Nichelle Nichols has died

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  1. Serial thread killer

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    This hurts more than the other TOS stars who have passed. I’m not sure why, and I don’t say that to diminish the others passings. But dang, she was an icon.
     
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    Nichelle was a progressive icon of her time, smashing ceilings for black women at a time when neither black people nor women were supposed to be officers on the deck of a starship equal to their male and white colleagues. Truly she must have inspired millions. Martin Luther King said as much.

    So sad that she's left us but so happy she was with us.
     
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    I'm surprised at how much this affects me.

    Rest in power, Nichelle.
     
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  6. Jedi Marso

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    Warp speed, Ms. Nichols. :weep:
     
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    Damn. Rest in Peace. :(
     
  8. DaddlerTheDalek

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    Rest in Power Nichelle Nichols. :weep:
     
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    She was one of my favorite Trek characters.....

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    No one else could open those hailing frequencies quite like her.

    RIP
     
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    Thank you for everything, Ms. Nichols. All I've got is love for you.
     
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    May rewatch "Of Gods and Men", a Star Trek fan film starring Nichelle. It's... not great. But it's the only time (that I know of) that Nichelle got to play Uhura as one of the story's movers, rather than a supporting character, and she does have a few good scenes.

     
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    Beautiful woman, beautiful voice, beautiful soul...

    This and Bill Russell... jeez what an end to July... :(
     
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    The Emissary Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Rest in peace to this absolute legend.
     
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    Rest in peace, Nichelle Nichols. A very sad day with her death and the death of Bill Russell.
     
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    What sad news to wake up to. :(

    Requiescat in pace.