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‘Star Trek’ Actress Nichelle Nichols Suffers Stroke

“Nichelle Nichols, who starred in the original Star Trek TV series back in the 1960s, has suffered a stroke.

According to a statement on her official Facebook, Nichols suffered the “mild stroke” Wednesday night at her home in L.A. “She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts,” her rep said…”

Keep reading at hollywoodreporter

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What if TOS had 900% more central female characters?

(Since I don’t want to stretch your dashboards any more than I have already, I’ve written some thoughts about the characters and the process that went into making the graphics under the cut.)

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While they were shooting, J.J. Abrams invited me to lunch and invited me to come to the set. I was so excited. The surprise he had going was that the young woman playing Uhura didn’t know I was coming. She just gasped.
As J.J. had planned it, she didn’t have to shoot, so we sat for two hours and talked, and it was as though I had known her all her life. I was so honored. I thought I was seeing myself – I knew I was in good hands. She just picked my brain.
When I see her come on, that’s me and I’m living it. A little ways into the movie, I realized she had taken to heart what I said and became more reserved and tighter. I’m so proud of her. She took a role that was established and gave it life.
Now I know who I was before I got on that ship for that first mission. It’s so exciting for me and rewarding. J.J. and she did me honor.
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Nichelle Nichols about Zoe Saldana playing Uhura in the reboot (x)(x)

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get to know meme:  [2/5] favorite female characters

Nyota Uhura:  “Personal log, Stardate 7615.1. It doesn’t seem like a year’s past since we restored our normal timeline. As I conclude my last entry as captain, my thoughts are not on that single grain of sand we might disturb accidentally, but on the fact that we are endowed with free will and can choose ideas that can either lead to deadly consequences or to joyous rewards. So truly, our destiny lies not in the stars, but within ourselves.”

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The crew of the USS Enterprise wishes you a happy Valentine’s Day!

Credits for Uhura and Scotty’s lines go to enterprisedating