Lieutenant Uhura Visits the White House…


Nichelle Nichols (who looks great at age 81) visits Star Trek fan Barack Obama in the White House (photo submitted to Facebook by her co-actor George Takei).

Here’s a comment that told me something I didn’t realize:

Anthony Curi (on Facebook) made this comment:

Towards the end of the first season, she became jaded after being written into the background and nearly left the show. However, a letter from one particular viewer changed her mind.

“I am the biggest trekkie there is, and I am Lt. Uhura‘s most ardent fan.”
Dr. Martin Luther King


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Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on April 4, 2012, in Announcement, Arts, event, government, history, Internet, News, Opinion, President Obama, quote, Television, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for this one. I may have told you before that I’m a big Star Trek fan, of the purist variety. I have practically never watched anything but TOS episodes. Even now I watch then occasionally.

  2. We should also note that today is the 44th anniversary of the murder of Dr. King.

  3. According to Ms. Nichols , Dr. King told her in person, “You cannot leave this show. Do you not understand what you are doing?! You are the first non-stereotypical role in television! Of intelligence, and of a woman and a woman of color?!”

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