Fun Fact: MLK suggested Star Trek to Gene Roddenberry specifically to get Nicelle Nichols on television.
: So, make Nichelle Nichols the captain? I like the idea.
: No, make Nichelle the switchboard operator.
: Okay. But we'll have Nichelle lead landing parties and carry a laser pistol.
: No, no, no. Have Nichelle sit in the back of the room and repeat the same line in every episode.
y: That would be a funny bit, I'll get to screw Nichelle, right?