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Old August 14 2011, 01:09 AM   #19
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Re: Nichelle Nichols Interview

Admiral James Kirk wrote: View Post
If I were Greg Morris I'd be sticking pins in an Uhura doll every time she talked about her sweeping influence on the American civil rights movement. I still maintain that placing a black man in an important position on a primarily white team set in then contemporary America was far more groundbreaking and important than having a beautiful black woman pushing buttons on a spaceship in the far future.
Weren't Bill Cosby and Robert Culp doing their thing on I Spy before Mission: Impossible came along (yes, according to wikipedia: I Spy was on the air a year before M:I was)? If anyone should be plunging pins into to their Nichelle doll, I think it should be the Cos. Kelly Robinson and Alexander Scott were portrayed as being about as equal as anyone could be, with neither one being subordinate to the other.
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