Nichelle Nichols has died

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

  1. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2003
    Koenig did tweet about Nichols death.

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  2. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2003
    Tacoma, Washington
    For those of you with Paramount plus, I can't recommend the documentary "Woman in Motion" enough. If I had watched it last week, it wouldn't have made me cry.
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  3. Shatinator

    Shatinator Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 14, 2006
    What can be added to this chorus of love and achievement that has not already been said. I hesitated coming to the forum, at least until I knew what I would I say.
    Ms Nichols was called a trail blazer, but that can't begin to describe this woman extraorinaire or her contribution. In her seminal role as Nyota Uhura, she changed the face of tv.
    Envisioned as a background character whom so radiant, so powerful her representative energy cast her presence to the foreground.
    Ms Nichols embodied that there are no small parts, first becomeing and then exceeding the potential of her role on Star Trek.
    Bringing to glorious life MLK's prophetic vision of the future to unfold. 'Now they see us as we truly are' he said.

    What Nichelle gave the world and to all of us here, can never be taken away.

    We will miss you always.
    The Queen has Risen
  4. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2003
    Tacoma, Washington
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  5. Mrs. Silvercrest

    Mrs. Silvercrest Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 25, 2019
    I have been so sad since I heard the news. I have been re watching shows from Star Trek and the movies that have her in them more. I really was always amazed by how wonderful a singing voice she had. I don't know the answer to this but does anyone know if she ever did do any singing outside of the show? I also really liked how she did the Fan Dance in The Final Frontier. And I still recall the KISS between her and Kirk. I watched it with my dad when I was just a little kid. She was amazing and so talent and a lot of fun to watch! I am so sorry for your loss all of you who did know her well. To all of us who are sad and miss an amazing Character, I send hugs to us all...
  6. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 28, 2011
    That's nice. Hope someone does one for the B5 cast.
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  7. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2003
    Here's Nichelle's full NASM promo that's briefly seen in WOMEN IN MOTION:

    Hat tip to @Indysolo!

    Here's the NASA promo:

    BONUS — my favorite Nichelle outtake from TOS:

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  8. Kirk1980

    Kirk1980 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 16, 2006
    I'm surprised she didn't make sure she was called 'Commander' to reflect her new rank in TMP;) But I can imagine if this came out before TMP, people would be more familiar calling her Lieutenant.

    And that poor astronaut, calling her Michelle the whole time....nice of her not to say anything:P
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  9. johnnybear

    johnnybear Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 7, 2014
    This was such a big shock even though I knew she'd been ill for a while! The sexiest communications officer ever! RIP
  10. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

    May 26, 2007
    In many different universes, simultaneously.
    She had a career as a singer, dancer, and actress well before Star Trek. She discusses it in her autobiography, Beyond Uhura.

    I've read it and can't recommend it enough.
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  11. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

    Mar 28, 2013
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    That will never happen, sadly.
  12. Ssosmcin

    Ssosmcin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 2, 2002
    Sadly that would take a few more pages. That cast has been gutted.
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  13. maneth

    maneth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 9, 2010
    RIP Nichelle Nichols, a true trailblazer. Her presence outshines all the other women, and most of the men except maybe Kirk, Spock, and Bones on TOS.
  14. shapeshifter

    shapeshifter Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 16, 2007
    Land of Illusion
  15. valden

    valden Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 4, 2020
    What a woman. she was and had everything


    Rest in sweet peace.
  16. at Quark's

    at Quark's Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 15, 2012
    Only reading this sad news now (I don't structurally read the entire board, but more in a haphazard manner). Ouch!