Posts tagged "nichelle nichols"

“Star Trek”‘s Uhura And Spock Were Supposed To Hook Up Year Ago, Then William Shatner Pulled Rank

Well this is a surprise. We all know about the interracial kiss that rocked the world on “Star Trek” on November 22, 1968 but did you know that kiss was originally supposed to be between Uhura and Spock, not Uhura and Kirk?

In the episode ”Plato’s Stepchildren” from the original series, the crew land on a planet filled with…

By: The Mary Sue / April 22, 2013

President Obama & Lt. Uhura, Live Long And Prosper

Last night, Nichelle Nichols (aka Uhura from “Star Trek”) posted this incredible photo on her Twitter (I follow her, obvs) featuring her and President Obama throwing up the Vulcan salute for “live long and prosper.” In addition to being totally nerdtastic, it’s also quite moving. Martin Luther King Jr. once told Nichols that her role…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2012