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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:29 PM

Nichelle Nichols on how Dr. MLK, Jr. dissuaded her from quitting Star Trek



When she met President Obama...



They gave us the Vulcan salute.


As the lovely Lt. Uhura:



An example of what we thought the world would be and will be!


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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:02 PM

1. OMG, WOW...that was fabulous freshwest!!!

You found your archives! Yeah.

What a piece of history. MLK and Nichelle... I had no clue.

She is as lovely in that interview as she was when she played the Lt. I watched Star Trek for years and years!All I can say is WOW.


And Thank you for sharing.
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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:13 PM

2. Oh, she is so beautiful in that picture. And still is!

I changed this, I found out it was MFM's photoshop of the event. He put Spock outside the window looking in, haha:



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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:18 PM

3. It's always comforting to know that Starfleet has traveled back in time to right a wrong :)

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:22 PM

4. If we are repeating history and coming full circle, let's do it right this time!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:04 PM

6. +1 nt

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:52 PM

5. That's too wonderful, freshwest!

I remember seeing that pic of Pres Obama and Nichelle on the obama diary awhile ago.. Lovely, to add it to the Vid of her talking about how Gene Roddenberry(what an awesome person!).. opened the door and Dr Martin Luther King changed her life as well. along with, undoubtedly, educating our Country.

Very Precious History, Thank you~

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:06 PM

7. We live in a wonderful time, don't we? Full circle - Obama will be inaugurated on MLK Day.

Medgar Evers' widow will be there.

I hope Jesse Jackson, Sr., shown weeping as he saw on television that Obama had been elected in 2008, will be there:



I wept for days. I'm sure luminaries of the last century will be there and many others who have passed on in spirit.

As well as all of us here in the BOG!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:27 PM

8. I know.. it's so Perfect! Full Disclosure.. I was

weeping when I saw the Vid with Nichelle. She's a beautiful woman!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:37 PM

10. How about a pic showing her legs?

The most beautiful parts of a very beautiful woman.

I used to watch episodes of Star Trek TOS with my head resting on one hand, staring glassily at the screen when she was on...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:11 PM

13. I finally found a picture of Nichelle's legs, Aristus!

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:35 PM

9. Some of my fondest memories

as a kid was watching Star Trek with my dad. We always waited to see the Lizard Man episode (somehow we kept missing it). To a kid the show was not revolutionary just great.

Ms. Nichols always brought grace and dignity to her role. She was just another character I cared about as a kid, but she worked in a highly functional team trying to solve difficult problems (she was before the age of antiheroes on television - just heroes).

She definitely made the right decision staying with Star Trek. I think the fans have rewarded that decision as well.

As for President Obama I really don't think of him as African-American. I think of him as a sincere American trying to do a good job. His first term was not perfect, but I think he did a good job. I shudder to think about the alternative (in either election).

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Response to freshwest (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:30 AM

11. Nichelle Nichols is a pioneer of the first order.

Doesn't get a heck of a lot of credit for it, but that's how it rolls I guess.

K/R

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:31 AM

12. Now she, and many others, will be recognized for the seeds they planted.

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