Nichelle Nichols

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Another one? How come so many heroes age going right now.
Bye Bye Nichelle Nichols. We loved you for so long.
 

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Also on BBC News

I always particularly liked her character. In some of the spin-off books they make even more of Uhura and bring out a lot of the linguistics.

Read her autobiography some years back and that was interesting with some bits that were really sad.
 

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She lived a long, productive life and influenced many due to her role in Star Trek. She was an essential part of Star Trek's utopian vision of the future. Rest in peace, Lt. Uhura.
 

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Possibly my very first space crush, this was very sad to hear on the morning news, this is the loss of a beautiful and inspiring woman, it does seem to be natural causes so no illness just a long life and a quiet passing R.I.P. :(

Doesn't this only leave Shatner as the last of the original crew still alive?
 

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R.I.P

Can’t believe she was 89. As is often the case, the enduring image we have of film and TV stars is the one we last saw on the screen. For me, she’s still in her 30s.
 

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George Takei is still with us... and he was quoted this morning on the radio about Nichelle Nichols's death.

Yeah after asking I went off and had a google, for some reason I thought he had passed away during the Covid lockdown.
 

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Proving that I'm a white male, it really shocked me the number of people who found her to be a real inspiration. I just thought it was normal as could be for a black woman to be part of a star ship crew. She will be missed for sure.
 

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Danny, I have no idea where you got this from but it's absolutely perfect. Well done, sir.
 

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RIP.
She was going to drop out of ST at the end of the first series, but Martin Luther King said she should continue because of her effect on civil rights and related issues. That's what is meant by her huge influence.
 

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The power of representation is really important. It's not something i appreciated until recently.
 

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