Nichelle Nichols who played the iconic role of Uhura in the original Star Trek series passed away at age 89. She was a trailblazer on TV and in life by her working with NASA to recruit people of color and women to go into the Astronaut program. I believe she was one of the most important people on TV during the time of the original Trek series. Without her, science fiction wouldn’t be as diverse as it is today.
Thank you for sending your hailing calls to a world that needed them, Nichelle. Well done. Rest in power.
Being in a fandom can suck when other people in the same fandom try to steal all the joy you have found from it. I see so much hate and negativity that it’s quite sad. The re is definitely a curse of having a big heart, an open mind, and sometimes a thin skin. The same can be said about religion.
Science Fiction is awesome and tonight is a double feature of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the season premiere of The Orville: New Horizons. The Orville is a loving satire of Star Trek. Strange New Worlds is a prequel to the original Star Trek series. Going into space albeit via television is fun.
Tonight the first episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds dropped for streaming on Paramount Plus (in the USA) and I thought it was fantastic. This series takes place on the USS Enterprise featuring Captain Christopher Pike who was in command prior to Captain James T. Kirk. This new series will remind you of the original series that aired in the 1960s. Familiar characters such as Spock, Uhura, and Nurse Chappel come together with new faces to make this show special.
I highly recommend this to every science fiction fan. Boldly go to see it soon.
First Contact Day is celebrated on April 5. It is the day when the Vulcans first make contact with humans on April 5, 2063. The site of the ‘First Contact’ is near the town of Boseman, Montana. It is my hope this comes to pass but Earth has to get its stuff together in order to be worthy of first contact. Thank you Gene Roddenberry for giving us the dreams to boldly go where no one has gone before.