Nichelle Nichols, who starred as Nyota Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series and in subsequent films, is dead at the age of 89. Star Trek fans owe a thank you to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If not for him, the actress would have walked away from the role that would make her famous. She was all set to return to the stage at the end of the first season. Nichols had taken the…"Nichelle Nichols: Star Trek’s Uhura Dead at 89"
Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA is now available for audiences to watch from the comfort of their home. The documentary focuses on Nichelle Nichols’s work not so much on Star Trek but a career in science. This doesn’t happen without one particular Star Trek convention in 1975. Nichols listened to Jesco von Puttkamer speak but one thing was on her mind: where were the women and minorities. A…"Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols’s NASA Work"