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Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:56 PM

Taken 2/29/12 in the Oval Office--"Live Long and Prosper"

Has this been posted yet? Nichelle Nichols tweeted her photo an hour ago...pretty sweet.

https://twitter.com/#!/RealNichelle
http://twitpic.com/95b6ki

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Reply Taken 2/29/12 in the Oval Office--"Live Long and Prosper" (Original post)
Starry Messenger Apr 2012 OP
CottonBear Apr 2012 #1
TheDebbieDee Apr 2012 #3
bayareamike Apr 2012 #2
MrMickeysMom Apr 2012 #24
2ndAmForComputers Apr 2012 #4
silverweb Apr 2012 #5
NBachers Apr 2012 #7
JDPriestly Apr 2012 #12
DinahMoeHum Apr 2012 #27
alittlelark Apr 2012 #6
Starry Messenger Apr 2012 #8
freshwest Apr 2012 #9
Rex Apr 2012 #10
harmonicon Apr 2012 #11
dimbear Apr 2012 #13
CottonBear Apr 2012 #15
MrMickeysMom Apr 2012 #25
bananas Apr 2012 #14
Princess Turandot Apr 2012 #16
Starry Messenger Apr 2012 #17
jade3000 Apr 2012 #22
catchnrelease Apr 2012 #38
livetohike Apr 2012 #18
craigmatic Apr 2012 #19
paparush Apr 2012 #20
Danascot Apr 2012 #23
SemperEadem Apr 2012 #21
Starry Messenger Apr 2012 #30
AnnieBW Apr 2012 #32
reACTIONary Apr 2012 #35
horseshoecrab Apr 2012 #26
LongTomH Apr 2012 #28
Skittles Apr 2012 #29
AnnieBW Apr 2012 #31
MADem Apr 2012 #33
shireen Apr 2012 #34
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2012 #36
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2012 #37
BumRushDaShow Apr 2012 #39

Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:00 AM

1. How cool!

Our president is a Star Trek fan too! I love Nichelle. She is such a lovely and talented woman.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:07 AM

3. Barack groks Spock............

I vaguely remember reading a Leonard Nimoy interview in 2008 in which he says he encounters then Sen. Obama (while walking thru an airport, I think) who instantly recognizes him and promptly flashes him the Vulcan hand salute......

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:01 AM

2. This makes me ridiculously happy. Although I'm a TNG guy myself! n/t

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Response to bayareamike (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 06:38 PM

24. It makes me feel the same...

You could have knocked me over with a damned feather after seeing that.

Star Trek forever. I think he better go with that.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:09 AM

4. NEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRD!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:25 AM

5. Perfect.





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Response to silverweb (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:40 AM

7. That's Great! Thanks for posting that!

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Response to silverweb (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:08 AM

12. Great photoshop!

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Response to silverweb (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 07:00 PM

27. Actually, I think Obama is more like Tuvok (ST Voyager)

But I always thought Lt Uhura was the coolest! So calm, even when all hell was breaking loose around her and the bridge (aboard the Enterprise)


http://www.startrek.com/database_article/tuvok

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:32 AM

6. That pic made my night!

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:57 AM

8. Same here!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:28 AM

9. Aw man, sweet. She's still a looker, too! But shorter than I remember..

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:34 AM

10. Yeah that is a keeper.

Thanks for the pic!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:40 AM

11. That's an awesome picture. nt.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 05:22 AM

13. To be fair and balanced, Mitt likes Star Trek too, since he's Ferengi.

Rules of Acquisition, my friends. Rules of Acquisition.

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Response to dimbear (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 08:46 AM

15. DUzy nomination!

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Response to dimbear (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 06:42 PM

25. Mitt might be more like Lore

He'd fuck the Crystalline Entity over for a chance to gain more beach front real estate.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 05:28 AM

14. Great photo! Thanks for posting it! nt

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 09:37 AM

16. Posted to her twitpic comments: 'The Birthers will now be claiming he was born on Vulcan.'

(Comment made by 'Fledgist'.)

Thanks for posting this! She looks just great!


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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:26 AM

17. LOL.

She does look great. I love her Starfleet pendent too.

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:41 PM

22. Yep, birthers can take it to the next level

lol

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 01:55 AM

38. My first thought too

I expect his picture will be on the front page of the Inquirer, next to the Batboy--ALIEN OBAMA!!!!!!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:34 AM

18. Making this my wallpaper. Love it!

Thanks for posting this .

