Yaztromo
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Mon 1 Aug 2022
at 20:00
RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura
Rest in Peace
phoenix9lives
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Mon 1 Aug 2022
at 20:04
RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura
Rest in Peace, Lt Uhuru.  May we see you again when we reach the stars....
Winter51
 member, 185 posts
Mon 1 Aug 2022
at 21:03
RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura
A sad day, Uhura was not only a ground-breaking character, she was a badass.
ladysharlyne
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Mon 1 Aug 2022
at 21:05
RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura
She truly was a remarkable woman.  She is sadly missed.
donsr
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Mon 1 Aug 2022
at 22:26
RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura
i have a soft spot  for al the  Stra Trek originals
1492
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Tue 2 Aug 2022
at 02:53
RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura
For the younger crowd, the reason Nichelle was groundbreaking was not just because she was a black actress on a network show, but because Captain Kirk had the hots for her. It's a little thing, and yet a big thing. Or at least it was back then.
Jarodemo
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Wed 3 Aug 2022
at 20:22
RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura
In reply to 1492 (msg # 6):

And he kissed her in what I believe was the first interracial kiss on US TV...
Heath
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Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 05:35
RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura
That is correct. In fact, it was not written for Kirk initially, but Shatner insisted that if there would be a groundbreaking moment on the show, he would be a part of it, so they rewrote the kiss for Kirk.
phoenix9lives
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Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 05:41
RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura
Funny thing about that kiss.  When asked about it in an interview, Shatner thought it was a very good kiss.  When Nichelle Nichols was asked about in an interview, on the other hand, she gave it a, "Meh."
cptcthulhu
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Thu 4 Aug 2022
at 06:54
RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura
In Bjo Trimble's book, "On the Good Ship Enterprise", there was a funny story about that kiss. Nichelle was asked at a convention if that was the first 'mixed' kiss. Obviously, the fan meant to say "on television", but Nichelle had a pretty good sense of humor. Apparently she smiled impishly at the crowd and said "Well, if Bill and I were the first mixed couple to kiss....how do we explain all you coffee-and-cream colored folks out there?"

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bigdaddyG
 member, 101 posts
Fri 5 Aug 2022
at 13:38
RIP Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura
RIP Nichelle. Uhura was so iconic. Haing Frequencies are closed. A Legend A queen