichols has shuffled off this mortal coil, and joined the castmates who have gone before - age 89.



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Re: Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 31, 2022 02:31PM
Ughhh...

She had so many memorable scenes. These are the ones that really get me every time:

[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]

I see MeTV has a compilation of the best of:

[www.youtube.com]

... and then there's her interview about why she didn't quit Star Trek after the first season:

[www.youtube.com]

... hailing frequencies closed indeed. R.I.P., Nichelle. (I'm sure that Heroes and Icons and MeTV will do tributes...)




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Re: Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: jonny
Date: July 31, 2022 02:36PM
RIP. I never get tired of hearing her tell the story about how Dr. Martin Luther King convinced her to not leave the show.



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Re: Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 31, 2022 02:39PM
...RIP.....Nic @ night.....



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Re: Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 31, 2022 02:50PM
I once chatted online with James Cawley, the creator of Star Trek New Voyages/Phase II about recasting the Role for Uhura.

Me: I hope you showed her the scene from "The Naked Time"

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Sulu: Fair Maiden!
Uhura: Sorry, neither.

JC: That is definitely one of the scenes we showed her!

He chose Jasmine Pierce




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Re: Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: July 31, 2022 03:56PM
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jonny
RIP. I never get tired of hearing her tell the story about how Dr. Martin Luther King convinced her to not leave the show.

That story is captured here at the Star Trek website: [www.startrek.com]



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Re: Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 31, 2022 04:07PM
bummer . RIP Nichelle/Uhura



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Re: Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 31, 2022 04:33PM
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SKYLANE
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jonny
RIP. I never get tired of hearing her tell the story about how Dr. Martin Luther King convinced her to not leave the show.

That story is captured here at the Star Trek website: [www.startrek.com]

Or you could view the YouTube links I posted. grinning smiley




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Re: Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: AllGold
Date: July 31, 2022 04:58PM
[www.cnn.com]
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Re: Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 31, 2022 06:03PM
Her trek to the stars is just starting.



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Re: Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 31, 2022 07:37PM
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AllGold
[www.cnn.com]

Trailblazing is exactly right... how many followed in her various footsteps, for women and POC, both in the acting domain as well as NASA, the interracial relationship she had onscreen with Kirk, etc., etc. ?

I remember reading somewhere that she was shocked when she found out that Uhura was fourth in command of the regular bridge crew** ... which meant that she could have taken command at some point. Unfortunately that only happened in TAS: [www.youtube.com]

**Since she was a Lieutenant, she would have been in line after Kirk, Spock, and Sulu; not counting Scotty (who would have spent most of his time in Engineering)




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Re: Hailing Frequencies Closed... RIP Nichelle Nichols. :-(
Posted by: davester
Date: July 31, 2022 10:34PM
She and Shatner shared the first interracial kiss on American TV. I read somewhere that the studio heads required that they do a number of takes of the scene, several of which did not show a kiss. The reason for this was so that syndicates in the Jim Crow states could air the show without showing them kissing. Shatner and Nichols reputedly deliberately flubbed all of the non-kiss versions so that there could be no sanitized version, forcing the studios to show the interracial kiss nationwide. .



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