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Just saw this, and was about to post it as well.
So many of them gone. RIP, Nichelle.
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Wow, that's sad. She was a class act.
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So sad. Goodbye, Nyota Uhura.
And of course you guys know what she did on-screen that had never been done before in television history.
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First mixed-race kiss.
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Right the first time.
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William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk alongside Nichols on Star Trek, tweeted: “I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Nichelle. She was a beautiful woman & played an admirable character that did so much for redefining social issues both here in the US & throughout the world. I will certainly miss her. Sending my love and condolences to her family.”
Also loved her recounting meeting Martin Luther King who gave her advice when she was seriously considering leaving Star Trek.
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Hailing frequencies are closed. God bless, sweet soul
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She was such an integral part of Star Trek and that doesn’t leave too much of TOS cast left
One of my favorite scenes with her:
“We am thy freighter Ursva”
Hailing frequencies are closed. Another great one gone but not forgotten.
We the unappreciated
must do the unimaginable
and see the unthinkable
to protect the ungrateful
Ironically, the episode "Plato's Stepchildren" played here on Friday night, the 29th. Supposedly her favorite episode of the series. It was the first time I ever saw it and thought it was a very good episode.
One of the first, one of the best. She will be missed.
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She was a woman of grace.
I am sorry she is gone.
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she went where others had never gone - what a trailblazer for TV given the time period
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I got to see her at a Trek convention and she showed her great love to fans with an impromptu performance of her song from Star Trek V. One of the fans provided her the words they had brought hopping she might sing it, which she did, quite beautifully.
Rest in peace Ms. Nichols.
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Someone must have been a huge Trek nerd, was on my way in to work and passed a large electronic billboard on the highway and it had this:
BOLDY GONE (in classic Star Trek font)
And this caption:
Remembering Nichelle Nichols 1932-2022
I have a DVD set of the older Trek movies. An image of her graces the jacket for Star Trek V; believe that will be the one I watch tonight. I'll listen out for the song that HKg3 mentioned and lift my glass to her.
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A true icon
Time to explore the universe now for real …
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I read this with great sadness with a lump in my throat and fuzzy monitor. Yes...hailing frequency closed. She was the first to go where "no one" had gone before...
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"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
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Her whole public life was defined by that role. She definitely seemed to be a class act.
Not much left of the original bridge crew.
Walter Koenig and George Takei are both 85.
And William Shatner is 91.
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