In an amazing set of photos from the Desilu studios set of the original Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols (" Lieutenant Uhura") epitomizes grace, athleticism and poise.
I met Nichols once, at an event at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, and I was so star-struck that I told her how much I admired her rendition of the little-known lyrics to the Star Wars theme, meaning Star Trek. She was incredibly gracious as I turned purple and stammered out an apology.
Nichelle Nichols - A Rare and Artistic Photo Study Behind The Scenes On The TOS Soundstage [Gerald Gurian/Star Trek Prop Authority]
(via My 70s)
* Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek's Uhura, suffered stroke
* Leonard Nimoy fought for pay equity for Nichelle Nichols
* Lt. Uhura and MLK, Jr.
* Uhura and Obama
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