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Nichelle Nichols as Nyota Uhura. Image from Memory Alpha

In Memoriam: Nichelle Nichols (1932-2022)

I am truly sad to report that Nichelle Nichols has left this Earthly realm. Her character on Star Trek, Nyota Uhura, was an icon for me from my childhood, when I breathlessly watched her on the premiere episodes of the original series. Here was a lovely, effective, and integral member of the crew, fourth in command on the USS Enterprise and able to assume any of the responsibilities on the bridge when necessary. She was not the Captain’s wife; she was not there to make Space Coffee, nor was she there to push a mop or broom. Uhura’s mission was […]