Will J.J. Abrams Be Replacing Uhura’s Skirt With Pants? Negative, Captain. I love Nichelle Nichols and hated the miniskirt. Too bad it sounds like they kept this fashion misstep into the next version. sigh. Will Star Trek ever really get it? Originals Series, Skirts, Stars Trekth, Stars Trek Women, Startrek, Trek Uhura, Nichel Nichols, Nyota Uhura, Sewing Patterns
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Nichelle Nichols "In 1966, Uhura was the first black woman as a main character on US TV who was not a servant. NBC refused to let N.N. be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired her as a “day worker,” but included her in almost every episode. She actually made more money than any of the other actors through this workaround, but it was still a humiliating second-class status.
William Shatner as James T Kirk, I want to actually MEET him, not just ask him a question at a convention. He is a fascinating person! I have been a fan for almost 40 years. That is saying a lot since I am just 46.
The human concept of friend is most nearly duplicated in Vulcan thought by the term 't'hy'la', which can also mean 'brother' and 'lover'. Admiral Kirk supplied the following comments on this subject: "I was never aware of this 'lovers' rumor, although I have been told that Spock encountered it... I would not like to be thought of as being so foolish that I would select a love partner who came into sexual heat only once every seven years." -- Gene Roddenberry