Nichelle Nichols has died

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Tom, Jul 31, 2022.

  1. kirk55555

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    I don't know what to say, except RIP.
     
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  2. Titus Andronicus

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    A sad, sad loss.
     
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  3. Elder Knight

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    She'll be remembered through the 23rd century.
     
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  4. VKORECTU

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    She was awesome.

    ''She's not really dead as long as we remember her''.
     
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  5. kkt

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    How sad that she's gone. She added a great deal to Star Trek. Loved when she got to sing, and in TAS when she finally got to sit in the big chair.
     
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    Just here to pay my respects.

    Legend. Will be missed.
     
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    What horrible news. I'll be grateful for her role in Star Trek, but more grateful for the work she did with NASA in recruiting more women of color into the organization. RIP Ms. Nichols.
     
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    To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
    But that the dread of something after death,
    The undiscovered country from whose bourn
    No traveler returns, puzzles the will,
    And makes us rather bear those ills we have,
    Than fly to others that we know not of?
     
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    What was it she had been suffering from that there was some kind of conservatorship battle going on?
     
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    RIP beautiful lady.
     
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    Dementia for the past 4-5 years
     
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    Hailing Frequencies Closed…………

    May She Rest with the Eternal Stars.
     
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    No words seem appropriate.
     
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    Ugh. Even when you've been expecting it, news like this still hurts.

    I hate death.
     
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    On to the next, greater journey for Nichelle. When thinking of her life, it was much more interesting outside of Star Trek than within it. I saw her at a few of the big conventions during the 70s and 80s, and to the first point, she had so much more to discuss when it was not about her most famous role.

    Some of my family actually had and held onto the January 1967 issue of Ebony--

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    She continued to be a trailblazer in the 70s, as she was but a handful of black women (along with Josie and the Pussycats' Barbara Pariot) portraying black characters in American animation (which was not the standard practice with the hiring of voice artists, even in the "liberated" 1970s).
     
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