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    Uhura RIP

    Just found out that Nichelle Nichols passed away on July 30.
    Haven't seen it reported anywhere until now.
    She was the first black woman to have a leading role in a TV seriies, and took part in the first inter-racial on-screen kiss when Captain Kirk and Uhura kissed in an episode of Star Trek.
    She had considered quitting the role, but was persuaded to stay by none other than Martin Luther King.
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...-89-180980507/

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    Re: Uhura RIP

    There were a lot of very moving obituaries a few days ago - most of them talking about her as an icon for social change more than as an actress.

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    I was never a Trekkie but I did see her character in the series have a large and very protruding earpiece, which seemed to be a serious health and safety concern when the Enterprise was being severely shaken when hurling at warp factor seven.

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    Were her last words “Beam me up Scottie?” She fitted in very well in Star Trek R.I.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    There were a lot of very moving obituaries a few days ago - most of them talking about her as an icon for social change more than as an actress.
    Never seen her in anything else other Star Trek, but she seemed to embody its spirit in real life - think that only leaves Kirk, Sulu (who doesn't get on with William Shatner) and Chekov left out of the main members of the cast in the first series now.

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    Guess space is the final frontier for her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleve van Leef View Post
    Were her last words “Beam me up Scottie?” She fitted in very well in Star Trek R.I.P.
    I don't know if this is true, but apparently, no one ever said "beam me up Scottie" in any episode of Star Trek.

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    A local hero passed away,maybe they should erect a statue for hm.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-62397167

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandywarhol View Post
    A local hero passed away,maybe they should erect a statue for hm.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-62397167
    More than a local hero. He should be recognised as a national hero and game changer and have a statue in the same vein as Betty Campbell does here.
    Isn't there an empty plinth where Edward Colston once stood?

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    Re: Uhura RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by dandywarhol View Post
    A local hero passed away,maybe they should erect a statue for hm.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-62397167
    Ain't that the truth

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    Re: Uhura RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBlue View Post
    I don't know if this is true, but apparently, no one ever said "beam me up Scottie" in any episode of Star Trek.
    It is true.

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    Re: Uhura RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    There were a lot of very moving obituaries a few days ago - most of them talking about her as an icon for social change more than as an actress.
    I missed this during all the over-reporting of some women's stuff

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