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:09 PM

19. Obama really is the nerd in chief.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 02:47 PM

20. This Just In From Faux Newz - "Obama throws secret Muslin Gang Signs with Scary Troll Hair Lady"

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Response to paparush (Reply #20)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 05:46 PM

23. Holy crap!

He's a vulcanized muslin?

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:35 PM

21. How awesome!

I remember as a little girl looking up to Nichelle Nichols for being a Lieutenant on the Enterprise. I tuned in just to see her.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 07:39 PM

30. I love her story of how Martin Luther King Jr. asked her to stay on the show when she wanted to quit

http://planetwaves.net/pagetwo/daily-astrology/martin-luther-king-mlk-uhura-nichelle-nichols/


One of the organizers came up to me and said that there was someone who wants to meet you; and he says that he’s you’re best, biggest fan and I’m thinking it’s a Trekkie! and so I said certainly and I got up and turned around and maybe 10 or 15 feet coming towards me I see Dr. Martin Luther King and I remember thinking whoever that little fan is, he’s going to have to wait, because here’s Dr. King, who walks straight up to me with this big, magnificent smile on his face and says, “I’m the fan!” because I’m sort of looking around for someone else, and he says, “I am your best fan, I am your biggest fan!” and I… I was at a loss for words, and if you know me, I am never at a loss for words.

I just couldn’t say a thing and he began to tell me how important my role was, what an inspiration it was. And you have to understand we were in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, people were regularly being attacked by dogs, and marchers were being hosed on the television every night, real life things, and here I am in this futuristic thing on TV and he was so complimentary, he told me “I was so important and the way you have created this role,” and I am just looking at him and looking at him and I remember I just kept hoping he’d never stop talking. Because his voice is just… you know the voice. And I finally just start saying, thank you so much Dr. King and I am shaking his hand and still shaking from nervousness and I said thank you so much and I am really going to miss my co-stars.

And at this his face totally changed, and he said “What are you talking about?!” and so I told him I would be leaving the show, because; and that was as far as he let me go, and he said, “STOP! You cannot! You cannot leave this show! Do you not understand what you are doing?! You are the first non-stereotypical role in television! Of intelligence, and of a woman and a woman of color?! That you are playing a role that is not about your color! That this role could be played by anyone? This is not a black role. This is not a female role! A blue eyed blond or a pointed ear green person could take this role!” And I am looking at him and looking at him and buzzing, and he said, “Nichelle, for the first time, not only our little children and people can look on and see themselves, but people who don’t look like us, people who don’t look like us, from all over the world, for the first time, the first time on television, they can see us, as we should be!

As intelligent, brilliant, people! People in roles other than slick tap dancers, and maids, which are all wonderful in their own ways, but for the first time we have a woman, a WOMAN, who represents us and not in menial jobs, and you PROVE it, this man proves and establishes a precedent that validates what we are marching for because three hundred years from today there we are, and there you are, in all our glory and all your glory! And you CANNOT leave!”

And I did not leave.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #30)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 08:13 PM

32. I've seen her at cons a couple of times

And I always get a chill when she tells that story.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #30)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:23 PM

35. That is a really cool story! And, in a way...

...it also reflects Obama's position as President.

One of the cool things about ST was that they had "one of every kind" in the crew, and yet it did not stand out or seem that noticeable. It was simply the future as we understood it would develop.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 06:43 PM

26. Beautiful!

Love this fantastic photo!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 07:21 PM

28. Live Long and Prosper All!

My favorite Star Trek the Original Series star and my president!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 07:32 PM

29. when I was 14 I returned to America from England

I used to RUN home from school to catch Star Trek at 4:00 PM - I was so impressed with this beautiful black gal ON TV *NOT PLAYING* a maid or a prostitute!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 08:13 PM

31. He Admitted That He Had a Crush on Her!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 09:19 PM

33. Ms. Nichols looks very good indeedy~!

What a great pic!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:22 PM

34. wonderful!

Fantastic photo, thanks for posting.


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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 11:35 PM

36. Great pic! I got to chat with Roddenberry once and told him

all my friends and I thought Uhura was great. He just smiled in agreement.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #36)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 01:49 AM

37. She was a beautiful, and groundbreaking lady for sure.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 05:41 AM

39. Oooooo!!! Great pic!

Thanks for posting. That made my day too!

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