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Nichols To Receive Award

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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The original series’ Nichelle Nichols will be receiving an award at the Essence 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon tomorrow.

The Black Women in Hollywood luncheon “celebrate[s] the top African-American women in the film industry.”

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Nichols and De Lancie To Judge Design Contest

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Recently, a design contest for Star Trek T-shirts was held and now it is time for two Trek celebrities and for fans to judge the designs submitted.

Three lucky fans who rate the shirts will be eligible to win a shirt with the winning design.

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Nichols To Be Part of Makers Documentary

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Nichelle Nichols will be one of them women featured in a new documentary, MAKERS: Women Who Make America.

The three-hour documentary focuses on exceptional women whose pioneering contributions helped to shape today’s world.

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Nichols And President Obama

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Last week, Nichelle Nichols was able to meet President Barack Obama, and she has shared a picture taken with the President with her Star Trek fans.

“I was honored to get a chance to meet with Pres[ident] Barack Obama today in the White House,” she said via Twitter. “He was as charming and handsome as I had expected.”

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Two Trek Actors Against SAG-AFTRA Merger

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Two actors from the original series have joined more than forty actors who are against a merger of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

The merger of SAG and AFTRA would combine SAG’s 140,000 members and AFTRA’s 80,000 members, some of whom have membership in both groups.

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Trek Nation To Debut Tomorrow

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Airing tomorrow, November 30, on the Science Channel at 8 PM, Trek Nation, produced and narrated by Rod Roddenberry, is a documentary about Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek, and the people involved with Star Trek over the years.

In making Trek Nation, Rod Roddenberry interviewed those who worked with his father over the years, including industry professionals who knew Gene Roddenberry, family friends, and Star Trek fans.

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See Nichols In Lady Magdalene

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Nichelle Nichols‘ suspense-comedy film Lady Magdalene is now available on YouTube.

In Lady Magdalene, Nichols plays Maggie, “the colorful and determined madam of a legal Nevada brothel, relocated from New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.”

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Uhura: Back On The Bridge

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Nichelle Nichols appeared live from Kennedy Space Center this morning on CNN’s American Morning Live show.

Kennedy Space Center is hosting Star Trek: The Exhibition this summer and Nichols’ interview took place on the Bridge of the USS Enterprise that is part of that exhibition, but instead of her usual place at the communications console, she was interviewed sitting in the Captain’s chair.

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Nichols on Blogtalkradio For Japan Earthquake Relief

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Nichelle Nichols was the guest on Blogtalkradio yesterday in a forty-five minute interview which fans can hear here.

The actress who played Lieutenant Uhura appeared on the show in hopes of obtaining support for the victims of the Japanese earthquake relief efforts. “It’s only been three or four weeks,” she said, “and with the nature of communication and television and news service, at least they are still involved with reporting but much of it is very negative.”

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Creation Entertainment Star Trek Convention Highlights

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Last weekend, fans who attended the Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention were entertained by many actors from various Star Trek series, including Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Grace Lee Whitney, the Duras Sisters, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois and other guest stars.

On the first day of the convention, held in San Francisco, Richard Arnold, former assistant to Gene Roddenberry, started things off with a 45th anniversary slideshow and reminisced about 1970s fandom and the birth of the Star Trek conventions.

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No G.I. Joe For Nichols

Monday, March 7th, 2011

A recent comment on Rachel Nichols‘s Twitter account indicates that she will not be returning for the G.I. Joe sequel.

Nichols, who played Scarlett in last year’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and is familiar to Star Trek fans as the Orion Gaila from Star Trek XI, told fans that not all of the characters from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra would be returning for the sequel.

G.I. Joe 2 News Flash: The only characters to return in the Jon Chu-directed sequel will be Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and Duke,” tweeted Nichols.

G.I. Joe 2 will be released in August.

Nichols: Fandom “Got It”

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Nichelle Nichols, who can be seen in tonight’s Pioneers of Television: Science Fiction (airing on PBS), spoke about Star Trek fandom and how fans “got” what Gene Roddenberry was trying to do with Star Trek.

According to Nichols, Star Trek fandom was the first one to put on conventions to meet with others who enjoyed their favorite television show. “First, it was a first,” she said. “Now, there are all kinds of conventions that celebrate their favorites, but this was the first. And so it was very, very different. And it was very honorable, you know? They loved the show. They got it. They got that Gene Roddenberry created something in the future that ‘today’ — 1966…”

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The Pioneers Of Television: Science Fiction

Monday, January 17th, 2011

In the first part of a four-part PBS series on the pioneers of television, science fiction shows including Star Trek will featured.

Several of the original series actors were profiled for the special, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols.

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Rachel Nichols In Negotiations For Criminal Minds

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Rachel Nichols, best-known to Star Trek fans as Gaila the Orion girl, is in negotiations to join the cast of CBS’ Criminal Minds as a series regular.

If Nichols does join Criminal Minds as a regular, she will be the first regular addition to the show since 2007, when Joe Mantegna (David Rossi) took over for Mandy Patinkin (Jason Gideon).

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Nichols Answers More Fan Questions

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Nichelle Nichols answered questions about her time on the original series, and gave her opinion on where the Abrams-verse Uhura should go.

One question that always comes up with original series members concerned getting along now with William Shatner. According to Nichols, “It’s very cordial when we see each other.”

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