Nichelle Nichols: Lieutenant Uhura's Starship Enterprise Star Trek workout

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)

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