Thursday, April 16, 2015
Nichelle Nichols played Lt. Uhura in the Star Trek series in the 1960's. She helped show a future where race was no longer an issue in people's lives - and it was so important at the time that when she first met Martin Luther King and revealed she was thinking of leaving the show - he implored her to stay - to continue to provide that message - even if she was often only in the background of the stories. Plus, she had the best legs in the 23rd century.
Uhura came back for the Star Trek movies in the 80's - and Nichelle Nichols got some great moments here and there. Two other movies that stand out for this blog - Truck Turner (1974) - you've never seen her like she is in that Isaac Hayes Blaxpolitation vehicle - and The Supernaturals (1986) - which is not a classic but again gives Nichelle a character to play completely unlike Lt. Uhura.
Still looking amazing and offering a strong presence in genre circles - Nichelle Nichols is an amazing woman - check out something with her next chance you get!
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!
Posted by Craig Edwards at 11:51 AM