I just watched this last night, and it brought me such joy (and a few tears too).
Nichelle’s story is so remarkable, and there is so much more to her than the Uhura we all love. With her determination SHE was the key to blast open the doors to NASA and the space program to women and minorities; something that is totally (and thankfully) taken for granted today.
With recent and archived interviews, we learn of Nichelle’s journey from a young dancer and singer who performed with Duke Ellington, to actress and icon through Star Trek and through her greatest achievements in integrating NASA and promoting women and encouraging young people to truly employ their talents and truly reach for the stars.
Watching this, I felt I really knew Nichelle for the first time. I just wanted to hug her and say ‘Thank You!’. She is an inspiration for us all to achieve our dreams and make a difference in the world. Woman in Motion will touch your heart and mind with a message of hope. We need this now. This was released in 2019 and is now streaming on Paramount Plus.
Nichelle, thank you for ‘Flying us to the moon’. We love you. <3
Hi Everyone, Today is the last day of Hanukkah, and the 5th day of Christmas. Sorry I didn’t get this out sooner, but I was working on my most recent Trek Holiday collage and it took longer than I thought it would be! (Lots of digital cut and paste) I also made a simpler holiday post earlier, with Spock playing his lyre! And of course just yesterday was Nichelle Nichols 87th birthday, and I made a little poster for her too! <3 . Be sure to scroll down to see all of them! Thank you my readers for checking out my blog now and then. And I send you all blessings for this holiday season, and may 2020 bring you good health, much happiness, blessings, and serenity. Here’s a taste of my Holiday ‘Greatest Hits’ Love you All, Therese xo
As many of you know, our beloved Nichelle Nichols who played Uhura on TOS is retiring from convention appearances this year. (Her farewell tour is listed here) Nichelle realizes it is time for her to retire, although I suspect she really does not want to.
As Nichelle continues her farewell tour, here are some lovely images are from her appearance in Phoenix on May 26th. She looks so happy with a fan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, and her son Kyle. I do believe Nichelle is happiest when she’s with her fans and Trek family, truly in her element.
It’s sad that she is retiring, but totally understandable. I hope I may get to meet her as well before the tour ends.
I wish Nichelle a happy and peaceful retirement, surrounded by love and caring. Godspeed Nichelle, and may you truly live long and prosper. <3