Archive for January, 2016

MLK told Nichelle Nichols “don’t you dare leave the show”

Monday, January 18th, 2016

UhuraEvery Martin Luther King Day a good Star Trek fan should listen to this story and know this story.  The most beautiful member of the original regular Star Trek cast, Nichelle Nichols, played the loveliest member of the crew.

I don’t have to tell anyone that Nichelle Nichols plays Uhura.

My title may spoil the story but the fact remains the original Star Trek very much features the very world envisioned by the Reverend King, a world of human equality.

The story is wonderful. Nichelle Nichols tells NPR:

If you want a different re-telling of the story, here is something from the Archive of American Television: