‘Star Trek’ star Nichelle Nichols was branded a ‘trailblazer’ by many. And she kept in touch with her roots in Robbins.
Nichelle Nichols’ fans worldwide know her for her roles with "Star Trek" and NASA, but she also kept in touch with her roots in Robbins. Nichols died Saturday night, her son Kyle Johnson announced online. She was 89.chicagotribune.com
Nichelle Nichols advocated for women and people of color in STEM. Now, "Star Trek" actress Sonequa Martin-Green is continuing her legacy
"She's very much 1,000% actually a hero," Sonequa Martin-Green said of Nichelle Nichols, who as not only one of the first Black women to star on a TV series, but a recruiter for women and people of color at NASA.cbsnews.com
'Star Trek' alums, more react to death of Nichelle Nichols
Trailblazer was a word used by many to mourn the passing of actor Nichelle Nichols, who died Saturday at age 89. Nichols broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, and paved the way not just for future television actors of color but astronauts as well.news.yahoo.com
Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89
Relatives say Sunday that Nichelle Nichols, who broke ground for Black women acting on television as the beautiful, no-nonsense communications officer Lt. Ntoya Uhura on the original “Star Trek” TV series, has died at the age of 89. Her role in the 1966-69 series as Lt. Uhura earned Nichols a lifelong position of honor with the series’ rabid fans, known as Trekkers and Trekkies. It also earned her accolades for breaking racial stereotypes and included an interracial onscreen kiss with co-star William Shatner that was unheard of at the time.
How "Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols changed NASA
How "Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols changed NASA The TV series "Star Trek" predicted everything from tablet computers to flip phones and a diverse space program. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Michelle Miller has the story of how "Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols played a key role in NASA's effort to recruit both people of color and the first female astronauts, more than four decades ago.cbsnews.com
'Star Trek: Lower Decks' and 'Picard' nab nominations for 3 NAACP Image Awards
"Star Trek: Lower Decks" and "Picard" warped up three nominations for the 2021 NAACP Image Awards. "Star Trek: Lower Decks" and "Star Trek Picard" together have three nominations, representing the first time the franchise has been nominated in decades, according to TrekMovie.com. Related: How Borgs, Vulcans and doctors showed diversity on 'Star Trek: Voyager'TrekMovie notes these are the first Image nominations since 1997, although "Star Trek" has been recognized since the franchise's first iteration, "Star Trek: The Original Series." While it did not receive an NAACP nomination, current series "Star Trek Discovery" introduced the franchise's first transgender and non-binary characters this season, along with its longstanding inclusion of the first openly gay couple of "Star Trek." "Star Trek: Lower Decks," "Picard" and "Star Trek: Discovery" are availablewith subscription to the Paramount+ streaming service, which includes all other Trek franchise series.space.com