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Nichelle Nichols

Picture Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle's character Uhura became a role model for a generation of young black women, famously being one half of the firt interracial kiss on American television. She is now involved with recruiting from minority groups for NASA. Nichelle is a great singer, too!

Science fiction or human drama?
  Did the original series have a strong scientific and technical basis?

  As an actress, how many technical lines did you have, and were they more difficult to learn?

Uhura the role model.
  How unusual was it for a black actress to have a role like Uhura in 1966?

Whoopi Goldberg
  Tell us about the Oscar-winning Star Trek fan.

The first convention
  How did the first Star Trek convention come about?

Your costume
  How did you feel about your costume. It was very revealing.

Were the costumes sexist?
  Were those costumes too revealing?

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