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Star Trek Cast Celebrates 45 Years, Part 5
Star Trek - Uhura - Nichols: Uhura's original earpiece... so lovingly presented to me on the last day of shooting in 1969 by Prop Master Supreme Irving Feinberg. Subsequently, I was presented with a second earpiece in 2009 under a display globe that reads "Nichelle Nichols - Uhura - Thank you for communicating your special message of love and peace."
Nichelle Nichols, After the cancellation of Star Trek, Nichols volunteered her time in a special project with NASA to recruit minority and female personnel for the space agency, which proved to be a success. She began this work by making an affiliation between NASA and a company which she helped to run, Women in Motion.
MLK urged Nichols to stay with 'Star Trek' Uhura role
Amazing story from Nichelle Nichols, or as you may know her, Lieutenant Uhura from the original Star Trek "One of the promoters came up and said someone wanted to meet me. He said he's my greatest fan," says Nichols, 78. "I thought it was some Trekker, some kid. I turned in my seat and there was Dr. Martin Luther King with a big smile on his face. He said, 'I am a Trekker, I am your biggest fan.'" At that point, Nichols thought of herself as just a cast member on the show and hadn't ful...