Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Tom, Jul 31, 2022.
City on the Edge of Forever.
Sad news, heard it on the radio, may she rest in peace.
I was a TNG girl when I was little, so I didn't watch TOS until I was older, which really made me appreciate a lot of things (like diversity) more than I would if I were a child. Farewell to a role-model and dear actress, may she rest in peace.
Really sad news indeed. An inspiration outside of her work on TOS thru her recruitment work for NASA, and her other endeavours as well.
Condolences to her friends and family. Another of our heroes has left us.
I see it as Sirtis' now (didn't even see McFadden's) couldn't make it out earlier, was sleepy. I have Nichols' on a picture of Uhurah in storage.
Also, TOS S2 - Mirror, Mirror and Gamesters Of Triskelion and she had notable scenes in The Changeling and TOS S3 The Tholian Web.
Yeah I read a piece on Nichols that clarified that bit for me, but thanks anyway.
The Trouble With Tribbles (I wonder if Kirk ever blamed her for the loss of his chicken sandwich and coffee to the tribbles descended from the first one she brought aboard?).
Uhura was on the planet in "I, Mudd" and had some good scenes there.
Also, she sang in two episodes, both off-bridge (in the rec room), "Charlie X" and "Conscience of the King".
More on Uhura appearances here (The Top 10 Uhura Moments from Star Trek).
Oh, that did it.. I must have something in my eye...
She was in the landing party in "City on the Edge of Forever" but didn't go through the gateway.
(on P+ in the US)
When doing an Uhura rewatch, be mindful not to forget to spare 20 minutes or so for the TAS episode where Uhura takes command.
And in "The Changeling" - on the Bridge.
Has anyone mentioned "Mirror, Mirror" as one of her off-the-Bridge episodes?
You were an inspiration to many girls growing up (of any race). It doesn't matter that you never actually went into space. Your TV character opened up the possibility in every little girl's mind that there was a possibility of them going into space whereas NASA and no other Western organisation did at the time.
Not to mention all the other pioneering firsts you achieved.
Rest in peace, fair lady.
A ton of Trek actors have paid tribute to her -- but no word from Walter Koenig. Is he doing well? Or perhaps he's not on social media?
Farewell, Nichelle. You were absolutely iconic.
It's possible he had a falling out, is not on social media, or is indeed himself not well; in any case, I hope that his wife will let us know why he's not said anything.
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