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Entertainment 'Star Trek' alums, more react to death of Nichelle Nichols

02:50  01 august  2022
02:50  01 august  2022 Source:   msn.com

George Takei, Celia Rose Gooding & William Shatner Among Stars Remembering Nichelle Nichols

  George Takei, Celia Rose Gooding & William Shatner Among Stars Remembering Nichelle Nichols Star Trek fans are mourning the loss of Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed Nyota Uhuru in the original series and its film sequels, following her death on July 30 of natural causes. Among mourners are franchise stars past and present as well as other celebrities who were inspired by Nichols, a trailblazing actress who also played an integral role in recruiting diverse astronauts for NASA. Leading the tributes was George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu alongside Nichols.More from DeadlineNichelle Nichols Dies: 'Lt.

Trailblazer was a word used by many to mourn the passing of actor Nichelle Nichols, who died Saturday at age 89. Nichols broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, and paved the way not just for future television actors of color but astronauts as well. Tributes from fellow actors poured in on social media Sunday. Her “Star Trek” co-star George Takei said he would have more to say soon but that his heart is heavy. Celia Rose Gooding, who plays Uhura on the current “Star Trek” wrote that, “She made room for so many of us.

George Takei Recalls Nichelle Nichols' Reaction After Being Asked to be Matron of Honor at His Wedding

  George Takei Recalls Nichelle Nichols' Reaction After Being Asked to be Matron of Honor at His Wedding "I am not a matron! If Walter [Koenig] can be best man, why can't I be best lady?" Takei recalled Nichols saying in a lengthy Facebook tribute to his late Star Trek costarGeorge Takei is reflecting on his close relationship with his late Star Trek costar, Nichelle Nichols.

  'Star Trek' alums, more react to death of Nichelle Nichols © Provided by The Canadian Press

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“I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Nichelle. She was a beautiful woman & played an admirable character that did so much for redefining social issues both here in the US & throughout the world. I will certainly miss her. Sending my love and condolences to her family.” — William Shatner, “Star Trek” co-star, via Twitter.

“A remarkable woman in a remarkable role. Nichelle, you will be deeply missed. Sending much love and respect.” — J.J. Abrams, who directed 2009's “Star Trek” reboot and its 2013 follow-up “Star Trek Into Darkness,” on Twitter.

“I shall have more to say about the trailblazing, incomparable Nichelle Nichols, who shared the bridge with us as Lt. Uhura of the USS Enterprise, and who passed today at age 89. For today, my heart is heavy, my eyes shining like the stars you now rest among, my dearest friend.” — George Takei, Nichols' “Star Trek” co-star who played Sulu, on Twitter.

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

  Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89 Queen Elizabeth has led tributes to the Lionesses after their history-making 2–1 win over Germany in the Euro final.

“She made room for so many of us. She was the reminder that not only can we reach the stars, but our influence is essential to their survival. Forget shaking the table, she built it.” — Celia Rose Gooding, who plays Uhura on “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” on Twitter.

“Nichelle Nichols was The First. She was a trailblazer who navigated a very challenging trail with grit, grace, and a gorgeous fire we are not likely to see again. May she Rest In Peace.” — Kate Mulgrew, “Star Trek: Voyager” cast member, on Twitter.

“Before we understood how much #RepresentationMatters #NichelleNichols modeled it for us. With her very presence & her grace she shone a light on who we as people of color are & inspired us to reach for our potential. Rest well glittering diamond in the sky.” — Wilson Cruz, “Star Trek: Discovery” actor, on Twitter.

“Many actors become stars, but few stars can move a nation. Nichelle Nichols showed us the extraordinary power of Black women and paved the way for a better future for all women in media. Thank you, Nichelle. We will miss you.” — Lynda Carter, "Wonder Woman" star, on Twitter.

Nichelle Nichols Used Her 'Star Trek' Fame to Get Women Into Space (Video)

  Nichelle Nichols Used Her 'Star Trek' Fame to Get Women Into Space (Video) As Trekkies around the world mourn and reflect on the legacy of "Star Trek" icon Nichelle Nichols, those who have actually traveled into the final frontier are honoring the actress' pivotal work in getting women and people of color into NASA's astronaut program. On Paramount+, alongside all of Nichols' "Star Trek" adventures, the documentary "Woman in Motion" chronicles how Nichols used her fame as Enterprise officer Lt. Uhura to challenge NASA to seek out a more diverse set of astronauts during the development of its space shuttle program, leading to a partnership between the space agency and Nichols' program Women in Motion.

“Godspeed to Nichelle Nichols, champion, warrior and tremendous actor. Her kindness and bravery lit the path for many. May she forever dwell among the stars." — Stacey Abrams, politician, on Twitter.

“Nichelle Nichols told us that we belonged in outer space. We are limitless. The heavens have gained an Uhura today.” — Colman Domingo, actor, on Twitter.

“My love for the original Star Trek is profound. Nichelle Nichols was a ground-breaker and a glorious ambassador for her show, her role and science all her life. And a truly lovely person. May she have a wonderful adventure to the final frontier.” — Jason Alexander, actor, on Twitter.

“Nichelle was a singular inspiration. She’s the one who really opened my eyes to what ‘Star Trek’ is and can be. I can’t tell you how many people have told me she’s the reason they became… an astronaut, a scientist, a writer, a linguist, an engineer… it goes on and on. We stand in her light and honor her today and every day. Thank you, dear Nichelle, for leading the way.” — Alex Kurtzman, the executive producer in charge of the Star Trek Universe, via Twitter.

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